*Taken at the Norwalk Memorial Day Celebration with State Rep. Candidate Tracy Marra
Dear Friends,

Today we honor those who died in Military Service to protect our great nation. The holiday has roots dating back to the post-Civil War era when citizens would informally place flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers. Memorial Day was initially called Decoration Day and was first celebrated on May 20, 1868, at Arlington National Cemetery. By the late 1800s, it was observed by several states and declared a legal holiday. Over the next few decades, the day transformed from being called Decoration Day to its current name of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day is often associated with barbeques and the start of summer, but as we know it is more than merely having fun with friends and family. Today, please take a moment to pay tribute to the fallen heroes who have gone before us. To celebrate, you could visit a military cemetery or memorial. Wilton has a memorial right in the center of town; Ridgefield a memorial plaque of the Battle of Ridgefield in Ballard Park; and New Canaan a memorial in the lobby of Town Hall. Consider something as simple as putting an American flag out at home to better remember the sacrifices of so many. 

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns that I can help you with.

I plan to earn your support.

Warm regards,
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