Posts tagged ‘Bristol’

November 14th, 2013

Post Traumatic Stress Forum for Veterans

by Christopher O'Brien

A forum for veterans as well as family members will be heldin Bristol on Tuesday, November 19th. As many as 76% of returning veterans may exhibit symptoms of stress related to military service. The discussion will help veterans and family recognize and be aware  of health issues that can occur with  reintergration, with a focus on the warning signs of PTSD and depression.  The Panel will include recently returned Veterans, Family  Members and Counselors. Intended for  Veterans, Service Members, and their  Families.

The session is free, although attendees should RSVP by November 14th. They can contact the Army Strong Community Center at 860-584-6258 or 860-584-6257. The session will be from 6:30-8:00 pm in meting room #2 at the Bristol Library at 5 High St.

For more information about the Army Strong Community Centers’ resources and support programs, please click on their website HERE. Their programs are designed for

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May 27th, 2011

War Encampment Memorializes Bristol’s Fallen

by LonSeidman

One hundred and fifty years after the beginning of the Civil War, Bristol intends to erect a monument along Memorial Drive honoring its 54 soldiers who died during four year struggle. To bring people back in time, a war encampment of Union and Confederate troops will line Memorial Boulevard from 8a – 3 pm Saturday. The public is invited to see a variety of other military displays as well. Bugle renditions and performances by the 94 Army Band will be played throughout the day.

Read more about the memorial and what happened to the former memorial at the Bristol Press.

Additional Source: Hartford Courant