West Haven Veterans Museum Holds Remembrance Ceremony

Written by Michael P. Walsh

WEST HAVEN, CT — The West Haven Veterans Museum and Learning Center will hold a remembrance ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The museum, off Sawmill Road at 30 Hood Terrace, will honor the memory of board members Frank Carrano, Gordon Bergman and Alyce Benson.

Carrano originally founded the museum in the Goffe Street Armory in New Haven as the museum for the 102nd Infantry Regiment. He passed away on April 30, 2020.

Bergman, a Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, served as the museum’s vice president, and Benson devoted much of her time there. He died on April 9, 2020 and she died on March 23, 2021.

“Each will be remembered for their service and dedication to veterans,” said Arlene DeGrand Painter, museum director.

The public is invited to the ceremony, which will include light refreshments.

To reserve seats, call DeGrand Painter at 203-934-1111 with the number of people attending.

The 9,000 square foot museum, A Living History of America at War, features collections from the Connecticut National Guard’s 102nd Infantry Regiment and the New Haven Greys, a protective force formed after the War of 1812.

It also displays relics from every conflict since the United States fought for independence, allowing visitors to walk through a timeline around the camouflaged warehouse.

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