Our debut in the Hartfourd Courant earlier this week:
“A Chaplin-based construction contractor, Douglas P. Fleming LLC, will finish laying bricks for the path through the memorial by the end of August, and 12 benches will be installed in September or October.” The design features a brick path around a central pond with a fountain, and has a plaza at the rear of the memorial with three flagpoles. A large sculpture will likely be installed at the rear plaza in the spring.
City officials are planning to do a major overhaul of Veterans Park with the Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial as a centerpiece. The Greater Middletown Military Museum is planning to build a museum location inside the park.
Sue Martucci, president of the memorial group, said generous donations and a $500,000 state grant have covered the work so far, but more money is needed to complete several elements of the design.
“There’s not enough money to finish the design as we planned it out,” Martucci said. “We don’t have enough money for the entrance plaza and the flag ceremonial plaza.”
For more information or to donate go to cttreesofhonor.com.