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Norwalk, CT | Added on May 16, 2014 At 09:11 PM

Here's what made news this week on It's Relevant. 

On Wednesday, ceremonies were held across Fairfield County to remember our men and women in blue.  In Norwalk, the police department remembered four police officers lost in the line of duty. Lighting a candle for each fallen hero, officers spoke on their sacrifices and leadership.

"The most fitting tribute we can pay to our fallen brothers and sisters is to continue on performing the job that they died doing," said Sergeant David Orr, President of the Norwalk Police Union. "In the face of unprecedented challenges, our law enforcement officers continue to answer the call to duty with courage, compassion and perseverance, the values that define our mission." 

In Stamford the city also celebrated a major milestone this week, hosting the "Topping Off Ceremony"  for the new Stamford Hospital.  The event is a construction industry tradition, celebrating the last beam to be put in place.  Around 400 guests gathered at the hospital, signing the beam and taking part in the project's history.

"I signed the beam that will become a part of Stamford Hospital forever," said Liz Manfredo, the hospital's director of cancer services.  "It was really symbolic for me.  As an employee of Stamford Hospital for 25 years, I've been here, been part of the planning." 

Greenwich got a very special visit this week from Elizabeth Smart. Drawing from the experience of her kidnapping 12 years ago, Smart told others how to overcome adversity at the Fairfield County Women Against MS Luncheon. 

"There were plently of times, where if there was an easy way out, like door number one - your life is over, I probably would have gone through door number one. But somehow time would keep on passing on and I'd make it through that day, and I'd make it through another day and I'd make it through a week. Well I made it through nine months," said Smart.


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