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Dave Pelland on July 28th, 2011

Connecticut employees killed or injured in workplace accidents are honored with a memorial in Hartford’s Bushnell Park. The Workers’ Memorial, in a small plaza along the west side of Trinity Street, was dedicated in 2010. A curved wall features a small bench, and an inscription on a medallion in the plaza bears a quote from […]

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Dave Pelland on July 26th, 2011

The Rowayton section of Norwalk honors local veterans with a Civil War cannon mounted at the intersection of Rowayton and Wilson avenues. The memorial gun, a 100-pounder Parrott rifle, was dedicated in 1901 to honor local Civil War veterans. A dedication engraved on the front (north) face of the monument’s base reads, “Memorial gun. Reminding […]

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Dave Pelland on July 22nd, 2011

Today we continue our look at the monuments along Bristol’s Memorial Boulevard. The newest Memorial Boulevard monument was dedicated in 2011 to honor Bristol’s Civil War veterans. Bristol dedicated a brownstone Civil War monument in 1866 in the city’s West Cemetery (one of the earliest in the state), and added a the Memorial Boulevard monument […]

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Dave Pelland on July 19th, 2011

Bristol honors its war heroes and veterans with a collection of monuments along a tree-lined avenue and park. Bristol’s Memorial Boulevard was dedicated in 1921 to honor the city’s World War I veterans. Over the years, the collection of monuments has grown to honor the service of Bristol’s veterans as well as the sacrifice of […]

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Dave Pelland on July 14th, 2011

Stamford honors its veterans with a collection of monuments in a downtown plaza dedicated in 1977. Veterans Park, near the intersection of Main and Atlantic streets, features a bronze Doughboy figure, several large granite slabs, a statue of Abraham Lincoln, and a monument honoring the founders of Stamford. The central figure in the plaza is […]

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Dave Pelland on July 13th, 2011

Thanks to reader Brian Festa, we’re taking another look at the War Memorial on the Town Green in Windsor. The Windsor War Memorial, dedicated in 1929, was created by noted sculptor and Windsor resident Evelyn Beatrice Longman. The monument features a five-foot bronze eagle atop a stone cairn. The monument’s front (west) face includes a […]

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Dave Pelland on July 12th, 2011

Plainville honors local veterans with several monuments in a downtown park established in 1945. Plainville’s Civil War veterans are honored with the Defenders of the Flag Monument, which was dedicated in 1913. The granite monument features a standard-bearer atop a granite monument inscribed on its front (northwest) face with the simple dedication, “In memory of […]

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Dave Pelland on July 8th, 2011

New Canaan honors its war heroes with a large Celtic cross on an historic green. The Wayside Cross, at the intersection of Main and Park streets, stands on a corner of the triangular green, surrounded by three churches, known as “God’s Acre.” The Wayside Cross, dedicated in 1923, features allegorical scenes representing the American Revolution, […]

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Dave Pelland on July 5th, 2011

Connecticut honors Civil War veterans held in Confederate prisoner of war camps with a statue on the grounds of the state capitol.

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