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Remember, Honor and Teach

The Ellington Ad Hoc Patriotic Committee conducted its third annual ceremony on Dec. 15, in participation with the national Wreaths Across America campaign, by placing wreaths on the graves of local veterans. This ceremony provided an opportunity to Honor, Remember, and Teach about the special lives and sacrifices given by our local veterans. The Ellington Women’s Club participated in the event by placing wreaths to

YMCA Red Cross Life Guarding Certfication

ELLINGTON - The Indian Valley Family YMCA facility in Ellington will be holding a Life Guarding Certification Class, which will start this month. Ever wanted to learn the skills to save a life? With the YMCA and American Red Cross lifeguard certification courses you can do just that. Participants will learn life guarding skills, how to perform CPR on an adult, child and infant, how to use an AED, and necessary first-aid skills. This six-week class, to be held in the Y’s Aquatics Center in Ellington, runs Jan.

7 to Feb. 13. For more detailed information or to register, contact the Y at 860871-0008 or Upon successful completion of the course the participant will be certified in: • YMCA or American Red Cross Life guarding • American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer • American Red Cross Basic First Aid and Oxygen Administration Cost: Y facility members $295, program members $335.

honor three of its family members. Ellington Center Cemetery has more than 450 veterans interred who are available for recognition. Pictured, from left, Ellington Ad Hoc Patriotic Committee (EPC) member Wiley Dumas, Alan Lewandosky, Ellington Women’s Club (EWC) member Lenice Ellis, Darlene Hull, Pat Tardif, Lois Goodin, (EPC) Wilson Flynn, David Grim, Jeffrey Martin, and Leonard Johnson.

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