Why does Connecticut
need a State Veterans Memorial?
Long before our Nation was born, the men and women of
Connecticut defended their soil and their Country. We have a
rich tradition that dates back to the Charter Oak, Bunker Hill
and Israel Putnam. The First Company Governor's Foot Guard was
organized in October 1771 and is the oldest military
organization in continuous existence in the United States.
Since 1775, more than 1.3 million Connecticut citizens have
served in defense of peace and freedom. Connecticut has over
277,000 veterans living in our State today. But Connecticut
does not have a central place to hold ceremonies on Memorial
and Veterans Days where we can officially recognize and honor
these men and women. With America at war in Iraq and
Afghanistan and our military stationed around the world, it is
both appropriate and long overdue that Connecticut creates
this Memorial to pay tribute to the patriots of the past,
honor the veterans of today, and demonstrate the appreciation
we hold for this service for generations to come.
Project Update - 11-12-13
The Connecticut Veterans Memorial has been working with the State Office of Legislative Management (OLM) to ensure a quality bid process. The initial bid came in over budget. Although this was not what was anticipated, the Board of Directors is committed to constructing a memorial worthy of all Connecticut veterans. Working with the architectural firm of BL Companies in Hartford, Conn., the Board of Directors is currently preparing the Memorial project to be rebid by Mid-November.
memorial be accessible to the general public?
The stated purposes of the Memorial are: to provide a place of
honor and tribute for the men and women who have served and
are serving in the Armed Forces of the United States; to raise
awareness of the contributions made by the veterans of the
State; and to establish a central site for the State of
Connecticut to conduct official observances, activities and
ceremonies to honor veterans, including on Memorial Day and
How do I make a
Donations may be made on-line by credit card or by mailing a
check or money order.
On-Line Donations via Credit Cards:
Click here “Donate” or the "Donate"
Button on the Home Page of our website.
Checks and Money Order Donations:
Please make your check or money order to: Connecticut State
Veterans Memorial, Inc.
Mail your donation to:
Connecticut State Veterans Memorial
c/o Rockville Bank
P.O. Box 660
Rockville, CT 06066
Is my donation tax-deductible?
The corporation is tax-exempt and shall be operated
exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the
meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of
1986, as amended. (IRS Status Documents on File and available
to the public upon request)
How can I raise
funds in other ways for the memorial?
organizations wishing to hold a fundraising activity or assist
with fundraising, should EMAIL us
or call us at 860-721-5850.