Annual Veterans Breakfast in Cromwell

A Korean War Veteran medal is on display.

CROMWELL, Conn. (WTNH) — Local officials gathered in Cromwell today to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and fought for our country. Veteran’s Day is tomorrow.

The 13th Annual Support the Troops & Honor the Veterans Member Breakfast Meeting started at 7:00a.m. at the Crowne Plaza. There was a breakfast buffet for dozens of local veterans. The breakfast is sponsored by Middlesex Hospital.

The event featured American Legion Past National Commander Robert W. Spanogle as a keynote speaker, and honored Norman Hanenbaum of Haddam with the 2014 William J. Pomfret Veteran Community Service Award. Spanogle served as National Adjutant of The American Legion for 26 of his 36 years on the staff of the organization. He also held the positions of Executive Director at the Legion’s Washington D.C. Headquarters, and Director of Internal Affairs at the Legion’s National Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Spanogle is a Veteran of the United States Army with service during the Vietnam War.

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