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STATE SENATOR

Marilyn Moore

Honesty & Integrity

Honoring Connecticut's Heroes on Veterans Day

This Saturday is Veterans Day, giving us all an opportunity to thank those who served for the sacrifices they have made to preserve our way of life.

President Woodrow Wilson established this holiday (originally known as Armistice Day) in 1919 to honor the brave Americans who fought and died in World War I. After World War II, Armistice Day was expanded to honor all veterans of our military services, and the holiday’s name was changed to Veterans Day.

While I believe we should honor our veterans every day, this annual holiday is especially important as it allows us to reflect on the true sacrifices our service members have made to protect the liberties we hold most dear.

Honor a Local Veteran
Connecticut’s Wartime Service Medal is available to anyone who served in the armed forces during a time of war and was a Connecticut resident at the time or currently lives here. Many veterans from the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq received the medal as part of their discharge packets, but most veterans who served prior to 2005 are unaware of the medal's existence. If you believe that you or a loved one may be eligible and would like more information, please visit this website.

Help Support Bridgeport Student Athletes!

Bassick Basketball
Bassick High School’s boys basketball team is raising money to travel to Virginia to play in a high school basketball tournament.

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They’re hosting the Bassick Teamsters Fundraiser game Thursday, November 9, at Bassick High School, 1181 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. There will be a Bassick vs. Harding alumni game at 5:30 p.m. and the main event, The Bassick Teamsters vs. the Bridgeport Police Department, starts at 7:00 p.m.

Last season, under the leadership of Head Coach Bernie Lofton, Bassick won the CSC Championship after a 73-59 win over Prince Tech.

Bridgeport Youth Football
The Bridgeport Chargers 9U youth football team has been invited to attend 2017 American Youth Football Championships in Kissimmee, Florida from December 1 to 8 and they need your help to get there! As you can imagine, not all children can afford the transportation cost and expenses. The team is raising funds to help get them to sunny Florida and play on youth football's biggest stage.

Please help spread the word!