Hamden unveils new veterans plaque at Hamden Veterans' Memorial

 On Saturday March 31,  Hamden unveiled a brass plaque commemorating 151 veterans. The plaque will serve as an addition to the Hamden Veterans' Memorial.

On Saturday March 31,  Hamden unveiled a brass plaque commemorating 151 veterans. The plaque will serve as an addition to the Hamden Veterans' Memorial.

By Cliff Nadel

Earlier today, Hamden Town Clerk Vera Morrison and the Hamden Veterans Commission unveiled a new brass plaque containing the names of 151 Hamden veterans.The ceremony took place in front of Hamden Middle School on Dixwell Avenue, with a full crowd in attendance. 

The plaque is the fifth addition since the memorials installment in 1991, according to Morrison. The 2.5 ton memorial is said to contain the names of more than 8,000 Hamden veterans.

 Upon the plaques unveiling family, friends, Hamden residents and veterans lined up to take a picture of the new plaque.

Upon the plaques unveiling family, friends, Hamden residents and veterans lined up to take a picture of the new plaque.

While the Mayor of Hamden, Curt Leng, wasn't present due to prior engagements regarding the holiday weekend, Morrison read a statement on his behalf. Referring to Hamden veterans, Leng said the town is " truly, truly grateful for everything you've done for us." 

Contribution by Thamar Bailey

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