The week in The Day
Dave Veschi, from left, of Hebron, Conn., searches for a shady spot with his nine-year-old son Thomas, and 14-year-old daughter Caroline during the 19th annual Harkness Family Day at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, Conn., Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Dave state's "its our favorite spot in Connecticut".
WWII veteran Walter Limberger, right, of Ellington, who flew as a B-17 tail gunner during WWII, speaks with Barry Sutcliffe, of Smithfield, RI, who is wearing the flight jacket of his father George Sutcliffe, who flew P-47 and P-51 fighter aircraft during WWII, in front of the Collings Foundation B-17G "Nine O Nine" at Lanmar Aviation at Groton-New London Airport Monday, September 10, 2012. The three vintage WWII military aircraft; a P-51C Mustang, a B-17G Flying Fortress and a B-24J Liberator operated by the Stow, Massachusetts based foundation, will be open for tours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children. WWII veterans may tour at no cost. Flight experiences in the B-17 and B-24 are $425 for a 30-minute flight. A 30-minute flight in the P-51 is $2,200.
Max Scott, left, 17, a senior at Grasso Technical High School holds a number one covered with mini American flags during a remembrance ceremony to mark the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks held at Grasso Technical High School in Groton Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Frank Hilbert, right foreground, fire chief/fire marshal, Mystic Fire Department, looks on.
Rescue personnel bow their heads during a moment of prayer during a remembrance ceremony to mark the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks held at Grasso Technical High School in Groton Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.
A pair of Canada geese take off across the water at the civic triangle duck pond Tuesday, September 11, 2012 in Waterford.
A snapping turtle surfaces to grab a snack off the surface as the Brammer family; Adam and Meghan with Maleeya and Makayla, both 4, and Jase, 1, and family friend Lilly Kennedy, 3, of East Lyme, (not pictured) peer into the murk at the civic triangle duck pond Tuesday, September 11, 2012 in Waterford.
U.S. Army MSG John Masson of Lake Station, IN, left, talks with one of his fellow riders as the members of the Ride 2 Recovery Minuteman Challenge stop off at Three Rivers Community College in Norwich for a lunch break Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012. Masson served in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and was on his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan in October of 2010 when he was severely wounded in action losing both legs and part of his left arm. The Ride 2 Recovery is a partnership with the Fitness Challenge Foundation, the Military and VA to aid in the mental and physical recovery of America's wounded soldiers.
Joe Bodzewski, left, of Coast Guard Academy attempts head the ball against Connecticut College's Ajami Gikandi during a scoreless first half at the Coast Guard Academy in New London Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012.
Third grade students including Zach Holland, 8, who completed their summer reading challenge requirements attempts to perform surgery as he plays "Operate" at the Charles E. Murphy School in Montville Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. All students who completed the reading were rewarded with the chance to play games provided by The Carnival Party of Westerly.
Family members of the crew of the USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) cheer as the submarine comes into view at the U.S. Navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Thursday, September 13, 2012. The New Hampshire, a Virginia class attack submarine, returned today after a six-month deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.
Crewmembers on board the USS New Hampshire (SSN 778) wait to debark and greet their loved ones as the submarine returns to the U.S. Navy submarine base in Groton, Conn., Thursday, September 13, 2012. The New Hampshire, a Virginia class attack submarine, deployed March 13th in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.
Ledyard's Jordan Kowalski makes a run down field putting Ledyard in position to score during action in the second quarter against Waterford in the season opener at Ledyard High School Thursday Sept. 13, 2012.
Beach-goers enjoy a warm late summer afternoon at Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 with the midway rides for the Misquamicut Fall Festival looming over the sand dunes in the distance. The Misquamicut Fall Festival starts Friday and runs through Sunday.
Killingly vs. New London football game held at New London High School Friday, Sept. 14, 2012.
NFA's Kyle Liang, 995, runs with the pack at the start of the Haddad Windham Cross Country Invitational held at Windham High School Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.
NFA's Kyle Liang, 995, approaches the finish line of the Haddad Windham Cross Country Invitational held at Windham High School Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.
Start of the girls varsity race during the Haddad Windham Cross Country Invitational held at Windham High School Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.
Kelly Sullivan, 14, and her mother Becky Sullivan,(not in photo) of East Lyme, pick empire apples at Scott's Yankee Farmer in East Lyme Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012.
Krissy Lemieux, 15, of Montville, rests her head against Batman, a 13-year-old Belgian Draft horse owned by Jason Lewis and his wife Barbara Lewis, owner of ROL Haven Farms, LLC, in Groton at Scott's Yankee Farmer in East Lyme Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. Batman and fellow horse Robin provided horse-and-wagon rides for apple picking patrons. Lemieux, who helps out with the horses at Haven Farms, is assisting with the rides.
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