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Dave Pelland on January 27th, 2011

Despite all of the snow in Connecticut, the new P.T. Barnum statue in Bethel shines brightly (thanks to some help)

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Dave Pelland on January 26th, 2011

New Fairfield honors veterans of all wars with a monument on the town green. The New Fairfield Veterans’ Memorial, located on Pembroke Road (Route 37) just north of the intersection with Brush Hill Road (Route 39), was dedicated on September 20, 1997. The monument features two granite tablets, a flagpole and a dozen markers listing […]

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Dave Pelland on January 21st, 2011

Monroe honors World War I veterans from the Stepney section with a monument on the Stepney Green. The undated monument, near the intersection of Main Street (Route 25) and Pepper Street, stands at the northern end of the green. A bronze plaque mounted on a boulder bears the dedication, “In grateful recognition of the valor […]

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Dave Pelland on January 19th, 2011

We’re a bit late on this one, but Bethel dedicated a new statue honoring local son P.T. Barnum in September. The six-foot statue, by local artist Dave Gesualdi, stands along Greenwood Avenue outside the public library. The statue, dedicated to mark the 200th anniversary of Barnum’s 1810 birth in Bethel, depicts Barnum raising his hat […]

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Dave Pelland on January 18th, 2011

East Hampton honors veterans of World War I and earlier conflicts with plaques on a boulder in its historic village center. The undated war memorial, at the intersection of Main Street and Summit Street (Route 196), honors veterans of World War I, the Spanish-American War, the Civil War, the War of 1812 and the American […]

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Dave Pelland on January 14th, 2011

East Lyme honors Civil War veterans with a memorial gateway at the entrance to Union Cemetery on East Pattagansett Road. The memorial gateway features two granite pillars with bronze plaques on their eastern faces listing local Civil War veterans. Both pillars bear a dedication reading, “Smith Gateway. Erected by the late Flora M. Smith in […]

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Dave Pelland on January 12th, 2011

East Lyme’s Civil War veterans are honored with a 1926 monument in the historic Old Stone Church Burial Ground. The cemetery, which was formed in 1719, also has a number of modern markers honoring the graves of residents who served in the French & Indian War, American Revolution, Civil War, and other conflicts. The Civil […]

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Dave Pelland on January 10th, 2011

Niantic honors veterans of the 20th Century’s wars with two monuments on Liberty Green. Liberty Green, in the Niantic section of East Lyme, features a World War I Honor Roll as well as an undated memorial honoring veterans lost in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The World War Honor Roll bears a dedication reading, […]

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Dave Pelland on January 7th, 2011

Deep River honors veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam with honor rolls in a park. Veterans Memorial Green, at the intersection of Main Street (Route 154) and Essex Street, features an allegorical figure representing the United States and an honor roll listing Deep River residents who served in World War II. Panels added […]

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Dave Pelland on January 5th, 2011

Colchester honors the service of its Civil War veterans with an 1875 monument on the town green. The town’s Union monument stands near the northern end of the green, just south of where Main Street (Route 85) meets Hayward Avenue and Lebanon Avenue (Route 16). A dedication on the granite monument’s front (south) face reads, […]

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