Trumbull's Fred Garrity, Jr., executive director of the Connecticut United Ride and a zoning board member, took another leadership role recently.
As master of ceremonies at the early-morning dedication that took place inside Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Station (SHVFR) Jan. 26 for the 26 Copper Stars and the Bronze Plaque, he welcomed those invited.
The plaque is dedicated to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting Dec. 14, 2012.
According to a press release, the private audience included (SHVFR) and their family members, rlected Officials, both State and Newtown Police, Newtown Firefighters, Clergy, those responsible for the creation and installation of the 26 Stars and Plaque, as well as family members and friends of Newtown’s "26 Angels," or the 26 fatally shot.
The Flags were presented by (SHVFR) Color Guard escorted by The Connecticut Firefighters Pipe and Drums.
The dedication read, “On behalf of Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue, and all of those whose resolve continues to move us forward, and on behalf of all of us gathered here; Today, January 26, 2013, we dedicate these 26 Copper Stars; We dedicate them to Newtown’s 26 Angels (THE 26 NAMES WERE READ) For years to come, these Stars will stand as a positive reminder to all who pass, that the Moments, the Memories, the Guidance, the Joy, and the Love that was shared, will forever live on through our hearts….”