by Margaret Leonard
NORTH STONINGTON - The pride of Mount Vernon made his appearance to promote the rededication of the Marcia Thompson school house. The venerated Virginian veteran posed for photo ops and was there to bear witness to the official citation from the State of Connecticut in recognition of Alicia Smith and Marlisa McLaughlin for opening the Marcia Thompson Schoolhouse to the public. The citation was introduced by Senator Heather Somers, 18th district, and Representative Kate Rotella, 43rd district. It was presented February 17, 2020 by Senator Heather Somers.