Two Waterbury men will be honored today for their ongoing love of country when they are inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2011. The Hall of Fame recognizes distinguished veterans who have made significant contributions to their communities after leaving military service.
Samuel Beamon Sr., of Waterbury, is past commandant of the Department of CT Marine Corps League. He served with the Waterbury Police Department., where he obtained the rank of lieutenant. He works with the Young Marines Program in Waterbury,
John Chiarella, of Waterbury, U.S. Army, Korea and Vietnam. Chiarella is past Chairman of the Waterbury Veterans Memorial Committee. For more than 10 years he has developed and provided patriotic programs for Waterbury schools, such as the Forever Wave program that teaches students respect and proper etiquette for the American Flag.