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Ganim, Himes to assist Veterans’ groups Friday in flagging graves

May 23, 2019

BRIDGEPORT-Mayor Joseph Ganim and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes will assist several veterans’ organization Friday as they place flags on the graves of military men and women buried in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Stratford.

They may be joined by members of the City Council and Bridgeport’s legislative delegation.

Larry Robinson, the coordinator of the city’s Veterans’ Affairs office said Friday will mark a week of installing the flags on veteran’s graves.

He said flags also were installed on graves at Lakeview Cemetery.

This is an annual tradition throughout the state in the days leading up to Memorial Day. The flags are usually removed after Veterans’ Day in November.

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