The state held a ceremony Thursday evening to honor brave Connecticut men and women who lost their lives fighting in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The event was held at the Wall of Honor in between the State Capitol and the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. The wall is a permanent memorial paying tribute to the 65 members of the U.S. Armed Forces who are from Connecticut and gave their lives in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since September 11, 2001.
Gov. Ned Lamont attended the ceremony. It was hosted by Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz, and included Veterans Affairs Commissioner Thomas Saadi and Maj. Gen. Francis Evon, Adjutant General of the Connecticut National Guard.