Veterans Day: Ridgefield honors 100th anniversary of World War I

With thoughtful words, patriotic songs, taps and gun salute, Ridgefielders led by two American Legion Commanders — former Commander Bob Tulipani and current Commander George Besse — honored Veterans Day 2018, marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I “on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918. About 150 people … read more

Motorcyclist rode through France with terms of World War I armistice

“The war to end all wars” — as World War I was, tragically, miscalled — ended 100 years ago this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2018. The armistice agreed that the killing and trench warfare would cease on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, known as Armistice Day for much of the 20th Century … read more

Helping Our Heroes: Library program for first responders, veterans to be held Sept. 25

Helping Our Heroes is panel discussion about improving the well-being of first responders and veterans that will be held at the Ridgefield Library on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. This program is aimed at police, firefighters, EMS personnel, 911 dispatchers, active military and veterans and the family, friends, and therapists who care about them. The panel is comprised of … read more

Elk Lodge to host suit drive in July

The Danbury Elks Lodge #120 along with Save-A-Suit.org is sponsoring a SUIT DRIVE to collect Men’s and Women’s Business Attire to help military veterans obtain the confidence and presentation skills necessary to succeed in civilian life.  Donations of suits, coats, pants, dress shirts, dresses, shoes, etc. that are clean and in good condition will be happily accepted and put to … read more

State, town seek to identify women veterans of World War II

The town’s Social Services Department, in conjunction with the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation and the Connecticut Veterans Service Organizations, is requesting help from residents for a ceremony that will recognize women veterans who served in World War II. “To celebrate the 100th anniversary of military women veterans, the Connecticut Veterans Service Organizations are planning to host an awards ceremony, celebrating … read more

Legionnaires, baseball players help make holidays bright

Despite the chill in the weather last weekend, members of Ridgefield’s American Legion Post 78 strung festive garlands and bows on Main, Prospector and Catoonah streets to help make the holidays bright. The Legionnaires were assisted by volunteers who play on the Legion baseball teams. “The Legion baseball team players make light work of decorating the lamp posts, and we … read more

Veterans Day 2017: 'These men saved the world' (SLIDESHOW)

[wide][/wide] About 70 Ridgefield residents attended the Veterans Day ceremony at the Lounsbury House on a cold Saturday morning. Vocalist Evelyn Carr sang the National Anthem and America the Beautiful, First Selectman Rudy Marconi delivered his annual Veterans Day speech, and Capt. Lynn Isaac was honored as the keynote speaker. Capt. Isaac recalled visiting Normandy with her father, a World … read more

Sunset Run for Warriors: Organizer talks mission, Sunday's event

Steve Bartomioli, a senior director of sports and recreation at Hope for the Warriors, stops by HAN to discuss the 8th annual Sunset Run on Sunday, Aug. 20. The run takes-off in Shelton’s Huntington Center.  Watch the interview below: For more than 11 years, Hope For The Warriors has provided a full cycle of care through many programs to restore … read more

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