Honoring Suffield’s Hometown Hero CPL Stephen R. Bixler

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May 4 is quickly approaching. It will be 12 years since CPL Stephen R. Bixler gave his life for our country. At times it seems like it was yesterday and other times a lifetime ago. Then there are the times that it feels like it really hasn’t happened and we are waiting for Steve to come home.

The community of Suffield is coming together once again to honor and remember Stephen, at his Annual Memorial Picnic. Every year since Stephen was killed while on patrol in Iraq, May 4, 2006, his buddies have coordinated a picnic held on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend to honor Steve and keep his memory alive. Friends, family and many from the community gather to honor CPL Bixler for the sacrifice he made for his country and for the freedoms we have today.

Sunday, May 27

Noon – 5 p.m.

Suffield Sportsman’s Club

2900 Phelps Road,

West Suffield, CT

Tickets are $15

Food, Beverage, Music, Raffles, Door Prizes

Tickets are available at The First National Bank of Suffield (all offices), Suffield Hardware, Suffield Pizza, or by calling Annie 860-668-7592.

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