Patriots’ Day Initiative


September 11th – Day of Rememberance

The Patriots’ Day Initiative supports the 9/11 Day of Remembrance hosted by Goodwin University and the Fallen Star Memorial. September 11, 2021 marks the 20th Anniversary of this fateful day. Connecticut is honored to gather in remembrance of those that served and sacrificed during this tragedy. Craig Jordan, Director of Veterans Affairs at Goodwin College, has invited Patriot Youth Ambassadors to be a part of the ceremony and lead the public in our Pledge of Allegiance.

The Fallen Star Memorial was dedicated in 2019. It was created by artist and sculptor Will Hensley with the focus of over 30,000 Connecticut men and women that gave their lives in service to our country. They deserve our everlasting gratitude for the freedoms we enjoy every day.

Accompanying the Fallen Star Memorial are three bronze statues that pay tribute to Gold Star Families. One depicts a seated woman holding a photo and dog tags of her beloved hero, contemplating the Fallen Star. Two other figures, a man and child paying their respects to their fallen heroes, are positioned around the Star.

If you haven’t already seen this beautiful monument, please find time to visit or plan to join us during this planned tribute. For more information visit: or