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04/06/2017

Gov. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Wyman Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of America's Entry Into World War I

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today released the following statements to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the entry of the United States into World War I:

Governor Malloy said, “One hundred years ago, on April 6, 1917, our nation entered into a war that everyone hoped would put an end to all wars. Brave men and women from across our country – including 63,000 Connecticut residents – left their families behind to fight in a foreign land. Connecticut manufacturers provided the military with needed commodities, including brass from Waterbury, silk from factories in Manchester, and munitions from Bridgeport’s Remington Arms, where fifty percent of the U.S. Army’s small-arms cartridges were manufactured. In the end, thanks to the brave men and women who put service of country above self, the Allied forces were victorious, and freedom prevailed, but it came at a great cost to families and communities. Those who served in World War I left an indelible mark on who we are as a country. We will never stop honoring their spirit, service, and sacrifice.”

Lt. Governor Wyman said, “Many Connecticut residents can proudly claim ancestors that fought in World War I – veterans who carried on an honorable military tradition that continues to this day. Their courage and sacrifice, and that of their families, inspires us and reminds us of our own duty to our communities. We are grateful to an entire generation that committed themselves to the support of our military efforts overseas and our freedom and democracy at home.”

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For Immediate Release: April 6, 2017
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