Honoring Military Wives, Moms With Pearls

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    A local jewelry store is honoring moms and wives of military members by giving free pearl necklaces.

    A Connecticut jewelry store is hoping to make Mother's Day a little more special for military moms, wives and fiances.

    Bill Selig Jewelers will give away 1,000 freshwater pearl necklaces with silver clasps to the mothers and spouses or spouses-to-be of active-duty soldiers on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the store's locations on Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury and on Broad Street in Windsor.

    “We wanted to come up with a way of thanking military families for their sacrifices, which are overlooked day-today,” said Sharran Selig Bennett, vice president of Bill Selig Jewelers. “We all just seem to go about our business, and we do forget about the wives, daughters, children of the veterans, the soldiers that are over there fighting.

    The store does ask that mothers and spouses of military troops bring a photograph and personal note about their solider.

    The family holds the event each year in memory of  Bill Selig, who served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

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