Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Rededicated in New Haven

 

East Rock Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument RededicationOn Sunday afternoon, the 1887 Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in New Haven’s East Rock Park was rededicated in a ceremony that took place on the monument’s 125th anniversary.

The rededication was organized by the Connecticut 9th Irish Regiment, the Irish History Round Table and the Connecticut Irish American Historical Society.

An honor guard from several reenactment organizations laid a wreath at the monument’s base, and State Troubadour Emeritus Tom Callinan entertained the crowd with Civil War songs.

The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument was dedicated in 1887 to honor soldiers and sailors who fought in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War and the Civil War.

East Rock Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument RededicationAn estimated 100,000 people attended the monument’s original dedication. Although Sunday’s crowd was a little smaller, the event provided a fitting tribute to the monument and the New Haven veterans it honors.

 

 

 

 

 

East Rock Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Rededication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Rock Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Rededication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Rock Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Rededication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Rock Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Rededication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Rock Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Rededication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Rock Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Rededication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Rock Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Rededication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Rock Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Rededication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Rock Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Rededication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

East Rock Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Rededication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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