NEW HARTFORD — The annual Red, White & Blue Veteran Appreciation service was held at the Harvest Baptist Church in New Hartford. The annual event is hosted by Northwest Connecticut veterans organizations including the American Legion, Marine Corps League, AmVets and others.

The church, in conjunction with four northwestern Connecticut veteran organizations, honored veterans, particularly those from the Revolutionary War.

Larry Maxwell, a Revolutionary War re-enactor, was the keynote speaker with a program, “Revolutionary War Veterans.”

The color guard included Bill Spring of Watertown, Ryan Spring of Watertown and Karl Crump of Torrington.

During the ceremony, two cannons were fired — one from the Revolutionary War, and the First Litchfield Artillery's Civil War cannon.

Connecticut Media Group