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The tenth annual Walk of Honor, will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 12:00PM to pay tribute to our country's veterans - both past and present.  It will be held at the Danbury War Memorial on Memorial Drive in Danbury. The one-mile walk for those who wish to participate will take place after the ceremony and will loop around South Street, Coalpit Hill Road, Lions Way and Memorial Drive. Click here to download this year's event program.

For the sixth straight year, we will honor a local veteran with the Walk of Honor Warrior Award. We are asking Danbury residents and the surrounding areas to nominate a veteran, who has served in a combat zone and who also exemplifies the values of courage, integrity, devotion to duty, loyalty, respect, selfless service and honor.

The nominations should be no longer than five hundred words and should include the nominee’s name and military rank along with the name and contact information of the person submitting the nomination. All nominations must be emailed to [email protected] and received by Sunday, September 17, 2017 for consideration.

“I know we have many heroes walking among us every day and we don’t even realize who they are.  I think it’s important to take the time to say thank you.  We may not know all of your names, but we know what you have given of yourselves and this is a small token of our gratitude,” said Mary Teicholz, founder and organizer of the event.

Mayor Mark Boughton said, "It is an honor to have the Walk of Honor event in our community again this year.  Too often we forget the sacrifices that so many have made for our rights and freedom and this event gives us the rare opportunity to come together to thank them."

Walk of Honor Flyer

Walk of Honor Flyer

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Walk of Honor Route

Walk of Honor Route

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All families are encouraged to join us for the ceremony and walk (rain or shine) to show pride in our country and our servicemen and women. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved inside the Danbury War Memorial building.

Moose Lodge #1373A special thank you to the Danbury Moose Lodge #1373 for sponsoring the event.

Walk of Honor Warrior Award recipients: 2012 - Navy Corpsman Todd Angell, USN; 2013 - Private First Class Danny Mack Welch, USMC; 2014 - Lance Corporal John "Buzz" Hogan, USMC; 2015 - Corporal Anthony J. Yakacki, USMC; 2016 - Corporal Roger Rua, USMC; 2017 - Specialist Daniel Hayes Jr., US Army.
Petty Officer 3rd Class Todd Angell Private First Class Danny Mack Welch Lance Corporal John "Buzz" Hogan
Todd Angell Danny Mack Welch John "Buzz" Hogan
Corporal Anthony J. Yakacki Corporal Roger Rua Specialist Daniel Hayes Jr.
Anthony J. Yakacki Roger Rua Daniel Hayes Jr.

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(July 7, 2010) The Walk of Honor wins second place in the Grand Lodge Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Best Single PR Event Awards for Lodges for the most impressive and highest quality brochure completely covering a single external activity in the community conforming to Grand Lodge Public Relations objectives and awareness campaigns.

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