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Dave Pelland on January 31st, 2012

Eight Hartford Distributors Inc. workers killed in a 2010 shooting attack are honored with a memorial on the company’s grounds. The eight HDI workers were killed by a co-worker on August 3, 2010, and were honored in 2011 with a memorial dedicated on the one-year anniversary of the incident. Eight stainless steel blocks stand in […]

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Dave Pelland on January 23rd, 2012

Roxbury native and American Revolution hero Seth Warner is honored with a monument at his burial site on the town green. The monument, an obelisk dedicated in 1859, marks the final resting place of Warner, who participated in a number of military victories against British forces in New York and Vermont. An inscription on the […]

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Dave Pelland on January 16th, 2012

Coventry honors veterans of several wars with monuments on the town’s historic green. Veterans Memorial Green, along Lake, High and Cross streets, is a former militia ground used for training during the American Revolution, War of 1812 and the Civil War. Today, the green features six monuments, and ground has been broken for a statue […]

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Dave Pelland on January 13th, 2012

The Valley Community Foundation announced yesterday it would match up to $6,000 in donations to replace memorial plaques stolen in Derby, Ansonia and Shelton. Details at the Valley Independent Sentinel. Well done.    

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Dave Pelland on January 9th, 2012

The Connecticut Vietnam Memorial, on Coventry’s Veterans’ Memorial Green, was dedicated in May of 2008 to honor the 612 state residents who died during the Vietnam War. The memorial, near the intersection of Lake and Cross streets, features four black granite panels, with the center two panels listing the names of the state’s Vietnam heroes. […]

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Dave Pelland on January 6th, 2012

Naugatuck honors its Civil War veterans with a monument on the town green. The monument, which we first visited in 2009, was dedicated in 1885. Its east face bears a dedication from the people of Naugatuck “In honor of her sons who fought to maintain the Union 1861-1865.” The monument in the right background of […]

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