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Dave Pelland on December 28th, 2011

Oxford honors veterans and heroes of the two World Wars with monuments on Route 67. Oxford’s undated World War I monument stands near the intersection of Seymour-Southbury Road (Route 67) and Academy Road (Route 42). The boulder monument includes a bronze plaque listing 39 residents who served in the war and honoring two who died […]

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Dave Pelland on December 22nd, 2011

War veterans from the Stony Creek section of Branford are honored with monuments on a small green. The green, at the intersections of Halls Point, Sachem and Thimble Islands roads, features three monuments made from the pink granite for which Stony Creek is well known. The central monument features three Honor Roll plaques on its […]

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Dave Pelland on December 19th, 2011

We first profiled the Soldiers’ Monument on the Guilford green in April of 2009, but last week we noticed that the monument is displaying a wreath for the holiday season. The base of the monument, made from pink granite that was quarried locally, was dedicated in 1877. The gray granite infantryman, supplied from a Massachusetts […]

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Dave Pelland on December 15th, 2011

Warren honors the service of its war veterans with a granite monument on a small green. The Warren Veterans’ Monument bears a dedication on its north face reading, “This memorial stands in honor of all the men and women from the Town of Warren who served our country in times of war.” The undated monument, […]

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Dave Pelland on December 12th, 2011

The fountain on the West Broad Street green in Stratford honors state legislator and attorney Stiles Judson. The fountain, at the west end of the green, features a bronze bust of Judson on its east face above an inscription reading, “Gift to his native town.” The monument’s west face bears a dedication reading, “Stratford honors […]

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Dave Pelland on December 5th, 2011

We’re pleased to announce the publication of Civil War Monuments of Connecticut, a 234-page guidebook highlighting 135 of the state’s Civil War monuments and memorials. Most people who think of New England Civil War monument picture a granite solider standing on a pillar, but Connecticut’s monuments feature considerable design variations. In addition to infantrymen, you […]

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Dave Pelland on December 5th, 2011

New Canaan honors its war veterans with several Honor Roll plaques in the lobby of Town Hall. On the east wall of the first floor hallway, a plaque honors New Canaan’s veterans of the American Revolution, the Mexican-American War, and the Civil War. The American Revolution sections lists about 130 residents. The Mexican-American War section […]

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