The Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) is pleased to announce a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. to name the newly renovated main Campus auditorium as the “Connecticut Gold Star Families Memorial Auditorium.”
The ribbon cutting ceremony at the main DVA Campus at 287 West Street in Rocky Hill is open to the public. Participating in the ceremony will be Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz and members of the Connecticut Gold Star Family community. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be immediately followed by a luncheon reception in the auditorium for Gold Star Families and Veterans.
“This historic auditorium will now stand as a lasting tribute to the sacrifice of parents, children, spouses and siblings of Service Members who entered military service or were discharged from service in Connecticut or who had significant ties to Connecticut and died while in a military duty status including National Guard and Reserve who were serving on active duty or who were on duty for training purposes at the time of their death”, said Veterans Affairs Commissioner Thomas J. Saadi.
The DVA is also planning a formal memorial service for the spring of 2023 with Lt. Governor Bysiewicz, to include the unveiling of permanent plaques listing the names of the fallen as registered by their families with the DVA which is ongoing at this time.