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Dave Pelland on November 23rd, 2010

Suffield honors its veterans with a five-sided granite monument incorporating plaques from an earlier memorial.

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Dave Pelland on October 15th, 2010

Barkhamsted’s Soldier’s Monument, located near the intersection of Pleasant Valley Road (Route 318) and Beach Rock Road, was first dedicated in 1897 to honor veterans of the American Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War and the Civil War.

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Dave Pelland on May 14th, 2010

Concord, Mass., honors its war heroes with a collection of monuments on the town green. The first and largest memorial on Monument Square is the 30-foot granite obelisk honoring Concord residents killed in the Civil War.  A dedication plaque on the monument’s west face reads, “The Town of Concord builds this monument in honor of […]

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Dave Pelland on April 23rd, 2010

Southington’s Civil War veterans are honored with an 1880 monument in the center of the town green. The granite Soldiers’ Monument depicts a clean-shaven Civil War soldier standing with a rifle. A relatively simple dedication on the front (east) face reads, “The defenders of our Union. 1861-1865.” The east face also features an intricate carving […]

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Dave Pelland on April 19th, 2010

Berlin honors local war veterans with a collection of memorials on Worthington Ridge. The monument site is dominated by a 1920 obelisk topped by a large eagle. A dedication on the east side of the obelisk’s base reads, “Erected by the town of Berlin in honor of her patriotic men and women who served their […]

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Dave Pelland on February 3rd, 2010

Hartford’s Spanish-American War veterans are honored with an allegorical monument in the city’s Bushnell Park. The Spirit of Victory monument, near the intersection of Elm and Trinity streets, features a winged figure standing atop the bow of a ship with an eagle figurehead that we assume represents the United States. Victory stands with a torch […]

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