Tag Archives: Memorial Day

The Call of Duty

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park - New Haven, CT

Older men declare war.
But it is the youth that must fight and die.

—Herbert Hoover, 1944…

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Have a Blast

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (detail) - New Haven, CT

The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument atop East Rock reaches high into the air.

It’s also highly meaningful, memorializing local casualties of four wars, not just one, including…

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Of This Land

29th Colored Regiment Monument in New Haven

The Connecticut State Seal has three cultivated grape vines on it, each one holding a trio of juicy purple bunches.

“Why grape vines?” you ask, over all the native flora that might seem better suited for the honor. One answer …

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War and Peace

War and Peace

Monday is Memorial Day, and New Haven is packed with memorials year-round. Between 1887 and 1905, three separate monuments were erected to honor the Civil War, and they’re all still standing. There’s the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument atop East Rock …

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