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State Rep. Alfred Aldinolfi along with Governor Dannel Malloy, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman, Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Linda S. Schwartz, state officials, and veterans, today announced plans to build the State of Connecticut’s first memorial honoring all Connecticut veterans. The Connecticut State Veterans Memorial will be constructed in Minuteman Park across from the William A. O’Neill State Armory in Hartford and will break ground this fall.
“Having the new Connecticut State Veterans Memorial in Minuteman Park, in the shadow of our State Capitol building and State Armory will permit thousands of young children daily who visit the State Capitol to view this memorial site,” said Adinolfi. “This is a great venue to have this exhibit and share with the rest of Connecticut, the courage and sacrifices of our veterans.”
The Connecticut State Veterans Memorial, Inc., a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated exclusively to the funding, design, and construction of the site, is in the planning phase of a memorial that will raise awareness of the contributions made by veterans from across Connecticut and serve as a reminder of the high regard the citizens of Connecticut have for our service members.
The memorial will recognize past, present, and future Connecticut veterans and will be a site for official observances, activities, and ceremonies that honor veterans.