Sen. Richard Blumenthal with Lisa Waldo, daughter of the late Joseph DelGrande, a World War II veteran from Bridgeport, who's lost medals were presented to the family by Blumenthal.
Credit Ebong Udoma
Connecticut Vietnam era veterans who left high school early to join the military will now receive honorary diplomas. That's because of one of two new state laws signed on Monday by Governor Dannel Malloy in commemoration of Veteran’s Day.
Several federal services are still available in Connecticut, despite the government shutdown in Washington. The Veteran's Affairs Department is assuring Connecticut's 52,000 veterans their services will continue.
The processing of financial benefits for veterans has been frozen because of the partial government shutdown. The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs is reaching out to veterans to help them get the right information about how significant the impact could be.