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Dave Pelland on May 10th, 2013

Stafford honors veterans of the nation’s 20th century wars with monuments in a small park on West Main Street. The Wall of Honor in Stafford’s Olympic Park, dedicated in 2005, features three granite memorials bearing bronze plaques as well as a large World War II cannon. The central memorial lists the names of six Stafford […]

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Dave Pelland on April 15th, 2013

Stafford Springs honors its Civil War veterans with a large cannon in Stafford Springs Cemetery on Monson Road (Route 32). The cannon, dedicated in 1897, bears an inscription on its south (left) face reading, “A tribute to the patriotism of the men who went to the defence of the country from Stafford in the War […]

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Dave Pelland on May 17th, 2010

Stafford honors its Civil War veterans with a 1924 monument in its downtown Hyde Park. The Soldiers’ Monument in the Stafford Springs section of town features a bronze statue on its front (east) face, and is topped by a bronze eagle. The design reflects its relatively late dedication nearly 80 years after the end of […]

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