Memorial Day celebrated across Connecticut

Memorial Day was marked across Connecticut on Monday, with parades, ceremonies, and visits to gravestones of those lost.

In Groton, submariners lost during World War II were remembered in a solemn ceremony at noon.

A bell tolled for each boat lost in that war, as veterans and the community came out to honor the sailors lost. Flags representing each submarine are on display at the National Submarine Memorial in East Groton.

“It means a lot to us veterans because we’re remembering those guys who guys who have passed, and especially a submarine force. We lost 52 submarines during the second World War, so we pause for ceremonial times and remember those men,” said vetern Charlie Starratt.

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