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Dave Pelland on September 17th, 2012

150 years ago, members of four Connecticut regiments, many of them in their first Civil War fighting, were among the 23,000 who lost their lives during the Battle of Antietam. Today, we visit the archives to honor the state residents who fought in these Maryland cornfields and helped turn the tide toward reuniting the […]

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Dave Pelland on June 11th, 2012

A plaque on Torrington’s Main Street marks the location of a pin oak tree planted in 1902 to honor the convention that considered revisions to Connecticut’s state constitution. Torrington’s Consitition Oak stands across Main Street from the Hotchkiss-Fyler House, which now serves as a Museum and the headquarters for Torrington’s historical society. The plaque at […]

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Dave Pelland on May 28th, 2012

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Dave Pelland on April 24th, 2012

Jim Thorpe is buried in an eastern Pennsylvania town that changed its name and built a monument honoring the famous athlete to attract tourists. The Jim Thorpe Memorial site is on North Street (Route 93) in Jim Thorpe, PA. The site features a red marble memorial with his name and a quote from Sweden’s King […]

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Dave Pelland on March 24th, 2012

Update: We’ve published Faith and Freedom: The National Monument to the Forefathers, a book describing this magnificent monument in more detail. Learn more.   With a recent movie creating interest in the National Monument to the Forefathers in Plymouth, Mass., we put together a quick video slideshow to highlight the monument. Our original post, with […]

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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 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 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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