Memorial Day: ‘I was there,’ Annual celebration at senior center to include memories of WWII

N1506P21014CMILFORD — Mike Mignogno knows a lot about remembering fallen brothers and sisters in arms because he “was there.”

S/Sgt. Mignogno served in the Army’s 34th Infantry Division from 1943-1945 during World War II. He will share some of his memories of war during Milford’s annual Memorial Day celebration at 10 a.m. on May 25 at the Milford Senior Center.

Sgt. Mignogno served in North Africa and Italy during his time overseas.

“We’ve never done anything like this,” said Malcolm Foster, long-time organizer of the Memorial Day celebration.
After the wreath presentations, words of Welcome from Mayor Bryan W. Shupe and the song “America the Beautiful,” Sgt. Mignogno will speak during a

segment called, “I Was There.”

The celebration will also include performances by the Milford Community Band, a unique indoor 21 gun salute and Taps.

When asked why people should attend the celebration Mr. Foster said, “to honor veterans and everyone that has fought for our country.”

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