- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut is hosting its 17th annual “Immigrant Day” to honor the contributions of people from other countries.

Fifteen people from 13 countries are being honored at the ceremony Wednesday at the State Capitol in Hartford.

The keynote speaker will be Carolyn Kuan, the music director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. She was born in Taiwan and came to the United States with her family when she was 14.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says she is hosting the ceremony along with the Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition, an association of volunteer ethnic and social service organizations.

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