Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport, and Local Fire Departments Honor Brave Men and Women on Veterans Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

from Josue Jorge (203) 576-7201, josue.jorge@bridgeportct.gov

(Nov. 14, 2019) — Bridgeport, CT – Early Monday morning Mayor Ganim joined the Veterans Council of Greater Bridgeport, community members and local officials to honor veterans.

Events began with a flag raising at Veterans Memorial Park on the North End and ended at a Veterans Ceremony at Colonel Mucci Memorial Plaza in Downtown Bridgeport.

“For us to take a moment to recognize all the sacrifices made for our freedoms reminds us to thank a veteran and to do more to honor them,” stated Mayor Ganim.

Mayor Ganim joined Chief Thode, with the Bridgeport Fire Department and their Stratford, Milford, and Fairfield counterparts to present a check totaling $23,726 to Homes for the Brave; a Bridgeport not-for-profit dedicated to providing housing and services to veterans in need.

After recognizing the almost $30,000 in state and federal funding cuts the organization recently experienced, Homes for the Brave CEO Vincent Santilli said, “This is just incredible, and we couldn’t be more grateful.”

For citywide veteran affairs info, visit bridgeportct.gov/veteransaffairs or call (203) 576-8348.

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