September 23, 2013

Orders May Be Placed On Line or Sent in the Mail
HARTFORD, CONN, September 20, 2013 – There are a variety of ways that public can honor U.S. veterans at the new “Connecticut State Veterans Memorial (CSVM)” to be built in Hartford’s Minuteman Park on Capitol Ave. and Broad St., across from the William A. O’Neill State Armory and the Legislative Office Building. Individuals, organizations and service groups can remember veterans by purchasing permanent salutes that range from engraved granite pavers on the walkway to colorful military wall seals.

“The Connecticut State Veterans Memorial will honor the more than 1.3 million Connecticut citizens who have served our nation, in defense of peace and freedom,” explains Commissioner Linda S. Schwartz of the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs. “It will be a glorious place to recognize past, present, and future Connecticut veterans and a site for official State observances, activities, and ceremonies that honor veterans.”

The construction bidding process is underway for the first statewide memorial to honor all Connecticut men and women who have served in America’s military since Revolutionary War times. The Connecticut State Veterans Memorial, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, with a solely volunteer Board of Directors, has been overseeing the development of the memorial. The CSVM has been working with engineers in the Connecticut General Assembly’s Office of Legislative Management and architects from BL Companies of Meriden, Conn.

Click here for a full press release with opportunities for permanent remembrances at the Connecticut State Veterans Memorial.