The East Canaan Veterans Memorial is a 6.5' high field-stone triple exedra topped by a bell. The monument rests on a circular concrete base with a walkway that leads southwest to the monument from the direction of Route 44.
A marble plaque on the northeast exedra face is inscribed:
WAS ERECTED BY THE
CITIZENS & FRIENDS
EAST CANAAN CONN
A marble plaque on the southwest exedra face has the starting dates of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish American War and is inscribed:
IN MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO DEFENDED
*1776* – *1812*
*1865* - *1898*
A marble plaque on the southeast exedra face has the dates of World War I and is inscribed:
IN MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO ANSWERED
THEIR COUNTRY'S CALL
1917 – 1918
Harry Marinsky sculpted this group of bronze abstract, helmeted military figures, two men and two women, ascending a flight of loosely spiraled, broken white granite steps. The highest one holds an American flag and others have their arms raised with fingers spread, reaching. This memorial was dedicated on May 30, 1966 to honor veterans of all American wars. At the time, it was the largest (19 feet tall) bronze monument in CT.
There are three monuments in front of Old Saybrook's OldTown Hall that honor the veterans of the 20th century’s wars. A 1926 boulder monument, topped by a bronze eagle, honors the service of World War I veterans. It bears a dedication on its front (west) face reading “In memory of Old Saybrook’s sons who served". The east face of the monument has a plaque with two columns of names listing local veterans, organized by service branches: Army (48 names); Navy (18); Aviation (9); and Motor Transport (2) . Near the World War I monument, a granite monument dedicated in 1961 honors local war heroes (see pictures gallery). A dedication near the top of the monument reads, “Erected by the citizens of Old Saybrook in memory of her sons who died at war.” Beneath that dedication, the monument lists heroes and the wars in which they were lost. One person is listed for World War I, 15 for World War II, two for Korea, and one for Vietnam. A polished granite monument in front of three flagpoles bears the POW-MIA logo. An eternal flame flickers in front of the POW-MIA monument.
The Plymouth Veterans’ Monument, near the intersection of Main Street (Route 6) and North Main Street, features a monument honoring the two World Wars and Korea, as well as a separate monument commemorating the Vietnam War. Beneath a dedication, a plaque lists the names of eight residents killed in World War I, 25 killed in World War II and two killed in Korea. On the left and right sides of the monument, plaques list approximately 200 World War I veterans and about 700 residents who served in World War II. To the immediate left of the Veteran’s Monument, a granite monument honors residents who served in the Vietnam War. A short walk northeast of the monument, a bronze plaque on a large boulder honors veterans of the two World Wars. The plaque, mounted on the boulder’s southeast face, reads, “Dedicated to the loyal sons and daughters of Plymouth, Connecticut, who served their country during World Wars I and II. Erected through the generosity of Judge Andrew W. Granniss 1953.”