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Danbury World War II Memorial

 
 
In Memory of All Danbury World War II Veterans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 17, 2009
1. In Memory of All Danbury World War II Veterans Marker
Inscription.
In Memory of All Danbury
World War II Veterans

This memorial is in honor of all of World War II Veterans who were involved in the fight for the freedom of America and the free world.

Whether they fought in the Pacific or European theater, they face a resolute and often brutal enemy; yet they possessed the inner strength and courage that kept them going on the beaches at Normandy, in the deserts of North Africa and on the islands of the South Pacific.

The actions of those who were called to duty were probably best described by the words of Admiral Nimitz: “Uncommon valor was a common virtue.”

The names that appear in this memorial garden made the ultimate sacrifice.

[ Names inscribed on the granite columns in the memorial garden. ]
Eric Allen Jr. • Stanley J. Balazy • Alexander Baran • Richard M. Bassett • Richard F. Baur • Edward Belorit • Kenneth R. Berggren • Arthur Bloomberg • Joseph P. Bradley • Thomas E. Brady • Joseph F. Breznicky • Malcolm A. Carrara • William J. Casazza • Joseph F. Cassidy • Chester J. Chelso • Rinaldo Chiavuzzi • Edgar P. Coury • Thomas D. Critelli • Thomas F. Davenport • Henry W. Davis • Robert A. Davis • Domenick Degrazia • Thomas S. Dunn • Andrew R. Durkin • Vincent Fafioly • Richard P. Finaldi • Francis J. Gaffney
The Marker and Flagpole image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 24, 2009
2. The Marker and Flagpole
• George R. Garavel • Joseph F. Garavel Jr. • George A. Gerstenmaier • Frederick R. Gervasoni • James F. Gould • Charles Hajj • Ludwig A. Halas • Samuel Hamad • Andrew D. Hliva • John Holick • Joseph C. Hubbard • Nicholasa A. Hugyo • Chester E. Jednack • Frank E. Johnson • Stephen Jurik • Frederick W. Kane • William J. Kasperwicz • Emil Katrenick • Francis S. Kellogg • Phillip E. Kelly • Robert J. Kent • Andrew A. Koperno • Stephen W. Kosack • Arthur H. Koslow • Sidney M. Kotok • John Krizan Jr. • Archibald L. Lake • Eugene A. Lamy • Elmer F. Lauf • Angelo M. Lavelle • Emil R. Leblanc • John M. Leonard • Vincent A. Light • Nelson R. Linster • Adolf M. Loorman • Fred G. Macdonald • Frank R. Machado • William T. Mccarthy • Harold E. Mcfarland • Edward P. Mcgee • Robert J. Mcnamara • Joseph E. Mead • Moses G. Michael Jr. • Michael W. Mockovak • John F. Mooney • James N. Nash • Leo Null • Luther M. Onerheim • Anthony G. Palermo • John S. Pearl • Stephen Plisko • Robert Pollick • Anthony R. Ragaini • Vernon W. Rydell • Donald F. Schmeltz • Charles O. Schnell • Robert L. Shea • Joseph Silver • Fred G. Simon • George H. Smith • Vernon W. Smith • Sidney C. Spencer • John A. Stavola • Peter Stec • Benjamin Steinfeld • William R. Stolzenberg • C. Walter Strait • Ray G. Thieman • Walter C. Tilford • Fred M. Underhill • Vincent J. Vigna • Harry M. Waldron • Charles T. Ward • William H. Waterbury
The Monument in the Garden in Rogers Park image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 17, 2009
3. The Monument in the Garden in Rogers Park
Some of the granite columns with the names of those who gave their lives are seen around the monument and flagpole.
• Edward J. Waytaszik • Leroy H. Wilkins • Robert L. Williams • Leo A. Wixted • Willis A. Woodin • John F. Zimmermann • Stephen Zotos
 
Location. 41° 22.966′ N, 73° 26.461′ W. Marker is in Danbury, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is on Memorial Drive 0.1 miles south of Lions Way, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in Rogers Park. Marker is in this post office area: Danbury CT 06810, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Danbury Veterans Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Danbury Area Korean War Memorial (approx. Ό mile away); Danbury Area Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Historic Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (approx. half a mile away); John W. Leahy (approx. half a mile away); Danbury During the Revolutionary War (approx. half a mile away); Danbury 9-11 Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Danbury.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
The plaques on the stone behind the flagpole image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 24, 2009
4. The plaques on the stone behind the flagpole
Rose Garden
Rededicated August 9th, 1998, as a continuing
remembrance to our Veterans who gave their lives
in the service of their country.
The Veterans Council
The City of Danbury

U.S. Marine Corps League
In Memory of
All the Marines who died in
World War II

Donated by
Lee Hat Makers Association
in memory of
All the Men

Given by
Gunther Herfort
and Patrons of Yankee Doodle
in memory of
All the Boys

Eigth Company Association, A.C.C.N.G.
in memory of
All the Danbury Boys who died in
World War II

Donated by
Mr. Cephas B. Rogers
For whom this park is named
in tribute to those men who gave
their lives in World War II
Memorial Rose Garden Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, October 17, 2009
5. Memorial Rose Garden Plaque
Memorial Rose Garden
Donated by
The Committee of 100 Women
To the Danbury Men
Who Gave Their Lives in
World War II
August 25, 1946
Another Monument in Rogers Park image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 24, 2009
6. Another Monument in Rogers Park
To Recognize and Honor
All Who Sacrificed Their
Lives in the United States
Armed Forces During the
Wars and Military Actions
Erected as Part of
Danbury’s Tricentennial
by
Mayor James E. Dyer
and the
Danbury Common Council
1985
Danbury Veterans Council
In Commemoration
Of All Veterans Who Served
In Any Branch of Service
of the
United States of America
During Any War
Danbury Veterans Council
May 30, 1962
 
 
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