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Meridien World War Memorialloupe
Broad and E. Main Streets
Meridien
CT
USA
06450

This World War I Memorial was dedicated on November 8, 1930 to the citizens of Meridien who died in World War I. It consists of a bronze eagle with the laurels of victory in its talons, sitting atop a shaft of Vermont granite, 50 feet high. There are four bronze figures, a soldier holding a rifle, a sailor holding a rifle, a nurse, and a marine with a rifle. A later plaque was added with the roll of honor of the names of those from Meridien who died during World War II.

 
War Memorial - East Canaanloupe
Lower Road and SR 44
East Canaan
CT
USA
06024

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:

THIS MEMORIAL
WAS ERECTED BY THE
CITIZENS & FRIENDS
OF
EAST CANAAN CONN
1928

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
THEIR COUNTRY
*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

 
Veterans Memorial - Norwalkloupe
Seaview Ave between Washington St and Osborne Ave
Norwalk
CT
USA
06855

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.

 
World War I Memorial - Old Saybrookloupe
263 Main St
Old Saybrook
CT
USA
06475

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.

 

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