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Phase Two of CT Trees of Honor Memorial Gets Underway in Spring 2015

Posted on February 15, 2015

Write-up & Photo by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   Look for new road signs along major highways and local streets in the near future directing visitors to the Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial in Middletown, Connecticut, if CTTH committee members are successful in their appeals to city officials and state representatives. The sign initiative comes as Phase Two of the CTTH Memorial is slated to get underway this coming spring, with a focus on construction of an entrance plaza and flag ceremonial area.   “Our committee members are most eager and busy planning for spring construction of Phase Two of the Memorial,” Committee Chairman Sue Martucci wrote in the Feb/March CTTH newsletter.   Construction will be done under the guidance of construction advisor Brian Kronenberger.   Martucci noted too that evergreen wreaths were placed…

Rain Does Not Deter Unveiling of CT Trees of Honor Plaques for Gold Star Families

Posted on October 13, 2014

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   Amidst steady, sometimes heavy rain, Gold Star Families and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman were honored guests Saturday, October 11, at the private unveiling of personalized plaques to memorialize Connecticut’s fallen in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “These are tears falling, coming down right now,” Wyman said about the raindrops during a moving ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park in Middletown, Connecticut. Wyman not only offered words of praise to the fallen heroes and solace to those they left behind, but also her seat to a Gold Star Mother as the group gathered under a canopy to take cover from the rain. Sue Martucci, CTHM president, gave a special thank you to Middletown Mayor Dan Drew.  …

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’s First Town WHS Swimmers – First School to Join CT Trees of Honor Team for ING Run

Posted on October 1, 2013

By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb It’s another proud first for Windsor,Connecticut! Carrying forth the torch for being first, swimmers for Windsor High School in Connecticut’s First Town, have earned WHS the distinction of being the first school to join the “Run to Honor Their Sacrifice” team in the ING Hartford MARATHON and Half Marathon – slated for Saturday,October 12. Connecticut Trees of Honor has been named a recipient of funds from the ING run. “Our committee is so excited that you are the first school to join our team and we are honored,” Connecticut Trees of Honor Committee Chairperson Sue Martucci wrote in a recent message to the students. In joining the “Run To Honor Their Sacrifice” team, WHS swimmers are being led by Social…

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…