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East Canaan Veterans Memorial - East Canaan, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 00.810 W 073° 17.044
18T E 642081 N 4652699
Quick Description: The East Canaan Veterans Memorial is located at the intersection of Route 44, East Canaan Road, and Lower Road in East Canaan, CT
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 3/18/2013 3:24:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMGM3G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dejf75
Views: 5

Long Description:

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 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

Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
Referred to by date: Revolutionary War War of 1812 Civil War Spanish American War World War I


In Honor Of: In Memory of Those Who Defended Their Country / Answered Their Country's Call

Marker Text:
See long description


Date of dedication: 1928

Who Put it Here?: Citizens and Friends of East Canaan

Description of Memorial:
The East Canaan Memorial is easily visible in an open area on the south side of Route 44. The memorial is interesting for combining marble, field-stone and a bell into a triple exedra. The wars are not identified by their names but instead only by their dates.


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