MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — A large crowd gathered Thursday afternoon at Veterans’ Memorial Park in Middletown to mark the first step in a construction project to honor those who’ve lost their lives defending our country.
Once it’s finished, the memorial will be called the “Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial.”
Organizers tell News 8 that they were inspired to build the memorial to ensure none who’ve worn the uniform and died are not forgotten.
“I could see the pain and suffering that the families were going through and something inside me just felt like I needed and wanted to do something for them,” said Sue Martucci, president of the Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial.
Organizers of the memorial hope to have it finished by 2015. They estimate the total cost of the project to be $750,000.
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