As seen in 2019 with the list of 4,762 names of those who enlisted from Bristol for World War II.


Signing of World War II quilt

Bristol, CT

Seicheprey American Legion Post 2, Connecticut, held an Iwo Jima/World War II Veteran Reunion at the Bristol Public Library. One of the events that day was the signing of the World War II quilt by World War II veterans.
In 2019 the City of Bristol named all World War II veterans as that year's Hometown Heroes at the opening of the city Mum Festival. The WWII veterans who attended were asked to sign the quilt that day. For the next three months, Post 2 looked for WWII veterans to sign the quilt. The post visited nursing homes, attended local breakfasts with the quilt and even visited WWII veterans at their homes. We ask them not to sign the quilt for themselves but in memory of the 169 from Bristol who lost their life in the war.
It was given to the Bristol Hospital. Because of COVID it landed up stored away all these years. Post Historian Neal Supranovich located the World War II quilt and had it at the library on the 19th.
There a new group of seven signed the quilt for the first time. Arrangements are underway to get it hung in the Bristol Hospital's new medical building.
The Bristol Korean Veterans Association assisted with the signing as they did back in 2019.

The quilt and print on display at the 2023 Iwo Jima/World War II Veteran reunion, seen here with the artist. The quilt was donated by a quilter from Maine.

Mr. Richard signs the quilt with help from his granddaughters.

Joel Abramson, who turns over 100 in March, signs the quilt.

Mr. Peters adds his name to the quilt.

Mr. Richard Fitz joins the group, signing his name.

Joe Caminiti and Raymond Taillon sign the quilt as a member of the Korean Veterans Association holds it.

Over 100 attended the event to honor our World War II veterans.
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