To date, 63 men and women from Connecticut have died while serving in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. A small group of Connecticut residents are working to create a living memorial to these service members. It will be called the Connecticut Trees of Honor, and the planned site is in Middletown's Veterans Memorial Park.
One of the group's members is Diane DeLuzio from Glastonbury. She's a Gold Star Mother. On Wednesday, WNPR's Lucy Nalpthanchil met with DeLuzio and she told her about her son who died in Afghanistan.
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More about the Connecticut Trees of Honor can be found at the website: www.cttreesofhonor.com OR https://www.facebook.com/CTTREESOFHONOR
The group's next fundraiser will be at the Wadsworth Mansion in Middletown , September 13 from 6:30-8:30 pm. More information at firstname.lastname@example.org