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Bristol World War I Memorial

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, July 7, 2010
1. Bristol World War I Memorial
Inscription.  
This memorial was erected to honor those soldiers from Bristol, Connecticut who lost their lives during World War I. A pin-oak tree has been planted along the Memorial Boulevard, which was donated to the City of Bristol by Albert F. Rockwell, in memoriam for each soldier who made the supreme sacrifice. This commemorative tree was planted on November 11, Veterans Day, 1968
Board of Park Commissioners
Mayor Henry J. Wojtusik, Chairman • Joseph J. Riley, Jr.,Vice Chairman and Superintendent • Edwin N. Decker, Secretary • Herbert L. Kern • Michael W. Bannan, Jr. • Chester G. Merrow • Perry J. Spinelli
 
Erected 1968.
 
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
 
Location. 41° 40.182′ N, 72° 55.91′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is on Memorial Boulevard 0.2 miles east of East Street, on the right when traveling west. Located in Memorial Boulevard Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bristol CT 06010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Bristol World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 7, 2010
2. Bristol World War I Memorial
. Bristol Revolutionary War Plaque (a few steps from this marker); The Hiker (within shouting distance of this marker); The History of Memorial Boulevard (within shouting distance of this marker); Bristol Persian Gulf War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Bristol Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Bristol Vietnam Conflict Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Bristol Korean War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 1985 Bicentennial Time Capsule (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristol.
 
Regarding Bristol World War I Memorial. 50 Pin Oak Trees were planted on May 10, 1922. 25 of these oak trees line each side of Memorial Boulevard in memory of our fallen WW I Veterans. Stone markers, located between the trees, bear the name of the soldiers or sailors who died during WW I. Some were killed in action, others died from the flu and/or accidents. - John (Jack) Denehy, Memorial Military Museum Inc.
 
Bristol World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 7, 2010
3. Bristol World War I Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 24, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,012 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 24, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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