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Weston Marks Veterans Day With Remembrance Ceremony

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Richard Stephenson takes part in the Weston Veterans Day Ceremony.
Retired Army Maj. Gen. Richard Stephenson takes part in the Weston Veterans Day Ceremony. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Betsy Peyreigne
The Color Guard opens the ceremony Monday with the arrival of the flags.
The Color Guard opens the ceremony Monday with the arrival of the flags. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Betsy Peyreigne
First Selectman Gayle Weinstein speaks at the ceremony, which includes the laying of a memorial wreath.
First Selectman Gayle Weinstein speaks at the ceremony, which includes the laying of a memorial wreath. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Betsy Peyreigne
A number of Weston veterans of all ages attend the ceremony outside Town Hall.
A number of Weston veterans of all ages attend the ceremony outside Town Hall. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Betsy Peyreigne
A number of Weston veterans of all ages attend the ceremony outside Town Hall.
A number of Weston veterans of all ages attend the ceremony outside Town Hall. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Betsy Peyreigne
A number of Weston veterans of all ages attend the ceremony outside Town Hall.
A number of Weston veterans of all ages attend the ceremony outside Town Hall. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Betsy Peyreigne
A number of Weston veterans of all ages attend the ceremony outside Town Hall.
A number of Weston veterans of all ages attend the ceremony outside Town Hall. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Betsy Peyreigne
Red, white and blue are proudly on display at the Weston Veterans Day ceremony.
Red, white and blue are proudly on display at the Weston Veterans Day ceremony. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Betsy Peyreigne

WESTON, Conn. -- Under a bright fall sky Monday, Weston honored its veterans with a remembrance ceremony led by First Selectman Gayle Weinstein at the town’s Memorial Stone outside Town Hall.

The small crowd gathered to commemorate Veterans Day, which is celebrated to coincide with Armistice Day, the day when at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, World War I soldiers put down their weapons, ending hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany.

On Monday, many of the veterans also took part in assemblies at Weston schools, teaching the young people in town about their military service and about patriotism.

The events were organized by the Weston Veterans Affairs Committee. A color guard opened the ceremony, which the placing of a memorial wreath at the stone and the National Anthem and "God Bless America" sung by Nichole Peyreigne.

Betsy Peyreigne, one of the organizers of the events, supplied photos from the day (above). More photos can be found at her SnugMug account.

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