Connecticut Vietnam Memorial, Coventry

Connecticut Vietnam Memorial, CoventryThe Connecticut Vietnam Memorial, on Coventry’s Veterans’ Memorial Green, was dedicated in May of 2008 to honor the 612 state residents who died during the Vietnam War.

The memorial, near the intersection of Lake and Cross streets, features four black granite panels, with the center two panels listing the names of the state’s Vietnam heroes.

The center panels also bear a dedication reading, “All gave some, some gave all.”

The memorial’s base bears bronze service emblems from the various military branches.

Connecticut Vietnam Memorial, CoventryEfforts to build the monument began in 2001, when students at Coventry’s Nathan Hale Middle School began a project to compile biographical information about Connecticut veterans who died in the war.

The middle school project inspired local efforts to build a permanent memorial to the war heroes, and the town of Coventry agreed to provide land on the Memorial Green.

Students at Coventry High School are collecting photographs of the state’s Vietnam heroes as part of the “Call for Photos” campaign being coordinated by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.

Connecticut Vietnam Memorial, CoventryThe photos will be part of an interactive display in an education center planned for Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

 

 

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