Legislators to Honor Bristol, Plainville Vets with Connecticut Wartime Service Medal

July 27, 2018

BristolState Senator Henri Martin and State Representatives Whit Betts, Cara Pavalock-D’Amato, Bill Petit, and Chris Ziogas will join the Bristol Veterans Strong Community Center and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Thomas J. Saadi to honor Bristol and Plainville veterans on August 2. The Connecticut Wartime Service Medal presentation ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m. at Bristol Eastern High School and is open to the public.

The award can be presented to Connecticut veterans who served:

  • 90 or more days of active federal wartime service, unless the war or operation lasted less than 90 days; or
  • Any member of any reserve component of the armed forces (including the National Guard) who served during a period of war and was honorably discharged from active duty or was honorably discharged from a reserve component and who was a resident of this state at the time he or she was serving in such reserve component during a period of war or is domiciled in this state on the date of such award.

Veterans receiving the medal at the August 2 ceremony sent an application and the appropriate documentation to the CTDVA.

Sen. Martin and Reps. Betts, Pavalock-D’Amato, and Ziogas represent the city of Bristol in the General Assembly. Rep. Petit represents the community of Plainville. Sen. Martin also represents Plainville.