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Dave Pelland on April 15th, 2011

Connecticut honors law enforcement officers lost in the line of duty with a monument in Meriden. The Connecticut Law Enforcement Memorial, on the grounds of the state’s police academy on Preston Drive, honors 135 officers, dating back to 1855, who have been killed on duty. A black granite obelisk in the center of the memorial […]

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Dave Pelland on October 9th, 2009

Meriden boasts an impressive collection of military monuments along a nearly quarter-mile stretch of Broad Street (Rte. 5). The largest of the monuments, near the intersection of Broad Street and East Main Street, is the city’s 1930 World War Monument. The monument, by Italian sculptor Aristide Berto Cianfarani, features four figures (representing infantry soldiers, marines, […]

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Dave Pelland on September 23rd, 2009

A tall granite obelisk topped by an infantry soldier honors the service of Meriden’s Civil War heroes. The monument, outside City Hall at the triangular intersection of East Main Street (Rte. 66) and Liberty Street, was dedicated in 1873. A dedication at the base of the front (west) face reads, “To the memory of our […]

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