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Dave Pelland on December 31st, 2010

The former store in which colonial governor Jonathan Trumbull held more than 1,100 planning meetings during the American Revolution stands on Lebanon’s green. Known today as the War Office, the building was built around 1727 as the Trumbull family store. The store, which has been moved three times, originally stood along Exeter Road (Route 207). […]

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Dave Pelland on December 29th, 2010

Lebanon honors its war veterans with several monuments on the green near the intersection of Exeter Road (Route 207) and Norwich-Hartford Turnpike (Route 87). Near the northern end of the green, in front of Town Hall, is a 1922 monument honoring veterans of five wars between the American Revolution and the First World War. The […]

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Dave Pelland on December 27th, 2010

Derby honors World War II veterans from its East Derby section with a monument at the corner of Main Street (Route 34) and Derby Avenue (Route 115). The undated monument and flagpole base, alongside the Naugatuck River and Route 8, features an engraved eagle and dedication on its front (western) face reading, “Dedicated to the […]

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Dave Pelland on December 15th, 2010

Connecticut’s first cemetery for veterans was one of several in the state decorated as part of the Wreaths Across America project. The national project, which started in 1992 with the laying of 5,000 donated wreaths in Arlington National Cemetery, includes 46 cemeteries and war memorials in Connecticut. The veterans’ section in Darien’s Spring Grove Cemetery […]

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Dave Pelland on December 13th, 2010

Chester honors veterans of the conflicts after World War I with monuments in a small park at the intersection of Middlesex Turnpike (Route 154) and Railroad Avenue.

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Dave Pelland on December 10th, 2010

Preston honors service in the Civil War and World War I with a large monument on Jewett City Road (Route 164).

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Dave Pelland on December 8th, 2010

Preston honors American Revolution veterans with a simple monument on a small green. The monument, at the intersection of Shetucket Turnpike (Route 165) and Old Shetucket Turnpike, features an eagle atop a granite pillar. A dedication on the front (west) side of the pillar reads, “In memory of the patriots of Preston who served in […]

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Dave Pelland on December 6th, 2010

New Haven honors veterans of the Spanish-American and Philippine–American wars with a statue of a Marine. The Spanish-American War Monument in Edgewood Park was dedicated in 1926 to honor veterans of that war, the 1902 Philippine Insurrection and 1901-2 China Relief Expedition. The monument depicts a Marine wearing a floppy hat and charging with a […]

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Dave Pelland on December 3rd, 2010

Ledyard honors its Civil War heroes with a granite obelisk outside one of the town’s libraries. The monument was erected in 1873 to honor Ledyard residents killed in the conflict. A dedication on the monument’s front (north) face reads, “In honor of the men of Ledyard who fought for the preservation of the Union in […]

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Dave Pelland on December 1st, 2010

The Gales Ferry section of Ledyard honors war veterans with a small park and monument. Memorial Parklet, at the intersection of Military Highway and Hurlbutt Road, was created in 1920. The park features a granite monument, dedicated in 1956, that features an eagle atop a 7-foot column. A dedication on the monument’s shaft reads, “Dedicated […]

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