Gov. Malloy: State Will Illuminate the ‘Q Bridge’ in Red, White, and Blue This Weekend in Honor of Veterans Day
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State of Connecticut will illuminate the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven – informally known by residents as the “Q Bridge” – in red, white, and blue lights on the evenings of Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11 in observation of Veterans Day.
Beacons capable of projecting lights nearly six miles into the clear night sky will shine on the bridge from sunset until 1:00 a.m. during each of those nights. The bridge is operated and maintained by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.
Governor Malloy said, “America’s men and women in uniform – and their families – have made immeasurable sacrifices in the course of their service. We are grateful for the steadfastness with which they have performed their duties to protect the United States at home and overseas, and for their unfaltering response to the call to duty whenever the country requires. As we thank our veterans for creating a safer world, we are mindful that we have Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen, and Marines stationed around the globe, thousands of miles away from their families for extended periods of time. We pray for their safe and speedy return and continue to keep them in our thoughts every day.”
Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman said, “On this Veterans Day, the State of Connecticut honors the service and sacrifices that the men and women of our military have made to protect our freedom and way of life. We will reflect and be forever grateful to our Veterans and their family members for their bravery and courage. We will continue to pray for our active troops overseas and ask for a quick and safe return home to their families.”