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Dave Pelland on December 28th, 2009

Fairfield honors local veterans with a large honor roll display on the town’s historic green. The honor roll features seven large panels with the names of local residents who served in the nation’s 20th century wars as well as on the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Starting at the far left, the Korea war […]

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Dave Pelland on December 25th, 2009

The fence surrounding the Armistice Monument on West Haven’s green was decorated with festive lights as we drove past on Christmas Eve, so we pulled over to take a couple of pictures. The monument was first dedicated in 1928 to honor World War veterans, and additional plaques were added to the base to honor veterans […]

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Dave Pelland on December 23rd, 2009

We’re paying a return visit to the 1888 Soldiers’ and Sailors’ monument on Milford’s green, and this time we’re including the holiday lights decorating the green. We first looked at the monument last February, when the green was covered with snow. And we paid a return visit to the monument in early May, when the […]

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Dave Pelland on December 21st, 2009

In honor of the holiday season, we’re running this nighttime image of the 1877  Soldier’s Monument on the west side of the Derby green. The monument, which we highlighted in a February post, honors Civil War veterans from Derby and present-day Shelton. The granite base was dedicated in 1877, and the bronze figure was added […]

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Dave Pelland on December 16th, 2009

A stone marker near the East Norwalk train station marks the location of the earliest homesteads in Norwalk. The granite monument bears an inscription on its west face reading “Norwalk founded A.D. 1649. Its earliest homes were planted in the near vicinity of this stone. First meeting house directly opposite west. Erected by the Norwalk […]

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Dave Pelland on December 15th, 2009

A battlefield cross and a large granite monument in the Centerbrook section of Essex honor local veterans. The Essex Veterans Memorial, located near the intersections of Main Street, Deep River Road and Westbrook Road, features a granite wall we’re estimating to be seven or eight feet high. The west face of the monument honors veterans […]

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Dave Pelland on December 8th, 2009

Old Saybrook honors its Civil War veterans with a simple monument in Riverside Cemetery. The undated monument stands in a small traffic island near the cemetery’s main entrance from Sheffield Street. A dedication on its front (south) face reads “In memory of our comrades who served in the war of the rebellion. Erected by the […]

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