QVCC to Host Virtual Veterans Day Ceremony

Quinebaug Valley Community College will celebrate Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11 with a virtual ceremony, highlighting the addition and dedication of 19 new bricks to the Veterans Garden. The virtual ceremony will also include greetings from QVCC’s Dr. Rose R. Ellis and several local legislators.

Messages from legislators include Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senator Mae Flexer, Congressman Joe Courtney, Representative Anne Dauphinais, and Representative Pat Boyd. The Presentation of Colors will be done by the American Legion of Putnam, CT and the musical selection will be performed by Linda Colangelo.

Over 400 bricks already lie in QVCC’s Veterans Garden, which was built in 2010 with the goal of having a place where local veterans could be honored and remembered for their service. The new bricks added this year honor the following servicemen and servicewomen:

James L. Ayers
US Army, World War II

Lester E. Day
US Army, World War II

Joseph Dziki
USMC, World War II

Roland J. Farfand
US Navy, WWII Seabees

David A. Griffiths
USAF, THS, 1965-1970

SGT Paul A. LaJeunesse
US Army

ENCM John D. Lord
US Navy, Vietnam

George E. Marczac
US Coast Guard, Vietnam

Dennis J. Matteau
US Army, Vietnam

Floyd R. Merriman
US Army, 75 INF, World War II

Al Orlomoski
US Army, 1946-1949

Steven F. Orlomoski
US Air Force, 1979-2013

Ray Porier
US Air Force AMISTCL, AF12501599

SGT E. Spooner
Operation Freedom, 2012-2013

Darrell E. Stevens
US Navy, Vietnam, 1970

George J. Thivierge
US Army, Korea

SPC5 VJ Ward
US Army, 1966-1968

SP5 John W. Warner
US Army, Vietnam

SPC5 Bruce Allen Waterman
US Army, Vietnam