World Wars Monuments, Oxford

World War I Monument, OxfordOxford honors veterans and heroes of the two World Wars with monuments on Route 67.

Oxford’s undated World War I monument stands near the intersection of Seymour-Southbury Road (Route 67) and Academy Road (Route 42).

The boulder monument includes a bronze plaque listing 39 residents who served in the war and honoring two who died during their service.

The plaque includes a dedication reading, “Erected to honor those from Oxford who served their country in the World War 1917-1919.”

World War I Monument, OxfordA short distance from the World War I monument, Oxford’s World War II heroes are honored with a monument in Victory Memorial Park.

As with the World War I memorial, Oxford’s World War II monument is a simple boulder with a bronze plaque. A dedication on the plaque’s west face reads, “Our hero dead, World War II.”

The plaque lists the names and ranks of 10 residents who died during their World War II service.

The plaque also includes a short prayer reading, “Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.”

World War I Monument, OxfordThe park (and presumably the monument) was dedicated in 1947.

 

 

 

 

 

 

World War II Monument, Oxford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World War II Monument, Oxford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World War II Monument, Oxford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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