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Field of Flags Honors American Lives Lost in Iraq & Afghanistan

Posted on May 11, 2012

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com The visual impact is daunting. A “Field of Flags” with more than 6,000 American flags, one for each American casualty in Iraq and Afghanistan, is on display at South Congregational Church in East Hartford, Connecticut. Described by organizers as “a silent, patriotic and poignant reminder of the cost of war,” the “Field of Flags” is meant  to not only represent individual casualties but also family and friends impacted by the losses, respect for those who have served and are currently serving in the military and “our hope for peace in the future.” “It takes your breath away,” said Debra Dahms. She and James St. James, both of East Hartford, stopped to pay their respects while they were out…

285th Annual Meeting Planned for Somers Congregational Church Destroyed by Fire

Posted on January 20, 2012

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb                                                                                         “The Building is Gone – the Church Remains.” As reconstruction efforts advance the 285th Annual Meeting will be held Sunday for the Somers Congregational Church in Connecticut destroyed by fire on New Year’s Day, according to the church website. In addition to worship service, the Annual Meeting is scheduled for January 22 in Somers Town Hall across from the church remnants at 599 Main Street. Although the church was built in 1842, the…