Trumbull Police Commission Recalls 9/11
New Trumbull resident and U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Al Meraz joined in a moment of silence for the victims of 9/11. He spoke at the beginning of the Trumbull Police Commission on Sept. 11.
"We're very lucky that we're all here," Meraz said. "We should be thankful for what we have accomplished so far in the war [on terror]."
Meraz has been stationed all over the world in his 18 years in the Corps., adding that he has earned 4 Navy Achievement Medals for different actions: one for supporting the 10K coalition forces in Iraq; 3 Sea Service Deployments; 2 National Defense Medals; Iraqi Campaign Medal; 6 Good Conduct Medals; Global War on Terrorism; 4 Navy Meritorious Unit Commendations; Expeditionary medal; Korean Defense Service Medal; Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and 3 Navy Unit Commendation Medals.
Carnival Takes in $3,804
Although there was threatening weather predictions, Sept. 8, was again an enchanting and magical day at the Schulmans. The Schulman home was transformed into a full-scale community fund raising carnival for the benefit of Muscular Dystrophy. Friends, relatives and neighbors, from as far away as Ohio, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts as well as Connecticut, came to volunteer their time and talent to contribute to the success of this event. The carnival was marked with a happy buzz of activity all day long, with games, prizes, bounce house, face painting, magic shows, dunk tank, and balloon blasters. Plenty of hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, Italian Ices, and cotton candy were available for all. It was delightful to watch children of all ages as well as adults enthusiastically and energetically participated in all the wonderful activities.
It was truly an incredible day as everyone came together with generous hearts to offer their time and support to be part of something important and meaningful in order to help make a positive difference in the lives of others.
This year’s contributions came to $3,804 exceeding last year’s total. All 100% of the donations and proceeds will be donated to the Muscular Dystrophy Association to help support the work of scientists who are searching for treatments and cures, it will help finance children with muscular disease to go to summer camp and it will provide the essential equipment and therapists needed to enrich and improve the quality for many who suffer from over 40 neuromuscular diseases. The Schulman Family expressed their sincere and heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to everyone for their generosity, dedication and commitment. This was a fantastic and triumphant day as well as a noble and rewarding community accomplishment.
Trumbull First Selectman Timothy M. Herbst proclaimed September 17–23, 2012 as Constitution Week. Mr. Herbst said, in his proclamation, that September 17, 2012 marks the 225th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution.
Our Constitution is the cornerstone of our freedoms. American colonists fought, sacrificed and died to establish and preserve these freedoms now guaranteed to us by the Constitution of the United States. We owe a debt to these past heroes and to our present heroes, our service men and women who willingly sacrifice everything so that we can remain free.
Mr. Herbst also noted that the U.S. Constitution is a living document unique in the world. It is the basic document of our republic, which protects the individual liberties of all citizens through written law. Mr. Herbst asked our citizens to reaffirm the ideals which the Framers of the Constitution had in 1787 by vigilantly protecting the freedoms guaranteed to us through this guardian of our liberties, remembering that lost rights may never be regained.
First Selectman Herbst presented the Constitution Week Proclamation to Trumbull resident Christy Hendrie, Vice Regent and Judy Savary, Veterans Services Chairman, members of the Sarah Riggs Humphreys-Mary Silliman Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
In honor of the start of Constitution Week, several churches in the area will ring their bells on Monday, September 17. Vice Regent Hendrie reminds us to listen for the Bells of Freedom proclaiming the signing of the US Constitution 225 years ago.
The DAR perpetuates the memory and spirit of the men and women who won American independence. The group also helps maintain historic state properties. Any woman over 18 who can prove an ancestor served in the American Revolution is a prospective member. For more information on the DAR go online at http://www.sarahriggshumphreysDAR.org or call Sarah Riggs Humphreys-Mary Silliman Chapter Regent Barbara Wells at 203-550-9643.