15 to be honored at Connecticut Immigrant Day - WFSB 3 Connecticut

15 to be honored at Connecticut Immigrant Day

Posted: Updated:
HARTFORD, CT (AP) -

Connecticut is hosting its 17th annual "Immigrant Day" to honor the contributions of people from other countries.

Fifteen people from 13 countries are being honored at the ceremony Wednesday at the State Capitol in Hartford.

The keynote speaker will be Carolyn Kuan, the music director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. She was born in Taiwan and came to the United States with her family when she was 14.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says she is hosting the ceremony along with the Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition, an association of volunteer ethnic and social service organizations.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.  All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Classmate: Girl tortured with siblings was bullied, frail

    Classmate: Girl tortured with siblings was bullied, frail

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 9:20 PM EST2018-01-24 02:20:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) Neighbor Liza Tozier, and her son, Avery Sanchez, 6, drop off his large "Teddy" as a gift for the children who lived on a home where police arrested a couple on Sunday accused of holding 13 children captive in Perris, Calif.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) Neighbor Liza Tozier, and her son, Avery Sanchez, 6, drop off his large "Teddy" as a gift for the children who lived on a home where police arrested a couple on Sunday accused of holding 13 children captive in Perris, Calif.

    The oldest of the 13 California siblings who authorities said were imprisoned by their parents was frail, smelly and picked on as a grade school student in Texas, one of her classmates said in a heart-wrenching Facebook post. 

    More >

    The oldest of the 13 California siblings who authorities said were imprisoned by their parents was frail, smelly and picked on as a grade school student in Texas, one of her classmates said in a heart-wrenching Facebook post. 

    More >
  • BREAKING

    PD: Hartford man dead, 'several' passengers injured after crash in Hartford

    PD: Hartford man dead, 'several' passengers injured after crash in Hartford

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 6:27 AM EST2018-01-24 11:27:12 GMT

    A 22-year-old Hartford man was killed after the vehicle he was driving crashed head on into another car late Tuesday. 

    More >

    A 22-year-old Hartford man was killed after the vehicle he was driving crashed head on into another car late Tuesday. 

    More >
  • Police identify three people killed in Enfield crash

    Police identify three people killed in Enfield crash

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 10:25 PM EST2018-01-24 03:25:11 GMT
    Moses Negron was one of the individuals killed in the Enfield crash (WFSB/New Britain Schools)Moses Negron was one of the individuals killed in the Enfield crash (WFSB/New Britain Schools)

    Police have identified the three people who were killed in a crash in Enfield over the weekend.

    More >

    Police have identified the three people who were killed in a crash in Enfield over the weekend.

    More >