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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, 2023 to the attention of Maggie Wernicki: The Patriots’ Day Initiative 87 Great Pine Path, Plantsville, CT 06479 or you may also email to: Thank you for your support! 

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4th Annual Patriots' Day Celebration
April 17, 2023 at 6:00pm

Manross Public Library
260 Central St. Forestville, CT 06010

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