Thursday, May 24, 2018

Honoring Windsor Veterans of World War II in Poquonock

Two Windsor veterans of the Pacific campaign, Pfc. Walter Danner and Pfc. Chester Romayko, unveiled the Poquonock Honor Roll on September 17, 1944 as part of the dedication ceremonies that were viewed by nearly 400 Windsorites.

The guest speaker was Major Frederick Maples, chaplain at Bradley Field, who reminded his audience that they should stop writing letters to the men and women in service containing complaints and trivial problems on the home front and in the home.

First Selectman Leland B. Granger praised Poquonock residents for their war effort and lauded the men and women whose names appear on the Honor Roll. Other speakers included: Harmon T. Barber, chairman of the board of education; Superintendent of Schools Earle S. Russell; and Brony Grabowski, master of ceremonies.

Mrs. Eunice Rogers Clark was the guest soloist and also directed the singing of a group of school children.

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