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West Hartford's Veterans' Memorial. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Battle of Iwo Jima Remembered

(NEW BRITAIN,Conn./CBS Connecticut)  -  The sixty ninth anniversary of the raising of the   U.S flag  on Mount Suribachi  following the battle of Iwo Jima  was  commemorated Sunday morning at Connecticut’s Iwo Jima  Memorial  off  Route […]

02/23/2014

Rocky Hill Veterans' Home (Courtesy Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs)

Report: Vets Housing Mostly Unused

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — Five houses in Rocky Hill that state officials set aside for Connecticut military veterans have sat mostly empty for several years while statistics show one in 10 homeless people in […]

02/04/2014

Connecticut license with veterans' indicator (Courtesy Office of the Governor)

State Encourages Acceptance Of Veterans’ Licenses

State officials say they want to raise awareness of an addition to Connecticut driver’s licenses aimed at helping veterans identify themselves to businesses in order to receive discounts, programs and services.

01/17/2014

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Veterans Park Outside Armory Behind Schedule Due To Costs

Construction on a veterans memorial at a park outside the Hartford Armory has yet to begin despite hopes expressed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other state officials that it would be complete by Veterans Day.

11/11/2013

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Focusing on Homeless Veterans

While advocates say the number of homeless Connecticut veterans has declined somewhat in recent years, there’s a new effort underway to try to eliminate homelessness among the state’s veteran population over the next two years.

11/10/2013

(Courtesy Hartford Police, Hartford Business Improvement District, Hartford.com)

Annual Veterans Parade Steps Off Sunday

An estimated 40,000 spectators are expected in Hartford Sunday as more than 3,000 marchers in more than 150 military and veterans’ groups and musical units step off in the annual Connecticut Veterans Parade.

11/02/2013

A memorial ceremony is held in a small park in front of the O'Neill Armory in Hartford, for Calvin Heath, a Dayville resident awarded the Silver Star for his actions during Vietnam. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

‘Calvin Was Able To Crawl For Help. They Sent Out Help’

A ceremony was held in a small park in front of the O’Neill state armory in Hartford today, in honor of a recently deceased Dayville man who was awarded the silver star for his actions during Vietnam.

10/10/2013

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Conn. Holds Annual Veterans’ Services Event

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut is holding its annual “Stand Down” event to link military veterans with services to help them in civilian life. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman are […]

09/20/2013

West Hartford's Veterans' Memorial. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Murphy: V-A Takes Too Long To Process Claims

Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy is releasing data about veterans and their spouses who have died before receiving benefits they were owed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

07/12/2013

Designs for the new memorial. (Courtesy Connecticut State Veterans Memorial Inc.)

New State Veteran’s Memorial Under Development

Connecticut veterans will soon have a new place to remember their comrades with the development of the Connecticut State Veteran’s Memorial in Hartford’s Minuteman Park.

06/17/2013

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