From its inception as the “Constitution State” thru the Abolitionist Movement of the 19th Century and in wars of liberation ever since, the men and women of Connecticut have led our Nation. And, the years since September 11, 2001 have been no exception as Connecticut’s finest and bravest have served honorably and stood in the gap for our freedom.
Sixty-five Fallen Heroes from Connecticut have now made the Supreme Sacrifice in the defense of our Nation, our liberties and the liberties of many in other lands while serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
And now, all of Connecticut remembers and honors them with the Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial that was dedicated on September 17, 2016. Their names and their sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Located in Veterans Memorial Park in Middletown, CT, the Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial is distinguished by its unique and contemplative “living trees” design and evocative memorial sculpture. It is an inviting place to reflect, to learn and to honor Connecticut’s Veterans of wars past and the Fallen Heroes of Afghanistan and Iraq, in particular.
The Memorial stands as a testament to Connecticut’s finest for all they have given in service to our great country to make it ‘the land of the free and the home of the brave’.
Please consider making a monetary donation to help fund final additions to the design and provide monies for upkeep and maintenance of this beautiful Memorial.
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CTHM is very pleased to announce the addition of two, long awaited plaque tributes to the beautiful Entrance Plaza of the Memorial. They will be unveiled and dedicated at 4:00 PM at the conclusion of the annual Run for the Fallen event in Veterans Park on September 21, 2019.
Both tributes are 4 ft. x 3 ft. black, laser etched granite. They will take their place in the insets of the existing stone monuments flanking the Memorial Entrance Pillars.
The tribute plaque to the left of the Entrance Pillars is titled:
TO ALL WHO CAME HOME CHANGED
Through poetry, text and images, we permanently recognize and create awareness for the invisible wounds of war suffered by our returning war veterans as well as the daily tragedy of veteran suicides nationwide. The plaque features a quote from a current, notable U.S. author’s book. She is very humbled and proud to share her war story in helping realize this tribute.
The tribute plaque to the right of the Entrance Pillars is titled:
THEY ALSO SERVE
In recognizing that ‘mans best friend’ has served alongside our military going back hundreds of years up to present day, we pay tribute to their service, companionship and loyalty. The tribute plaque features photos and captions of notable, famous dogs throughout our country’s history as well as featuring CT dog handlers and their dogs from all branches of service. The plaque also bears a proud message of tribute to these four-legged heroes.
Monies are still needed to help fund the plaques. If your organization would like to help sponsor either plaque, please contact Sue Martucci at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-841-4287. Donors starting at $250 will have their name engraved on Sponsor Plates to be added to the Entrance Plaza once funding is complete. You will also receive CTHM Challenge Coins as part of our gratitude for your sponsorship. We certainly welcome all donations.
* $250+ (5 Challenge Coins)
** $500+ (10 Challenge Coins)
*** $1,000+ (25 Challenge Coins)
Purchase a custom engraved, 4” x 8” brick paver with your own personal message to honor or remember a loved one or in support of our military, veterans, first responders and others who serve the public and our country.