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Veterans Strong Community Center is honored to partner with the Wernicki Family on what we hope will become a long-standing tradition in Bristol! 

"The Battle of Lexington and Concord, April 19, 1775.

It was “The Shot Heard Round the World”, written by poet Ralph Waldo Emerson; the first battle that started the American Revolutionary War, paving our path to freedom.

There is no time like the present to embrace our American Heritage and honor those that came before us. Patriots' Day [became] an official holiday in Connecticut as of July 10, 2017. We joined Maine, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin already celebrating with pride."

Patriots' Day in Connecticut, Facebook site.

Do you know a Patriot that calls Bristol home, was born in Bristol or volunteers their time in Bristol? Nomination letters are now being accepted to help with the selection of this year’s Patriots Day honorees. Please consider nominating a local Veteran, Serviceman or Servicewoman either living or deceased. Share with us how this person has been heroic in serving our country and their community.


Please send all letters and correspondence by or before  March 25, 2024 to the attention of Veterans Strong Community Center, 111 North Main St, Bristol CT, 06010 or you may also email to: Thank you for your support! 

Click here to submit a nomination

NEW THIS YEAR!!! - Buffet dinner is part of our ceremony. $25 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance. They can be purchased online or via cash/Check at Veterans Strong Community Center. Tickets MUST purchased by April 8th. 

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5th Annual Patriots' Day Celebration
April 15, 2024 at 6:00pm

Luna's Banquet Facility
360 King St.
Bristol, CT 06010

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