A memorial exhibit at the honors the memory of 43 former Brookfield town residents who gave their lives during many of our nation’s military campaigns from the American Revolution up to and including two Brookfield losses during Operation Iraqi Freedom and one other during operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
The exhibit will take place at the Brookfield Museum located at the intersection of Routes 25 and 133 in Brookfield Center. It is scheduled to open Saturday, May 12, 2012 from noon till 4 p.m. and continue each Saturday through June 2, 2012.
The exhibit will be open during the town’s Memorial Day Parade on Sunday, May 27, 2012. According to Roberts, “ Each year we pay tribute to Brookfield’s fallen military heroes but little is known about who they actually are. Through the efforts of the Historical Society we have been able to identify 43 former Brookfield residents who gave their lives in defense of our nation. This memorial exhibit gives our community an opportunity to gain a more intimate understanding of the courageous servicemen we honor. It not only provides their names, but also background information, where available, on both their civilian and military lives as well as poignant images and photographs. It is a moving tribute to these men who have made so grave a sacrifice for our community and our nation.”
For more information log onto www.brookfieldcthistory.org.