Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The Connecticut Trees of Honor Memorial design was carefully considered and appropriately influenced by the Gold Star families of Connecticut. Our Fallen Heroes are no longer with us but their memory lives on in the hearts of their loved ones, our State and the Nation. Accordingly, each of our Heroes are symbolized by a living ornamental tree as a symbol of their lives given but still very much alive in our hearts.
Located in Veterans Memorial Park in Middletown, CT the Memorial is composed of two unique sculptures and a ring of 65 trees with sitting areas. Each tree is uniquely dedicated to each of our Fallen Heroes with a granite plaque engraved with a photo. A reflective place to be sure but a place that is also meant to be alive with honor.
Trees will be planted the week of Sept. 15th. The planting of the trees will complete the first phase of the project, and installation of a stone walkway and other features will be done next year.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The 7th annual 5k Hoof It For Haiti Run & Walk-a-thon will be Saturday September 20th at St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Rocky Hill. Last years runners and walkers came out in record numbers, totaling more than 300 from all over the state. Last year people even came from Brooklyn New York! The morning started with the first-ever Kids Run for ages 12 and under which was before the 5K started.
The Church holds this annual event to raise money for food, maintenance and upkeep to Saint Anne church a parish of about 3000 people, located on the coast just north of Port-au-Prince in Haiti. It is a 5K, USATF sanctioned race which starts on Brook Street and ends in the Church parking lot.
CLICK TO VIEW VIDEOS FROM LAST YEARS EVENT:
VISIT ST. ELIZABETH SETON'S WEBPAGE: http://www.sesrockyhill.org/#!hoof-it-for-haiti/c1rvf