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Memorial Exhibit Honoring Brookfield's Fallen Military Heroes to Open May 7, 2011

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The Brookfield Museum and Historical Society will host   a Memorial Exhibit honoring the memory of 42 former Brookfield town residents who gave their lives during many of our nation’s military campaigns from the American Revolution up to and including Operation Iraqi Freedom. It is to be held at the Brookfield Museum located at the intersection of Routes 25 and 133 in Brookfield Center. It is scheduled to open Saturday, May 7, 2011 from noon till 4pm and continue each Saturday for the remainder of the month. It will also be open during the town’s Memorial Day parade on Sunday, May 29, 2011. According to Gene Roberts who created the exhibit, “ Each year we pay tribute to Brookfield’s fallen military heroes but little is known about who they actually are.  Through the efforts of the Historical Society we have been able to identify 42 former Brookfield residents who gave their lives in defense of our nation during America's Wars. This memorial exhibit   gives our community an opportunity to gain a more intimate awareness of these courageous servicemen from Brookfield whom we honor each year on Memorial Day.  It not only provides their names, but also background information, where available on both their civilian and military lives as well as poignant images and photographs. It is a moving tribute to those men from Brookfield who have made so grave a sacrifice for our community and our nation.” For more information log onto www.brookfieldcthistory.org.

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