In The Press
Future Plans to Build a Museum In New London
Senator Murphy, Senator Blumenthal, Congressman Courtney, and the National Coast Guard Museum Association celebrated the inclusion of $50M for the National Coast Guard Museum recently signed a fiscal year 2022 Omnibus Appropriations bill. Many celebrated during a press event with area partners and elected officials.
This is such an exciting development for New London and the region. The Coast Guard Museum Association is hosted this event at the future museum site.
Vietnam Vet Traces The Past At Long Wharf Veterans Day Commemoration
by Allan Appel | Nov 11, 2021| New Haven Independent
Reginald Jackson is a Vietnam Marine Corps vet whose birthday also happens to be on Nov. 11 — aka Veterans Day.
On Thursday afternoon Jackson came for the first time in his life to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Long Wharf and placed his hands on the names of his friends, fellow Wilbur Cross High School classmates who served in Vietnam but never made it back, engraved on the stone beneath the V.
Jackson was one of 50 people in attendance for a serious yet not somber Veterans Day commemoriation organized by the National Veterans Council for Legal Redress (NVCLR) and keynoted by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
Blumenthal spoke emotionally about the NVCLR, which refers vets to assistance for social, housing, vocational, and counseling services.
Photo by: Allan Appel 2021