Photographs By John Murray
Retired U.S. Army Commander Wilfred Cabana, 92, was on the Green Sunday morning in downtown Waterbury to help mark Veterans Day. Cabana was in the sixth wave onto Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, during the D-Day invasion. Cabana said he helped take out a Nazi machine gun nest that day, and less than a year later saw Holocaust survivors emerging from German concentration camps.
Members of the Rat Pack Motorcycle Club in Waterbury came out in force to participate in Veterans Day activities on the Green.
Don George of Waterbury points to an image if his brother-in-law, Sgt. Victor J. Choiniere, who went missing in action in Korea in 1953. George, married to his wife Claire for 53 years, never met his brother-in-law, but said Claire still hope her brother’s reminas can be found and given a proper burial.
A mournful version of Taps was played on a warm, sunny day in downtown Waterbury.