I have a red poppy made by disabled veterans that I bought for Remembrance Day in the UK many years ago. I keep it in my hallway all year to remind me that I grew up amid the devastation of war.
A red poppy is a symbol to signify what is called “Remembrance Day” in Britain and most of Europe; it signifies the end of the “war to end all wars” that came into effect on the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month of 1918, the day World War One hostilities ceased. Poppies were ubiquitous in the fields of Flanders and France where so many lost their lives. Continue reading Armistice Day
Some30,000 post-9/11 service members and veterans have been desperate enough to take their own lives. A real day for veterans would provide mental and physical support services that would seek to reduce or eliminate these self-inflicted casualties.
There are40,000 homeless veterans in this country. A real day for veterans would address their physical and emotional needs and help them access permanent housing.
NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk Police Department is starting to get into “a little bit of a predicament,” said Lt. David O’Connor, president of Police Union Local 1727.
O’Connor called NoN on Tuesday to elaborate on the issue of the day: NPD has shifted officers out of specialty units and onto patrol because retirements, injuries and resignations have stretched the department’s manpower thin, according to Deputy Norwalk Police Chief Susan Zecca and others.
“I’ve been told that there are with all likelihood three other officers who are going to be leaving before the end of the year,” O’Connor said. “…These are all young people who are just leaving policing or are not interested in the Norwalk Police Department because of the time constraints that it places on you.” inktastic Big Sister Heart and Arrow Toddler Dress
The parking lot behind Norwalk Police headquarters.
NORWALK, Conn. – The Norwalk Police Department is “definitely having some serious staffing issues,” Deputy Norwalk Police Chief Susan Zecca said.
With 181 officers authorized, the department is down to 166 sworn officers, Norwalk Police Chief Thomas Kulhawik said Monday. The dip is attributed to retirements and resignations, but six recruits are set to enter the police academy in January, according to Deputy Chief James Walsh. Continue reading NPD faces ‘serious staffing issues’
Bob Killacky speaks to a family at the first NPS districtwide School Choice Fair for middle school and high school families, Wednesday at the Carver Center.
NORWALK, Conn. – Cayden Benitez walked into the first Norwalk Public Schools Choice Fair thinking he’d like to enroll in ROTC when he gets to high school. The eighth grader walked out thinking maybe he’d prefer marine sciences.
Four years ago, I traveled around America, visiting historical archives. I was looking for documents that might reveal the hidden history of climate change – and in particular, when the major coal, oil and gas companies became aware of the problem, and what they knew about it.
Sen. Chris Murphy talking to reporters in March. (Mark Pazniokas, CTMirror.org)
The House of Representatives passed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure package late Friday.
A statement from U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-Greenwich) explained:
“Today, the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which will provide approximately $550 billion in new funding. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will provide almost $5.4 billion to the state of Connecticut and will create more than $100 billion in competitive grant programs for which organizations across the state will be eligible to apply. Continue reading Connecticut legislators tout infrastructure package