The state House of Representatives has approved a bill originated by state Representative Selim Noujaim that would extend the time flags can be flown on veterans’ graves, Representative Noujaim said today.
“The measure passed by the State House today (House Bill 5138) is especially important to Waterbury veterans – including several from VFW Post # 201, who earlier this year testified in favor of the bill before the Veterans Affairs committee, which unanimously approved the legislation,” said Representative Noujaim, R-Waterbury, who testified before the committee in favor of the legislation.
The bill would allow the placement of flags on veterans’ graves from the Saturday before Memorial Day until the Monday after the Fourth of July, enabling the flags to be flown for a longer period of time. The proposal now goes to the state Senate for final legislative approval, Representative Noujaim said.
“With Memorial Day being observed next month, it’s my hope the State Senate will act favorably on this bill in time for Governor Rell to sign it on or before the holiday,” Representative Noujaim said. “It means a lot to families of veterans who have passed away or who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our country.”