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Stew Leonard's received the "Exemplary Patriotism in the Display of the American Flag" award Friday from the Connecticut State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution in Norwalk, Conn. As a way to remind Americans about the history and meaning behind the U.S. flag, each year the organization honors a local business or individual for "proudly and honorably" displaying the national symbol.
The ceremony, was held at Stew Leonard's Norwalk flagship location the day before Flag Day, June 14, and attended by such local notables as Norwalk mayor Richard Moccia, Connecticut state senator Bob Duff, and Connecticut state representative Chris Perone.
Accepting the award were Stew Leonard's c.e.o. and president Stew Leonard Jr., and company founder Stew Leonard Sr. The Leonard family’s ancestors include Revolutionary War soldiers and other patriotic supporters of the American Revolution, the company said.
"Stew Leonard's has always proudly raised the American flag in front of its stores," the company said.