(Hartford, CT)- Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) announced a grant from the National Cemetery Administration (NCA) totaling nearly $3.2 million to improve the Connecticut State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown.
The grant will raise, realign, and clean 7,393 headstones and fund refurbishment of 270,000 square feet of turf. The project will cover 5 acres and serve 184,300 Veterans and their families.
“Veterans and their families deserve unwavering respect and gratitude for their service shown in their final resting place,” said the delegation. “This significant federal funding will allow the heroes laid to rest at the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown to be honored for generations to come.”
Through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Veterans Cemetery Grants Program is designed to complement VA’s 135 national cemeteries.