fbpx
African American Soldiers 1 Riveters African American Officers doughboys with mules Mule Rearing gas masks pilots in dress uniforms The pilots

Maps

 

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.

 
Pictures gallery    Display the map      
War Memorial - Plymouthloupe
Baldwin Park
Plymouth
CT
USA
06786

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.”

 
Pictures gallery    Display the map      
World War Memorial Plaquesloupe
Putnam Memorial Bridge
Putnam
CT
USA
06109

There are several plaques on the Putnam Memorial Bridge, spanning the Quinnebaug River, honoring the Connecticut citizens who served in World War I. On each of the north and south bridge parapets were a set of three plaques, a large central one with an eagle over a scene of infantrymen moving toward a center state seal, and two smaller flanking ones depicting air and sea battles.  The two smaller plaques are missing from the north end of the bridge.

 
War Memorial Monument - Ridgefieldloupe
207 Main St
Ridegfield
CT
USA
06877

This is a large rectangular box-shaped stone slab, perhaps made of limestone. It is mounted on a plinth, and has bronze plaques depicting images of cannon and flags with inscriptions honoring the citizens of Ridgefield who served in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Spanish-American War, and World War I.  It was dedicated on July 4, 1925.

 
Pictures gallery    Display the map      
Veterans Monument - Stamfordloupe
across from 129 Atlantic Street
Stamford
CT
USA
06901

A life-sized bronze statue of a soldier stands on a multi-stage granite base with four large upright rectangular slabs standing on the edge of a stone-paved circular plaza.  On the base is an incised image of a flame burning in a lamp dish.  It is inscribed: “Lest we forget. Within this pedestal is placed a time capsule recording for all time those residents of Stamford who responded to the call, some giving their lives, while serving in our past wars. In future wars, should we be called again, the people of Stamford pledge to preserve and perpetuate this expression of gratitude for such sacrifice.” On two of the slabs are bas-relief carvings: "Freedom from Want" showing two life-sized women, above a dedication reading, “To those who gave their lives in our country’s wars. They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn in the glory of their youth. We will remember them. Erected by the citizens of Stamford, Connecticut”, and "Freedom from Fear" with a woman and a young boy (see pictures gallery).

 
Pictures gallery    Display the map      
Torrington War Memorialloupe
Coe Park
Torrington
CT
USA
06790

Near the center of Coe Park is a large flagpole with a six-sided base that honors veterans from conflicts including World War I, World War II, the Civil War, the American Revolution, the Spanish-American War, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Veterans of World War I are listed, while the other wars are honored with more generic descriptions. A plaque also singles out local Italian-American veterans for recognition.

 
Waterbury Veterans Memorialloupe
144 W Main St
Waterbury
CT
USA
06702

This Memorial was designed by Louis R. Fucito and dedicated in 1958 as a tribute to those who fought in wars from the Revolutionary to Vietnam.  It consists of a square granite block out of which rise four hexagonal granite shafts, producing an abstract memorial.  Connecting bands are formed with Armed Forces emblems. Two are incised with the stars and stripes shield, topped by an eagle.  

 
Pictures gallery    Display the map      
St. Albans WWI Monumentloupe
Saint Albans City
VT
USA
05478

The project to erect a Viquesney Spirit of the American Doughboy monument in Taylor Park in St. Albans began in late 1922 or early 1923. Various committees worked to raise funds under the overall direction of former Vermont Governor E. C. Smith. The executive committee was comprised of Fuller C. Smith, chairman; N. N. Atwood, treasurer; Harry Walker, Secretary; Steven S. Cushing; W. H. Finn; J. J. Thompson; E. R; Thibault; G. R. White; and George Grossman. American Legion Green Mountain Post No. 1, under Post Commander Donald L. McCrary, provided enthusiastic support. Most religious, fraternal, civic and social organizations were also involved.

 

The estimated cost was $5,000. A drive to raise the funds began in July 1923 and a committee of 100 volunteers promised to call upon every one of the 2,200 households to request donations, hoping that the $5,000 could be raised in a single day, August 14. The St. Albans Messenger had almost daily articles for two weeks in advance and letters were addressed to every household to alert the residents. The committee promised to place the names of the solicitors and every donor on a list to be deposited in the base of the monument. (Presumably, this was done.) The drive was a success and most of the required funds were raised on the appointed day.

 

The Doughboy monument, on a ten-foot pedestal of Barre granite, was dedicated at 3:00 p. m. on November 11, 1923, in a ceremony preceded by a parade organized by WWI veteran, Captain C. E. Pell, Grand Marshall. The parade was lead by the St. Albans Brigade band, which was followed by state and local officials, community organization members, survivors of past wars, and contributing sponsors.

 

Major S. S. Watson, senior St. Albans WWI military officer, was in charge of the dedication ceremony. An invocation by the Legion Post Chaplain, Stanley C. Cummings, was followed by an unveiling by J. G. Moore, a Civil War veteran and Commander of the A. R. Hurlbut Post, Grand Army of the Republic. The bronze plaque on the side of the monument was also uncovered.


Following the unveiling, the St. Albans Glee Club sang "The Soldiers Farewell." Charles E. Barber, Commander of the American Legion Department of Vermont then spoke. He was followed by Mayor F. A. Collins, who accepted the monument on behalf of the city. Congressman John Q Tilson of Massachusetts, a member of the U. S. House of Representatives Military Affairs Committee and a veteran of the Spanish-American War on the Mexican Border Campaign, delivered the main address of the day. The ceremony closed with a benediction by Chaplain Cummings followed by a rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner" by the St. Albans Brigade Band.

Each year, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the Green Mountain American Legion Post No. 1 holds a ceremony at the Taylor Park site of the Doughboy.

 
Pictures gallery    Display the map      
West Haven War Memorialloupe
355 Main St
West Haven
CT
USA
06516

This memorial was sculpted by Anton Schaaf and was dedicated on November 11, 1928. It is a full length bronze figure of a World War I soldier, dressed in uniform and holding his rifle barrel in his left hand. In his right hand is his helmet, raised high to the air.  On the granite base is a bronze plaque which depicts the seal of the U.S. encircled by a laurel wreath.  Beneath the seal are the images of eight men, four in uniform and four civilians, with one from each shaking hands.

 
Pictures gallery    Display the map      
World War I Monument - Westportloupe
119 Myrtle St
Westport
CT
USA
06880

This bronze statue was dedicated on November 9, 1930 on Old Post Road and relocated here in 1987.  It is a bronze figure of a World War I soldier standing at ease.  It was sculpted by J. Clinton Shepherd to honor the enlisted men and nurses from Westport who served in World War I.  A bronze shield on the south face reads, “Dedicated to the citizens of Westport who served in the World War. Erected Nov. 11, 1930.”  Plaques on the west and east sides of the monument’s base list Westport residents who served in the conflict, with the west plaque honoring seven residents who were killed, and the east plaque honoring seven who served as nurses.

 
Pictures gallery    Display the map      
Swanton World War I Memorialloupe
Swanton World War I Memorial
Swanton
VT
USA
05488

Cast bronze statue by Mose Sawyer (J. W. Fiske Iron Works, founder) on a fieldstone base.

 
Pictures gallery    Display the map      
Hygeia - World War I Memorialloupe
Pittsburgh
PA
USA
15217
Giuseppe Moretti
Sculpture is entitled Hygeia by sculptor Giuseppe Moretti. Created in 1922, and dedicated to medical personnel in the war.
 
Pictures gallery    Display the map      
World War I Memorial Parkloupe
Pittsburgh
PA
USA
15201

"In memoriam of those who fought and died in World War I that freedom may live."

Erected by the Soldiers and Sailors Welfare Association of the Ninth Ward.

 
Pictures gallery    Display the map      
Memorial Towerloupe
Baton Rouge
LA
USA
70802

Memorial Tower, or the Campanile as it is sometimes called, is a 175-foot clock tower in the center of Louisiana State University's campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Erected in 1923 and officially dedicated in 1926, it stands as a memorial to Louisianans who died in World War I.

Upon entering the tower, visitors find the rotunda of bronze plaques bearing the names of 1,447 fallen Louisiana World War I soldiers to whom the tower is dedicated. The inside of the tower is also home to a military museum.

 
Pictures gallery    Display the map      
Memorial Oak Groveloupe
Baton Rouge
LA
USA
70802

The Memorial Oak Grove was dedicated on March 12, 1926 to honor the 30 LSU men who lost their lives in the war. Thirty-one live oak trees were planted, one for each of the fallen and one for an unknown soldier, as a living reminder of their sacrifice and service to the country.

Plans have been in the works to improve the landscaping and to provide an educational component to tell the story of those who are memorialized, the grove itself, and the war.

 
Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditoriumloupe
Shreveport
LA
USA
71101
 
St. Martin's Roman Catholic Church WWI Memorial Plaqueloupe
Baltimore
MD
USA
21223

Memorial plaque dedicated to all the congregants from Baltimore's St. Martin's Roman Catholic Church who served during WWI.

 
Pictures gallery    Display the map      
World War Memorial Stadiumloupe
Greensboro
NC
USA
27405

Opened in 1926, World War Memorial Stadium has been the home of minor league and college baseball in Greensboro up until the 2000s. NC A&T University's baseball team still uses it. The stadium was dedicated on Armistice Day, November 11, 1926.

The stadium made a cameo appearance in the 1988 film "Bull Durham." 

 

"Pershing" Donors

$5 Million +


Founding Sponsor
PritzkerMML Logo


Starr Foundation Logo


The Lilly Endowment