$75,000 Grant For South Windsor Memorial

September 29, 2015

Representative Jeff Currey hailed the approval of a $75,000 grant that he sought for a veterans memorial at Veterans Memorial Park in South Windsor.

At a special meeting, the State Bond Commission approved a $75,000 grant-in-aid to the Town of South Windsor to assist with construction of a veterans memorial in Veterans Memorial Park.

“We need to recognize and honor all veterans who have served us, and that’s why this memorial in South Windsor is so fitting,” Currey said. “I am very pleased that Governor Dannel Malloy has supported our effort to create a lasting memorial at Veterans Memorial Park.”

Currey was joined at the commission meeting by members of the South Windsor Patriotic Commission, Peter Anthony Sr., Art Sladyk and James Throwe; and South Windsor Town Constable Joan Walsh.

The town residents attended the bond commission meeting to thank Malloy personally for his support of the project, but he said the thanks should go to them and others involved in the project.

“I want to thank all of the individuals of the community responsible for raising the money necessary for this project,” Malloy said. “It makes sense for the state to contribute and participate in it.”

The patriotic commission is building the memorial wall in honor of all veterans who have served the country, and most of the funding for the project has come from private donations. “This is just to show our appreciation to all veterans and to say thank you very much for your service,” Sladyk said.