Apr. 26, 2019 - City native invites Stamford to rock out for veterans STAMFORD — Stamford native Lisa May Melfi was watching her brother’s band, Impulse, play a show in Norwalk late last year, when she had an idea… More

Feb. 27, 2019 - PRESS RELEASE… Click on image

Jan. 4, 2019 - Stamford Gold Star mother to honor son with SEAL swim… STAMFORD — Since her Navy SEAL son was killed in Afghanistan in 2011, Patricia Parry has done things he would do… “He’d cheer me on,” said Parry, a registered nurse, volunteer with the Stamford Health Commission, and a driver of the renovation of downtown’s Veterans Park, now underway… More

Jan. 3, 2019 - More Time to Buy Stones for Veterans Park… The deadline has been extended to purchase an engraved paver for Veterans Memorial Park in time for its reopening in November… More

Dec. 6, 2018 - Stamford’s Veterans Park offers chance to set names in stone… STAMFORD - At certain times in city history, Veterans Park has been about veterans… More

Nov. 28, 2018 - Nearly 40-ton monoliths moved in Stamford park… One of the more difficult early portions of a multimillion-dollar facelift to Veterans Memorial Park took place Wednesday afternoon as construction workers lifted and moved a 37.5-ton monoliths — one of four in the park — to higher ground… More

Nov. 17, 2018 - PRESS RELEASE…

Nov. 11, 2018 - People in Stamford showed their appreciation on Veterans Day Sunday at the city's annual parade. Hundreds lined the streets of downtown Stamford for this year's Veterans Day Parade… More… Army aircraft mechanic and flight engineer Sgt. Ted Ogonek, 92, waves to the crowd as grand marshal in the annual Stamford Veteran’s Day Parade, commemorating 100 years since the end of WWI, in Stamford on Sunday… More

Nov. 11, 2018 - Tony and Matt Pavia: A duty to remember ‘The Great War’… Veterans Day should always be one of the most significant of this nation’s observances. It is the day when we pause and honor military veterans, the very people who have, throughout the history of our country, made great sacrifices to preserve our liberty and freedom… More

Sept. 9, 2018 - Tony Pavia: A call to arms to salute veterans... “All gave some. Some Gave all.” More than 200 years ago, George Washington cautioned the nation that the willingness of young people to fight and die for their country was “directly proportional” to their perception of how veterans of earlier wars were “treated and appreciated by their nation.” Accordingly, on Sept. 5, 2018, an important era in our city’s history commenced with the groundbreaking for the new Veterans Park in downtown Stamford... More

Sept. 5, 2018: STAMFORD — With the ground already broken, the Veterans Memorial Park groundbreaking Wednesday afternoon took the form of a spoken thank-you note to the countless officials, veterans and city residents who helped turn around the long-neglected site... More 

Aug. 12, 2018: STAMFORD — Now shrouded in orange fencing, an Abraham Lincoln statue will soon be the beacon drawing residents to a new Veterans Memorial Park... More

Apr. 23, 2018: If all goes as planned, in a little more than a year, Stamford’s Veterans Memorial Park will have undergone a comprehensive renovation that will make the city’s military veterans proud to call their own... More

Dec. 6, 2017: STAMFORD — Thursday marks the 76th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941. It’s a day to remember those lost and America’s history, and to celebrate veterans who have served the country. On Wednesday, the city and its partners announced new developments in an initiative that will celebrate Stamford’s own vets... More

Dec. 5, 2017: STAMFORD — The Stamford Veterans Park Partnership, Inc., in partnership with the City of Stamford, will hold a press conference Dec. 6. to announce the next steps in the plan to renovate Veterans Park. The press conference will be held at 11a.m. in Veterans Park on Atlantic Street... More

Jun. 12, 2017: STAMFORD — With a $2 million state grant in pocket, the masterminds behind the city’s innovation districts are ready to hit the ground running... More

Jun. 23, 2015: Brian Bill was 31 when he died fighting the nation’s war on terror... More

Jun. 13, 2015: STAMFORD — Jack Condlin remembers previous Veterans Memorial Park redesigns, beginning with one in the 1970s... More