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Dave Pelland on June 22nd, 2011

Westport honors the veterans of the 20th Century Wars with a collection of monuments on a downtown green. Veteran’s Memorial Green, between Main Street and Myrtle Avenue, includes monuments honoring the service of local residents in the two World wars, Korea and Vietnam. The World War I monument features a bronze Doughboy atop a granite […]

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Dave Pelland on June 16th, 2011

Norwalk honors its Civil War veterans with a monument in Riverside Cemetery. The Soldiers’ Monument, dedicated in 1889, features a granite base in the middle of a plot reserved for local veterans. A dedication on the monument’s east face reads, “In honor of our dead comrades who fought to save the Union in the War […]

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Dave Pelland on June 14th, 2011

New Preston honors its Civil War veterans with a monument in New Preston Village Cemetery. The undated monument stands near the Baldwin Hill Road entrance to the cemetery, which is in the New Preston section of Washington. A dedication on the monument’s east face reads, “A memorial to the soldiers who served faithfully and honorably […]

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Dave Pelland on June 9th, 2011

The grave of American Revolution hero Col. William Ledyard is marked with a granite obelisk in the Groton cemetery that bears his name. The monument honoring Ledyard was erected in 1854 next to the original slate gravestone, which had been damaged by souvenir hunters following the colonel’s death during the 1781 Battle of Groton Heights […]

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Dave Pelland on June 3rd, 2011

Local residents killed and wounded during the American Revolution’s Battle of Groton Heights are honored with a large granite obelisk near the site of Fort  Griswold. The Groton Battle Monument, dedicated in 1830, honors the more than 80 men killed defending the fort during a British raid on September 6, 1781. A dedication above the […]

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