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Trumbull to Honor Veterans Monday

U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Gary Knight (Credit: Trumbull-ct.gov)
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Gary Knight (Credit: Trumbull-ct.gov)
26-year Army Veteran Gary Knight will take the stage at this year's Veterans Day Ceremony at Trumbull High School.

The ceremony starts at 8:30 a.m.

The American Legion Post 141 and VFW Post 10059 is partnering with Trumbull schools to honor the day, originally set at the 11th hour of the 11th month of the 11th day of the year marking the end of World War I.

Participants will include past and present members of our Armed Forces, state and local political and educational dignitaries, clergy, and the Senior class of Trumbull High School.

U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. First Class (SFC) Gary Knight serves with the 395th Combat Support Sustainment unit based in Middletown.

He has 26 years of service, eight on active duty, including deployments to Iraq and Kuwait. His decorations include two Army Commendation Medals, the Army Achievement Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the Iraq Campaign Medal with Star. He also holds both Air Assault and Drill Instructor badges. He lives with his family in Waterbury, CT.

Patriotic musical accompaniment will be provided by the Trumbull High School Chamber Singers and the Golden Eagle Marching Band. A keynote address will be presented by a distinguished veteran of the Armed Forces.

Veterans of Trumbull and surrounding towns are encouraged to attend and bring guests. 

"We hope you will join us in honoring those who have served, and continue to serve, in times of war and in peace, to preserve the freedoms we enjoy as Americans," according to the town Website.

For further information, please call American Legion Commander, George Areson, at 203-261-6874. 

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