Always Remember

NORWICH – City Police Chief Joseph Angelino opened his Memorial Day address by asking the few hundred gathered in the West Park to recognize former Norwich resident Ford Hitt, a World War II veteran and survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack.

“He is a true American treasure,” said Angelino, referring to Hitt, who now resides at the New York State Veterans’ Home in Oxford. “He deserves to be recognized.”

Along with Hitt and the living symbols of our veterans’ sacrifice, there are hundreds of thousands of servicemen and women who never came home from battle or have since passed away who also deserve recognition, master of ceremonies and past American Legion Commander Frank Revoir said.

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