Senator Witkos Attends James Mars Day Celebration

May 3, 2021

Norfolk, CT – State Senator Kevin Witkos (R-Canton) recently attended a celebration to honor the life and service of James Mars, a slave born and sold in Connecticut.

“This is a fascinating bit of local history and I am so appreciative to students from the Salisbury School, Norfolk Historical Society, the Church of Christ in Norfolk, and the many others who had a hand in yesterday’s meaningful event” said Senator Witkos.

In addition to May 1st, 2021 being named James Mars Day in the state of Connecticut, students from the Salisbury School helped to unveil a “Witness Stone” to commemorate the life of James Mars in Northwest Connecticut.

More information on the life of James Mars can be found by visiting this link.