Kent to dedicate new veterans' memorials
The town of Kent will celebrate the dedication of three veterans' memorials on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
The public is welcome.
Invitations have been sent to veterans, widows of veterans and townspeople who assisted with fundraising and site work, as well as to state and town officials.
The memorials, carved in granite and located on the lawn of the town-owned Swift House, will be accented by three flag poles carrying the United States, Connecticut and POW/MIA flags.
Flags will have permanent lighting as required for any U.S. flags flown around the clock.
Placed in front of the three monuments honoring Kent veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, are two benches and a smaller monument honoring all military men and women, past and present, who have resided in Kent.
The entire plaza will be set with pavers, including a walkway from Veterans Way, the official name for that section of Route 341.
Kent has been among the minority of Connecticut towns that had not erected memorials to veterans for World War II, Korea and Vietnam.