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Dave Pelland on December 15th, 2010

Connecticut’s first cemetery for veterans was one of several in the state decorated as part of the Wreaths Across America project. The national project, which started in 1992 with the laying of 5,000 donated wreaths in Arlington National Cemetery, includes 46 cemeteries and war memorials in Connecticut. The veterans’ section in Darien’s Spring Grove Cemetery […]

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Dave Pelland on March 30th, 2010

The Darien police and a local VFW post are raising money to restore the 1936 memorial flagpole honoring veterans in Spring Grove Cemetery. The memorial flagpole, which we visited a little over a year ago, was designed by sculptor Karl Lang, who was also responsible for the Timothy Ahern memorial statue in New Haven. According […]

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Dave Pelland on March 20th, 2009

A four-sided sculpture at the base of a flagpole in the center of the Veterans’ Cemetery next to Darien’s Spring Grove Cemetery honors 2,184 veterans from Connecticut and several other states. Many of the veterans buried in the cemetery lived at the nearby Fitch Home for Veterans and Their Orphans, which was the first such […]

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