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Dave Pelland on June 16th, 2011

Norwalk honors its Civil War veterans with a monument in Riverside Cemetery. The Soldiers’ Monument, dedicated in 1889, features a granite base in the middle of a plot reserved for local veterans. A dedication on the monument’s east face reads, “In honor of our dead comrades who fought to save the Union in the War […]

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Dave Pelland on June 9th, 2009

On Sunday afternoon, Norwalk returned an 1878 French cannon to the top of the World War monument on the city’s green. The cannon, which had been captured by German forces in World War I and recaptured by the French, was presented as a gift to the city of Norwalk in 1921. The cannon stood atop […]

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Dave Pelland on March 27th, 2009

 A granite monument to the Norwalk soldiers who fought and died in the first World War sits on the Norwalk Green, near the intersection of East Avenue and Park Street.  The monument, first dedicated in 1921, consists of five granite slabs mounted in a rectangular shape. The front (south) face bears the dedication “This monument […]

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Dave Pelland on March 25th, 2009

The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in South Norwalk stands in a small park near the intersection of West Washington Street and Martin Luther King Drive.  The granite monument, dedicated in 1900, depicts a caped infantry soldier, facing southeast, who is holding the barrel of a rifle. He stands atop a round column engraved with a […]

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