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 Hamden – Mayor Curt Balzano Leng, the Hamden Veterans Commission, and the Hamden Town Center Park Commission, and the World War I National Centennial Commission are very pleased to announce Hamden’s Centennial Commemoration of World War I this September 21st through 23rd at Town Center Park. The public is invited to experience this unique historical event inside Town Center Park and to commemorate the veterans who sacrificed so much serving in “The Great War.”

The weekend long event will feature the 1918 US Army “Yankee Division” re-enactors encamped within Town Center Park, WW1 trenches and barbed wire zones, the Fn. Mod. 1918 Renault US Tank, a 1918 battlefield ambulance, and a period 1918 New Haven Police Vehicle.

On September 23rd, a remembrance ceremony will be held starting at 1:00 p.m. inside Town Center Park. The ceremony will feature an honor roll of Hamden’s veterans who served and passed in WWI, a full military rifle salute, a featured rendition of TAPS, and remarks offered by Hamden Mayor Curt Leng and Senator George Logan, and a Commemoration Address by Senator Richard Blumenthal. Other local elected officials, veterans, volunteers, and community members will also participate in the ceremony. The occasion is entirely open to the public.

For further information, please contact Bill MacMullen at wmachq@aol.com or Information & Research Officer, Patrick J. Donnelly, at pdonnelly@hamden.com or 203-287-7009.

Hamden Centennial Commemoration of World War I
September 21-23 - Town Center Park