June 12, 2010
Last evening we arrived late into Connecticut, staying with a local Gold Star mom we hit the bed hard. This morning we had a chance to take our time a bit but had to be at our next destination in Trumbull, an hour away, at 11am. The event we were attending today was the annual Fallen Heroes Memorial. It was a fabulous day planned to completely honor Connecticut’s fallen military men and women. Dozens of GS families were in attendance as well as a navy band, the CT attorney general, Congressman Jim Hines and several other speakers. I was also able to reconnect to MG Mark Graham whom I had met in DC last year.
I was on the program as a speaker and was able to share the flag and its symbolism. More importantly I presented a flag to Mrs K. Cardona, in honor of her husband, SSgt Ronald W Cardona ~ 06 July 1969 ~ Vietnam. This was a moving time as she and her two daughters accepted the personalized flag. I want to thank those CT Gold Star families for the honor of meeting them and for embracing this mission of remembrance for their loved ones. I will do all I can to bring public recognition to their sacrifice and work tirelessly to be sure each receives a personalized flag.
Tomorrow: I will be speaking at Live Rock Church in Killingsworth, CT.