Welcome to the Danbury War Memorial Website!

The Danbury War Memorial Association, Inc., under the direction of Executive Director Justin Calitro, is a non-profit recreational and educational facility, located in Rogers Park. It is governed by a Board of Managers and Trustees. The War Memorial has served the greater Danbury area since 1951 in offering recreational and cultural activities to the surrounding communities. The logo over the front door; "TO HONOR THE DEAD, TO SERVE THE LIVING" states the purpose of the War Memorial. Via city support, and a conscientious staff, the War Memorial offers a diversified program of indoor activities, a complete fitness center, and a base for community events.

Hours: Mon-Fri, 5AM-10PM. Weekends, 7AM-5PM

Regular Rates: $275/year, $150/six months, $90/three months, $35/one month, or $24/month with one year contract on credit card.

Junior (under 17)/Senior (over 65) Rates: $220/year, $120/six months, or $19/month.

Reviews

"The Danbury War Memorial provides a lot of amenities to the community at an affordable cost.  I've brought my dog to the Saturday obedience classes and the only requirements were to bring his proof of rabies vaccinations and $5.00.  I always recommend this place to everyone I know!"

"This building is the heart of Danbury. Many recreational activities like gym, dance, karate, volleyball, basketball and many more. I love this place."

"Walking through this plaza makes me think how important were (and still are) for Danbury's citizens, the individuals who gave their lives to protect the peace, even in battlefields far away from home. I salute this act! It is a very nice place to spend some time."

"Great for the community; not the biggest gym, but they have alot to offer for the youth and they will work with you if you have a hard time paying for a gym membership, they will help you."

"Great affordable facility to get a workout. The staff are really nice and facility well maintained."

"Great gym, its clean, staff is friendly, has a basketball court and excellent parking. Its been a favorite gym of mine when I first started weight lifting in my twenties. Great memories and made friends."

"Wonderful old school gym, barbells/dumbbells. Very easy to sign up and following up with membership. Just come, sign up, and start training."

"What a treasure in downtown Danbury! We participated in a fundraiser this past weekend. Very friendly staff. The Veterans Walkway of Honor and the war memorials are beautiful."

Latest News & Links

Last chance to add personalized brick to Danbury's Veterans Walkway of Honor

DANBURY -- This year will be the last that the Danbury War Memorial sells commemorative bricks honoring local veterans, past and present, on its Veterans Walkway of Honor. [Read More]

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New signs to highlight Danbury's designation as 'Purple Heart City'

DANBURY -- Local volunteers are raising awareness about Danbury veterans with three new signs commemorating the city's designation as a Purple Heart City near the Danbury War Memorial. [Read More]

This page is intended to provide guidance on the current status of the flags of the United States of America and the State of Connecticut. Check back often as it is routinely updated to reflect the state's current flag status. [Read More]

Danbury Toasts Purple Heart Recipients With Special Parking Spots

DANBURY -- As it was officially declared a "Purple Heart City," Danbury set aside two special parking spots at the War Memorial reserved just for veterans who were wounded in combat. [Read More]

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2018 Upcoming Ceremonies & Events

Maine Day Ceremony, Thursday, February 15th at 10:00am at the monument corner of West St. and Division St.

Vietnam Memorial Ceremony, Thursday, March 29th at 10:00am at the Vietnam Monument in Rogers Park.

Veterans Walkway of Honor, Monday, April 23rd, brick order cutoff date for the 2018 Memorial Day installation.

Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 28th starting at St. Joseph's Church at 6:30am, wreath laying following church service.  The parade steps off promptly at 9:30am.

Korean Memorial Ceremony
, Friday, July 27th at 10:00am at the Korean Monument in Rogers Park.

World War II Ceremony
, Wednesday, August 15th at 10:00am at the Rose Garden in Rogers Park.

9th Annual Danbury War Memorial Golf Tournament, Wednesday, August 22nd at 1:30pm at Richter Park. Call (203)743-3932 for more information. All net proceeds from this outing will help the War Memorial continue to serve the community.

Vietnam Moving Wall Ceremony, Monday, September 24th at 10:00am in front of the War Memorial Building.

Veterans Walkway of Honor, Monday, October 8th, brick order cutoff date for the 2018 Veteran Day installation.  This will be the final date to purchase bricks!  No other bricks will be sold after this date.

Veterans Day Ceremony, Sunday, November 11th at 11:00am in front of the War Memorial Buidling.

Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony, Friday, December 7th at 10:00am inside the War Memorial Building.

Information

Contact Info

Danbury War Memorial
1 Memorial Dr
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: (203) 743-3932
Email: Justin Calitro (Director)
jcalitro@war-memorial.org
Information:
info@war-memorial.org

Directions

From New York
Interstate 84 - Exit 5
Straight through stop sign to traffic light
At light take right onto Main Street
Follow to end
Last light on Main Street straight into Rogers Park
War Memorial is the first building on left

From Hartford/New Haven
Interstate 84 - Exit 5
Take right at light onto Main Street
Follow to end
Last light on Main Street straight into Rogers Park
War Memorial is the first building on left

The Danbury War Memorial was built in 1952 and was designed and built in honor of the men and women who fought in World War I and II.  Just after World War II ended, every morning, students at Danbury High School put their pennies and nickels in a pot to fund a memorial to honor those who so recently served their country.