The Memorial’s Design
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.