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Dave Pelland on March 30th, 2010

The Darien police and a local VFW post are raising money to restore the 1936 memorial flagpole honoring veterans in Spring Grove Cemetery. The memorial flagpole, which we visited a little over a year ago, was designed by sculptor Karl Lang, who was also responsible for the Timothy Ahern memorial statue in New Haven. According […]

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Dave Pelland on March 29th, 2010

New Milford honors local veterans and war heroes with a collection of monuments along the town green. At the southern end of the New Milford green, a large monument honors all local veterans. The monument features a large carved eagle, and an inscription on its southern face reads, “In recognition of  service rendered  to our […]

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Dave Pelland on March 15th, 2010

New Haven honors victims of the Holocaust with a monument in the city’s Edgewood Park. The monument, at the corner of Whalley Avenue and West Park Avenue, was the country’s first Holocaust Memorial built on public land when it was dedicated in 1977. The monument features a large sculpture with a Star of David base. […]

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Dave Pelland on March 12th, 2010

A boulder on the village green in the Nichols section of Trumbull honors veterans of both World Wars. The boulder, not far from the green’s southwest tip and the intersection of Shelton Road and Huntington Turnpike (Route 108), features two undated plaques honoring local veterans. The World War I plaque, mounted on the front face […]

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Dave Pelland on March 10th, 2010

A memorial gateway in the Westville section of New Haven honors local residents who served in the Civil War. The 1915 monument, at the entrance to the city’s Beecher Park, stands at the corner of Whalley Avenue and Philip Street.  Two plaques on the front (northeast) face of the monument bear a dedication reading, “Erected […]

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Dave Pelland on March 8th, 2010

New Milford honors the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with a memorial overlooking a park and the Housatonic River. The memorial features a flagpole with a pentagon-shaped base with a plaque reading, “In memory of September 11, 2001.” Next to the flagpole, a plaque mounted on a small granite base reads, “This […]

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Dave Pelland on March 5th, 2010

North Haven honors local veterans with a collection of monuments on the green across from its 1886 Memorial Town Hall. Near the southern end of the green, North Haven honors Civil War veterans with a 1905 monument that features an 1867 Rodman gun mounted on a stone base. A dedication on the base’s front (west) […]

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Dave Pelland on March 3rd, 2010

Cheshire honors veterans with an 1866 obelisk that is among the state’s earliest Civil War monuments.

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Dave Pelland on March 1st, 2010

Milford honors its founders and Native Americans with an 1889 bridge on the site of the city’s first mill.

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