A Living Memorial to Connecticut's Veterans

A local group is planning a tree memorial for fallen Iraq and Afghan vets

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Gold Star Mother, Diane Deluzio
Photo:Photo by Lucy Nalpathanchil
Sgt Steven DeLuzio of Glastonbury
Photo:Photo Courtesy of CT Trees of Honor Memorial, Inc
The planned Trees of Honor Memorial, Middletown
Photo:Courtesy of CT Trees of Honor Memorial, Inc.
A Living Memorial to Connecticut's Veterans
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A Living Memorial to Connecticut's Veterans

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.

More about the Connecticut Trees of Honor can be found at the website: www.cttreesofhonor.com OR https://www.facebook.com/CTTREESOFHONOR

The group's next fundraiser will be at  the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown , September 13 from 6:30-8:30 pm. More information at  d.deluzio@cox.net