According to coverage in the Darien Times, the groups hope to replace the plants in the traffic circle surrounding the flagpole’s base. The base has figures symbolizing veterans of the Civil War, the Spanish-American War and World War I, and organizers hope to replace the plantings by Memorial Day.
Spring Grove Cemetery served as Connecticut’s veterans’ cemetery when the state’s first veteran’s home, the Fitch Home for Veterans and Their Orphans, operated in Darien. The Fitch facility served veterans between 1864 and 1940, when the state veterans’ home moved to Rocky Hill.
Spring Grove is the final resting place for 2,184 veterans.
The Darien VFW post can be contacted at http://www.darienvfw.org/