A Living Memorial to Connecticut's Veterans
A local group is planning a tree memorial for fallen Iraq and Afghan vets
To date, sixty-three men and women from Connecticut have died while serving in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. A small group of Connecticut residents are working to create a living memorial to these servicemembers. It will be called the Connecticut Trees of Honor and the planned site is in Middletown's Veterans Memorial Park.
One of the group's members is Diane DeLuzio from Glastonbury. She's a Gold Star Mother. On Wednesday, WNPR's Lucy Nalpthanchil met with DeLuzio and she told her about her son who died in Afghanistan.
Click on the audio link on the left side of the page to hear the interview.
The group's next fundraiser will be at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown , September 13 from 6:30-8:30 pm. More information at firstname.lastname@example.org