WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Memorial Day weekend is a time to honor all those who’ve given their lives to protect our freedom. Hundreds gathered at Bradley Point Park in West Haven on Saturday for the dedication of the Veterans Walk of Honor.
Ceremonies began around 5 p.m. with a color guard from the West Haven Fire Department. Mayor Ed O’Brien and several veteran leaders in the community then made speeches.
The walk features more than 2,000 bricks with the names of veterans. The project has been ongoing since 2006. Veterans say they think it honors those who’ve worn the uniform well.
“I think this is great for a memorial to teach the younger generations what the older ones went through to make it right for them growing up,” said Vietman veteran John Anderson. “It’s just something that they have to learn.”
“I think it’s a nice place to commemorate people that have passed and went on,” said fellow Vietnam veteran Joseph Montanaro.
A second memorial was dedicated at the site as well, in memory of longtime president of the Veterans Council, Lori Grenfell, who passed away in February.