More than 40 local veterans and their families were honored at a wartime service medal ceremony in Cromwell on Wednesday night.
"You've made us what we are today and we can never forget the sacrifices you have made," State Rep. Christie Carpino said.
The medal was created by the legislature in 2005 to honor all Connecticut veterans with qualifying wartime military service.
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