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Dave Pelland on April 6th, 2009

The state of Connecticut’s monument honoring residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, sits in a well-landscaped section of Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.  The state’s 9/11 Living Memorial features a dark granite monument inscribed with a dedication on its northeast face reading “The citizens of Connecticut dedicate this […]

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Dave Pelland on April 3rd, 2009

A tall obelisk in the middle of a small Norwich park honors the members of the 26th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, who served in the Civil War in late 1862 and mid-1863. The monument, dedicated in 1902 in Little Plain Park (between Broadway and Union Street), is a obelisk divided into several sections by ornamental […]

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Dave Pelland on April 1st, 2009

A large Civil War cannon is featured in a section of Norwich’s Yantic Cemetery is dedicated to veterans including nine residents who died as prisoners of war in the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Ga.  The nine Norwich veterans who died in the prison were reinterred in Yantic Cemetery on February 1, 1866 after a day […]

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