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Dave Pelland on April 29th, 2009

A boulder on Middletown Avenue in the Northford section of North Branford honors local residents who served in the wars between the American Revolution and World War II. The boulder was first dedicated in 1920, when the bronze plaque on the front (east) face honored veterans of the American Revolution, Civil War and the World […]

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Dave Pelland on April 27th, 2009

An 1894 monument to soldiers and sailors in unknown graves has been joined by a 2007 monument to African-American soldiers in Danbury’s Wooster Cemetery.  The Monument to Soldiers in Unknown Graves was dedicated in 1894 to honor Connecticut Civil War Veterans who were reported missing after battles. The monument is topped by a granite soldier […]

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Dave Pelland on April 24th, 2009

A boulder on Main Street in Danbury commemorates the burning of several local buildings by British forces who invaded the city on April 26, 1777.  After landing in Westport the day before, about 2,000 British troops entered Danbury with plans to attack war supplies being stored in the city. The troops destroyed food, medicine and […]

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Dave Pelland on April 22nd, 2009

Several monuments on and near Westport’s Compo Beach mark the starting and ending point of the invasion of Danbury by British forces who landed there on April 25, 1777.  The British brought about 2,000 troops to Westport, who planned to destroy war supplies being stored about 20 miles north in Danbury. The British spent the […]

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Dave Pelland on April 20th, 2009

A two-toned monument of pink and gray granite honoring Civil War veterans stands at the center of the green in Guilford.  The monument, featuring an infantryman standing with a rifle in his hands, was completed in two stages that were dedicated 10 years apart. The base, made of pink granite quarried locally, was dedicated in […]

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Dave Pelland on April 17th, 2009

A 1903 granite monument dedicated to a Civil War regiment comprised primarily of Irish Americans stands in New Haven’s Bay View Park. The 9th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers monument is located in a park that served as the unit’s training ground and home for a few months following its formation in 1861. A caped infantryman stands with […]

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Dave Pelland on April 15th, 2009

Thomaston’s Civil War monument, dedicated in 1902, stands in a small park surrounded by monuments to the two World Wars and the conflicts that followed.  The Soldiers’ Monument is a multi-layered, square granite shaft topped by a caped infantryman holding a rifle by its barrel. The front (west) side of the shaft bears the dedication […]

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Dave Pelland on April 13th, 2009

A 32-foot column in a park at the intersections of Elm Street and Broadway in New Haven honors the service of four Connecticut regiments in the Civil War.  The column, topped by a bronze eagle and flanked by two granite soldiers, was  dedicated on June 16, 1905, to honor three infantry regiments and an artillery […]

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Dave Pelland on April 10th, 2009

The city of Danbury has honored the state’s victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with an 12-foot glass sculpture that rises from a five-sided granite base.  A plaque near the monument bears the dedication “in loving memory to Connecticut victims of the terrorist attack on the United States September 11, 2001.” The memorial, dedicated […]

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Dave Pelland on April 8th, 2009

A large rectangular monument on Main Street in Ridgefield honors local residents who served in wars between the American Revolution and World War I.  The monument, on Main Street in front of the Methodist Church, was dedicated in 1925. The front (east) face of the monument bears the dedication “To the memory of the citizens […]

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