In 2007, then-State Comptroller Nancy Wyman, who was later elected as Connecticut’s Lieutenant Governor, and Hartford-area radio host Brad Davis established the Wall of Honor to recognize members of the Armed Forces from Connecticut who were killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since the terrorist attacks on 9/11.
The Wall was made possible by donations from Brad Davis; Nancy Wyman and Women in Government; Butch Surwilo and Mr. Trophy, Hartford; Cashman and Katz, Glastonbury; Dr. Richard Fichman, Manchester, and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Schwartz.
Additionally, we are deeply appreciative of the major support offered each year by the Connecticut Military Department and members of the Connecticut National Guard; the American Legion Post 79, Madison; the Connecticut Gold Star Mothers; the Connecticut Blue Star Mothers; the American Legion Riders; the Patriot Guard Riders, and the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.
Each year on the Thursday before Memorial Day in May, a ceremony is held at the Wall to honor the sacrifices of these Connecticut service members and their families.
2015 was the first year since its inception that no new names had to be added to the Wall.