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Deep River in Middlesex County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Columbia

Deep River Roll of Honor

 
 
Columbia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 4, 2013
1. Columbia Marker
Inscription. Columbia, painted by C.D. Batchelor, Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, was dedicated by Gov. Raymond Baldwin in Nov. 1943 on the library grounds. By 1969 weather-time had caused decay in the wooden frame. A committee was formed to relocate and reset Columbia. The site known as Library Park was changed to Veterans Memorial Park. In 1970 the movement and resetting, in brick, was completed.
In 1985 a new committee was organized to add wings to honor Deep River residents who served during the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. On 11 Nov. 1990 Columbia was rededicated by The Adjutant General of Connecticut.

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The curbstones were originally installed on Kirtland St. almost 100 years ago. The 15 white marble bricks represent the 15 men who lost their lives in World War II and Vietnam.
Committee members: Alice Johnson, Nell Johnson, Richard Johnson, John Hulteen, Joseph Miezejeski, Raymond Mozzochi, Edmund Negrelli, Robert Stalsburg, Cliff Taber, Robert Tower, Chairman. The folowing died while serving on the committee, Harry Suozzo, David Johnson and Larry Graves.
In 1994 the name was changed to Veterans Memorial Green.

 
Erected 1994 by Veterans Memorial Green Committee, Deep River Historical Society, Deep River American Legion Post No. 61.
 
Location.
Columbia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 4, 2013
2. Columbia Marker
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41° 23.007′ N, 72° 26.098′ W. Marker is in Deep River, Connecticut, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Connecticut Route 154) and Lafayette Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Located on Veterans Memorial Green. Marker is in this post office area: Deep River CT 06417, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memoriam (within shouting distance of this marker); Deep River Roll Of Honor - World War I (within shouting distance of this marker); Deep River Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Lane (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); We Honor the Elephant (about 600 feet away); Piano Works (approx. half a mile away); The Underground Railroad (approx. mile away); Chester World War I Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Deep River.
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World II
 
Columbia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 4, 2013
3. Columbia Marker
Columbia and the Deep River Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 4, 2013
4. Columbia and the Deep River Veterans Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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