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

Adult Rate (22 - 64 years old): $19/month with automatic payment, $35 month-to-month, $200 for twelve months.

Seniors (65 years old), Veterans, Juniors, First Responders: $15/month with automatic payment, $30 month-to-month, $150 for twelve months.

Middle School Basketball Only (11 - 14 years old): September - June = $60/School Year, June - August = $40/Summer
Monday - Friday 2:00PM - 4:30PM


NO Enrollment Fee, NO Annual Maintenance Fee, NO Commitment, Cancel Any Time!

Click here to download membership application form.

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

Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show Will Benefit Danbury War Memorial

DANBURY -- Rogers Park will turn into a car enthusiast's dream on September 1st, when it's filled with all types, makes and models of vehicles for the inaugural War Memorial Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show. [Read More]

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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10th Annual Danbury War Memorial Golf Tournament

DANBURY -- The tenth annual Danbury War Memorial Golf Tournament will be at Richter Park Golf Course Aug. 21 with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. For more info, contact Justin Calitro at (203) 743-3932. [Read More]

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]

State of Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs

The State of Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs provides support to service members, veterans and their families. Find out more about what resources are available to you. [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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2019 Upcoming Ceremonies & Events

Maine Day Ceremony, Friday, February 15th at 10:00 am at the Monument on the corner of West St. & Division St.

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

Veterans Walkway of Honor, Monday, April 22nd, final brick order cutoff date.  No other brick orders will be taken after this date!

Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 27th starting at St. Joseph's Church at 6:30 am. Wreath laying following Church service. The parade steps off promptly at 9:30 am.

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

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

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

Veterans' Day Ceremony, Monday, November 11th at 11:00 am in front of the War Memorial Building.

Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony, Saturday, December 7th at 10:00 am 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
or use our Contact Us form.

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 1951 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.