Statement from First Selectman on State of the Union Attendance

First Selectman Pat Llodra will attend the State of the Union as a guest of Connecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy.

Dear Newtown,

This is a short note to let you all know that Senators Blumenthal and Murphy have invited me to be their guest at the State of the Union Address. I do not know to what extent our community or the events of 12/14 will be referenced, but imagine that it is a good possibility. It is an invitation that I accept at this busy time because of the kindness and support that all of our elected officials, at all levels of government, have shown for our community.

In addition, I will be returning to DC on Friday for an important event at the White House, a reception and ceremony where the President's Citizen's medal will be awarded to our adult heroes of 12/14 or posthumously to a member of their family. I will be joining these heroes and family members as they receive this honor for their brave sacrifices.

Thank you, Newtown. We are Newtown and we choose Love!



Geraldine Carley February 13, 2013 at 01:08 AM
Thank you, Ms. First Selectwoman, for your hand in guiding us through the last few years. The incredible loss of life on December 14th and the storms that wreaked havoc upon us have been a test for you and the community. But we stand strong and thank you for your leadership.
yoda February 13, 2013 at 10:52 AM
Mr. President little FYI we have had the choice to vote for years.
Joe February 13, 2013 at 12:42 PM
You are awesome Pat! Thanks for all you do, we ALL appreciate it.
Jeff February 13, 2013 at 05:14 PM
Pat , you are doing a great job. Thank-you.
carlistojoe February 13, 2013 at 05:20 PM
Just windering Pat, where do you stand on gun control? You have been very silent on the issue. Do you support increased gun control?


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