Rell seeks Connecticut veterans memorial
Announcing her plans on Veterans Day, Rell says the state is missing a central place where citizens can honor those who've served their country. While there are military memorials scattered throughout Connecticut, such as the Iwo Jima memorial in New Britain, Rell says a state monument is overdue.
The governor is setting aside $100,000 in state bond funds as seed money for the project. She is also appointing a committee to advise her on location, design, fundraising and other issues related to the project. Veterans Affairs Commissioner Linda Schwartz will oversee the group.
A fund has been set up at Rockville Bank to collect donations. ��