Wayside Cross, New Canaan

Wayside Cross, New CanaanNew Canaan honors its war heroes with a large Celtic cross on an historic green.

The Wayside Cross, at the intersection of Main and Park streets, stands on a corner of the triangular green, surrounded by three churches, known as “God’s Acre.”

The Wayside Cross, dedicated in 1923, features allegorical scenes representing the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish-American War and World War I.

A dedication on the front (east) face of the monument’s face reads, “Dedicated to the glory of Almighty God in memory of the New Canaan men and women who, by their unselfish patriotism, have advanced the American ideals of liberty and the brotherhood of man.”

Wayside Cross, New CanaanThe other sides of the monument’s base are inscribed with “service,” “sacrifice” and “loyalty.”

A 1981 plaque mounted in front of the monument’s base lists 36 honored dead from World War II and six residents who died in Vietnam.

 

 

 

 

Wayside Cross, New Canaan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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