Pearl Harbor Remembrance & Time To Get Your Flu Shot

December 7, 2023

Our state and the rest of the nation are remembering all those we lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Please read below to find out how Connecticut is recognizing our fallen heroes.

Now is the time to prepare your body for the height of flu season. Keep scrolling to find a location to get your flu shot today.

Our community is embracing the holiday season! You will find a list of community events that will get you and your family in the holiday spirit.

Below you will find the following sections in today's email:

  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
  • Time To Get Your Flu Shot
  • Snowplow Naming Contest
  • Community Events
    Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
    Governor Ned Lamont has ordered all flags, including U.S. and State of Connecticut flags, to be lowered from sunrise to sunset in recognition of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. This observance honors the more than 2,400 lives lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
    The tragedy during World War II devastated our country, and we will never forget its impact and those we lost. It’s important to reflect on the sacrifice those heroes made for our country. 18 servicemembers from Connecticut were killed in the attack. 

    They include:

    • Eric Allen of Darien (Navy, lieutenant junior grade, USS Enterprise)
    • Henry Ludwig Carlson of Norwich (Navy, storekeeper 3c, USS Arizona)
    • Edward W. Gosselin of Hamden (Naval Reserve, ensign, USS Arizona)
    • Vincent M. Horan of Stamford (Army Air Force, corporal, Wheeler Field)
    • Henry John Lanquette of Wallingford (Navy, coxswain, USS Arizona)
    • John Kallervo Luntta of Collinsville (Navy, seaman 1c, USS Nevada)
    • W.T. O’Neill Jr. of Glenbrook (Naval Reserve, ensign, USS Arizona)
    • Stanislaus Joseph Orzech of Meriden (Navy, seaman 2c, USS Arizona)
    • Richard Patterson Jr. of Berlin (Navy, shipfitter 3c, USS Arizona)
    • Stephen Pepe of Bridgeport (U.S. Navy Water Tender 1st Class, USS Oklahoma)
    • George Povesko of Bridgeport (Navy, seaman 1c, USS Arizona)
    • Mike George Quarto of Norwich (Navy, seaman 1c, USS Arizona)
    • Thomas James Reeves of Thomaston (Navy, chief radioman, USS California)
    • William Eugene Seeley of New London (Navy, seaman 1c, USS Arizona)
    • George Smith of New Haven (Army Air Force, private, Hickam Field)
    • Gordon H. Sterling Jr. of Hartford (Army Air Force, 2nd lieutenant, Wheeler Field)
    • Felix S. Wegrzyn of Bridgeport (Army Air Force, private, Hickam Field)
    • Ulmont Irving Whitehead Jr. of Hartford (Navy, ensign, USS Arizona)
    In addition, the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven, nicknamed the Q Bridge, will be illuminated in red, white, and blue lights this evening to honor the anniversary. Beacons will project light upward from the bridge towers from sunset through the early morning hours on Friday. 
    Time To Get Your Flu Shot
    The flu is spreading and now is the time to prepare your body for the height of flu season. Please take a look at the image below to understand the benefits of getting your flu shot! 
    Click Here To Find a Flu Vaccine Location
    Snowplow Naming Contest

    Students in Wilton, New Canaan, Ridgefield, and the rest of the state are invited to submit their most creative names for four snowplows, which will clear ice and snow on our state roads and highways during storms. K-12 schools have until Friday, December 15 to send in their best names!

    The winning schools will have their submitted name featured on the side of the Department of Transportation snowplow. Students need to be up for the challenge! Previous winners include Buzz Iceclear, Husky McSalty, Plowzilla, and Scoop Dogg. The naming contest allows kids to think critically and be aware of snowplow safety guidelines.

    Full Contest Rules & More
    Community Events

    Celebrate the season with friends and family at the Wilton Family YMCA on Saturday, December 9 from 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Breakfast is $12 per person over the age of 2. All proceeds benefit the Melissa McFadden Scholarship Fund.

    Click Here To Register