Veterans Memorial Committee
Canterbury has been selected as one of the stops during the Veterans Honor Parade that occurs as wreaths make their way from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery to be placed on the graves of our lost servicemembers.
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This is a great honor not only to Canterbury’s Veterans, but to the whole town and also gives us the opportunity to show that we remember, and that we honor our troops lost in the battle to gain and protect our freedom.
Wreaths Across America’s mission is to “Remember, Honor, Teach” where the importance of honoring each fallen serviceman as an individual is stressed. In keeping with this mission, the town intends on making this stop memorable to our citizens by honoring our fallen servicemen and women with a town wide effort involving as many citizens as we can. The stop is currently scheduled for December 7th at somewhere between 1:30 and 3:30. Times will firm up as we get closer to the event.
Should you have any questions, or wish to help in any way you can, please contact the Canterbury First Selectman’s office or any member of the Canterbury Veterans Memorial Committee.
Ray Sulich, Chairman, Canterbury Veterans Memorial Committee
... On behalf of the Canterbury Veterans Memorial Committee I would like to thank the citizens of Canterbury for their continued support of the Canterbury Veterans Memorial. Due to your generosity, during the 4th of July parade BBQ fund raiser, the Veterans Memorial Committee was able to raise $491 for upkeep and maintenance of the memorial. We would like to extend our special thanks to Tony Piscetello of Martello's Pizzeria in Canterbury for donating all the hamburgers and hotdogs for this fund raiser; and to Frito-Lay of Killingly for donating Doritos and Lay's Potato Chips. These generous donations allowed us to apply almost all of the proceeds of the sale directly toward the memorial as our cost for the event was extremely low. This single event paid for this years additions to the memorial, and our annual purchase of POW/MIA flags flown at town hall.
Your continued support of the Canterbury Veterans Memorial is sincerely appreciated in that it represents a true heartfelt thank you from our citizens to our towns wartime veterans for their sacrifices to a grateful town and nation.
Thank you again,
Chairman, Canterbury Veterans Memorial Committee
Monthly meeting is held 2nd Saturday of the month at 10 a.m., Municipal Building
Chairman: Thomas Lord
Members: Raymond Sulich, Delores Baynes, Robert Kinne, William D'Appollonio, Thomas Lord, Robert Droesch, Rob Tuttle, Larry Laisi (Hon.). (one position currently open).
Contact: 860-546-9283, email@example.com
The committee over the past 5 years has worked to raise money to memorialize the Town's veterans. Veterans enlisting in the military while residing in Canterbury or living the first eighteen years of life in town are the criteria for inclusion. The time of service need be during the times of conflict listed on the committee application.
The memorial includes three granite stones in a park design off to the right of the Municipal Parking lot. Names of veterans from the French and Indian War to the present Global War on Terror are included.