WW1 Memorial Plaques
was dimantled in the late 1960's when the Elm trees died as a result of the Dutch Elm disease. The plaques removed from the memorial and were stored in the basement of a park outbuilding and then forgotten. Recently they were rediscovered. After inventoring the plaques it was deternined that 30 plaques were missing or damaged. The cost to replace the missing or damage plaques is $325 per plaque or $9,750. A local company has agreed to donate the restoration of the recovered plaques. There are also plans being developed by a local landscape architect at no cost to create a new memorial in the park that once housed the original memorial.
Help us honor so many who gave their lives.
Help me honor the 207 Hartford military vets who gave their life in WW1. They have been forgotten for the past 50 years as their memorial was dismantled and placed in storage- and forgotten. Time to fix that wrong but we need you help in replacing memorial plaques of 30 veterans that went missing.
This tribute is particularly fitting as we will be commemorating the 100th Anniversary of WW1 over the next year.