“In memory of the soldiers from Swanton, who laid down their lives in the civil war of 1861, the town, in accordance with the decision of a large majority of voters in town-meeting assembled, have erected a beautiful monument at a cost of about $2,000. The original appropriation was $1,500, and Hon. William H. Blake,Continue reading “Swanton War Memorial”
The Salisbury Veterans’ Park is a war memorial, which commemorates those who served in American wars and conflicts. The wars span from the Revolutionary War to the “Lebanon/Grenada/Panama Conflicts”. The Park opened in 2007 and is a product of the Salisbury Historical Society.
From the granite markers: “In honor of the men and women of Sheldon, Vermont who served their country in uniform. Dedicated to this who gave their lives in defense of our country. Past, Present & Future.”
“The figure atop the Soldiers Monument represents a Colonial era officer, but the Monument was meant to honor all veterans from Manchester. Dedicated in 1905, the base and figure were carved at Fullerton’s Marble and Granite Works in Manchester Depot, but, according to the Manchester Historical Society’s curator, Shawn Harrington, “We have no proof positiveContinue reading “Manchester War Memorial”
Today is Memorial Day here in the United States. It is the day we honor those who died while serving in the Armed Forces. Some history: “Memorial Day was originally called “Decoration Day.” In 1869, the head of an organization of Union veterans, Maj. Gen. John A. Logan, established Decoration Day as a way forContinue reading “Shoreham War Memorial”
Please help me honor those men who lived in Addison, Vermont, and who died for our country. They are forever immortalized on the bronze plaques attached to the War Memorial in the Town Square at the Four Corners in Addison, Vermont. What is a “war memorial” you may be asking. It could be some typeContinue reading “Addison War Memorial”