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Hero Trees To Be Planted for CTHM – Help Still Needed for Project

Posted on July 8, 2014

Write-up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   “Hero trees” are scheduled to be planted this month for the Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial making July, 2014 an extraordinary month for a project that took shape with a few women sitting around a table talking. Currently under construction in Middletown, CT, the memorial will honor the state’s fallen military from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as, all veterans. “What is truly amazing is that this project is underway with incredible volunteers and all our equipment is being donated to us,” Sue Martucci, CTHM President, wrote in a recent newsletter. Nonetheless, help is still needed to make this dream a reality and honor Connecticut’s fallen. Martucci is looking for a company that…

Help Move the Earth for Soldiers who Died in Iraq and Afghanistan- CTHM Planned in Spring

Posted on February 20, 2014

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb Help move the earth in honor of Connecticut military service members who sacrificed their lives in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Thanks to a recently signed lease agreement between the Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial Committee and the city of Middletown, construction of the living trees memorial is slated to get under way this spring. Construction professionals are “urgently needed to volunteer a few hours, a few days, or a few weeks” during the springtime earth moving and construction period. Other volunteers are also needed. As well, a fundraiser is set for March 8 in Glastonbury.  “We are most excited to announce this grand news and hope you will join in the effort to raise awareness and…

CT Trees of Honor Memorial Model on Display at Bradley Airport in Windsor Locks

Posted on April 7, 2013

                                                                              Story & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb A Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial model is being shown at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks through at least to the end of September. “This was an absolute no-brainer. It is our honor to have it here in the airport. We’re very touched by it and hope it will have some impact as the visual reaches people,” said Stacey Doan, who handles marketing for Bradley International Airport (BIA). Visitors to terminal A have the opportunity to see…

Governor Speaks at Connecticut Trees of Honor Site Selection – Middletown, CT

Posted on June 8, 2012

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com “This is such an inspired idea. A way to honor in a living fashion, a growing fashion, those who have made the ultimate sacrifice,” Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy told those gathered June 5, at Veterans Memorial Park in Middletown, CT. The governor said he did not want to miss the opportunity to be present Tuesday afternoon for the announcement that the park had been selected as the site for a “Connecticut Trees of Honor” living memorial to the state’s fallen soldiers from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He spoke of the visits he and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman have made to the families of Connecticut’s fallen soldiers since taking office, noting that every time – “our hearts…