U.S. Congressman John B. Larson, First Congressional District, will be the keynote speaker for the West Hartford Veterans Day ceremony. The ceremony will be held November 11, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the Connecticut Veterans Memorial West Hartford located at the intersection of Farmington Avenue and North Main Street.
Congressman Larson has represented Connecticut’s first congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1999 and currently sits on the influential Ways and Means Committee. Throughout his career, Congressman Larson has shown unwavering support for our veterans and proudly fights for the benefits these brave men and women have earned defending our country.
The Connecticut Veterans Memorial West Hartford is a unique testimonial dedicated to all members of the Armed Services who served the United States beginning with the earliest conflict in our country’s history, the King Philip War, up to the present Global War on Terror.
This Veterans Memorial is a sculptural expression of time and emotion that commemorates the history of all wars. The Memorial is a circular Wall of Peace that salutes those who gave their lives for our country. The wall is constructed of blocks of polished black granite in the form of a circle. At each point along the wall when our Armed Forces went into conflict, the smooth circular wall is violently broken, and the names of the West Hartford veterans who gave their lives during that conflict are engraved on the Wall of Peace.