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Frequently Asked Questions

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 has created 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.

Is the memorial accessible to the general public?
Yes. 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 Veterans Day.

How do I make a donation?
Donations may be made by mailing a check or money order.

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
P.O. Box 503
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

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?                      
Individuals and organizations wishing to hold a fundraising activity or assist with fundraising, should EMAIL us info@cthonorsvets.org.


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