Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Veterans to be Honored Today


MIDDLETOWN – The CT Trees of Honor Memorial organization on Tuesday will announce plans to build at Veterans Memorial Park in Middletown a statewide memorial to the armed service men and women of Connecticut who have fallen in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Joining them at the announcement on Tuesday in Middletown will be Gov. Dannell P. Malloy, Middletown Mayor Daniel T. Drew, and representatives from American Legion Post 75 in Middletown as well as President Larry McHugh of the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce.

The memorial will have a tree dedicated to each fallen member of the armed services and will be paid for with private donations. The City of Middletown will construct apond in the center of the memorial.

Who: Gov. Dannell P. Malloy; Mayor Daniel T. Drew; President of CT Trees of Honor Memorial Sue Martucci; Middlesex Chamber President Larry McHugh; American Legion post 75 representatives
What: Media Announcement regarding the construction of a statewide memorial to each fallen member of the armed services from Connecticut during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, Middletown CT
When: Tuesday, June 5 2012, 4 p.m.

From the CT Trees of Honor Memorial Web site at http://www.connecticuttreesofhonormemorial.org/

The Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial, Inc. Committee is pleased to announce plans to construct a living trees memorial in central Connecticut in 2012. The Memorial will encompass a beautifully designed space that willinclude a shade tree planted for each of our State's heroes who gave their life serving in OEF, OIF, and OND. A personalized plaque will be displayed next to each tree. The Memorial will be funded and constructed with public donations and volunteer efforts. It will also feature walkways, flower gardens, benches, flagpoles, statues and lighting. It will be a serene, reflective area wherefamilies, friends, and visitors can be reminded of the valiant courage, bravery, and self-less sacrifice of our Connecticut men and women who gave their lives in military service to our country.

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