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Dave Pelland on November 21st, 2011

A granite tower in the Rockville section of Vernon honors local veterans of all wars. The War Memorial Tower, in Rockville’s Henry Park, stands at the summit of Fox Hill. The tower site includes a large plaza with a dedication plaque reading, “Memorial to the Veterans of Our Wars. Constructed by Works Progress Administration. Sponsored […]

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Dave Pelland on October 31st, 2011

A brownstone monument in the Talcottville section of Vernon honors eight local residents who died during Civil War service. The monument, in Mount Hope Cemetery, was dedicated in 1869 and restored in 2008. The monument stands on a hill near the cemetery’s Elm Hill Road entrance. The base of the monument’s front (south) face bears […]

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Dave Pelland on August 9th, 2011

Vernon honors its veterans with a memorial hall and several monuments in the heart of its Rockville section. Construction began for Memorial Hall in 1889, and the building was finished a year later. The building originally contained a meeting hall for the local Grand Army of the Republic chapter, a courtroom and municipal offices. Today, […]

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