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Newtown in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Newtown Veterans Memorial

 
 
Newtown Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 28, 2009
1. Newtown Veterans Memorial
Inscription.
Newtown Remembers
With Grateful Prayers And
Solemn Vows Her Sacred Dead
Her Honored Living Who
Ventured All Unto Death
That We Might Live A Republic
With Independence A Nation
With Union Forever A World
With Righteousness
And Peace For All

 
Erected 1931 by Newtown, Conn.
 
Location. 41° 25.021′ N, 73° 18.658′ W. Marker is in Newtown, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Connecticut Route 25) and Schoolhouse Hill Road, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newtown CT 06470, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newtown (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Newtown Meeting House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Cyrenius H. Booth Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rochambeau (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Commemoration (approx. half a mile away); Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (approx. half a mile away); Rev. John Beach, A.M. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Where Rochambeau Crossed the Housatonic River (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newtown.
 
More about this marker.
Newtown Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 28, 2009
2. Newtown Veterans Memorial
The monument is surrounded by six tablets listing veterans' names from the following wars: Revolutionary War; War of 1812; Mexican War; Spanish-American War; Mexican Border War; Civil War; World War I; Word War II; Korea; Vietnam; Persian Gulf War.
 
Additional keywords. Veterans
 
Categories. Military
 
The Statue at the Top image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 28, 2009
3. The Statue at the Top
Revolutionary War Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 28, 2009
4. Revolutionary War Tablet
This tablet lists the veterans from the Revolutionary War (171 names); War of 1812 (61 names); Mexican War (2 names); Spanish-American War (5 names); Mexican Border War (1 name).
The Civil War and World War I Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 28, 2009
5. The Civil War and World War I Tablet
This tablet lists the veterans from the Civil War (222 names) and World War I (140 names).
World War II Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 28, 2009
6. World War II Tablet
This tablet lists the veterans from World War II (435 names; 17 Killed In Action)
Korean War Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 28, 2009
7. Korean War Tablet
This tablet lists the veterans from the Korean War (98 names; 2 Killed In Action)
Vietnam War Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 28, 2009
8. Vietnam War Tablet
This tablet lists the veterans from the Vietnam War (329 names; 2 Killed In Action)
Persian Gulf War Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 28, 2009
9. Persian Gulf War Tablet
Honor Roll
Persian Gulf War
1990 – 1991
Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Check, Emory T. Army
Demand, Dana B. Air Force
Denslow, Alan L. Navy
Evans, William Navy
Fischer, Lawrence B. USMC
Godfrey, Kenneth C. Air Force
Gottmeier, Richard P. Army
Hanna, Stephen Army
Hayward, Brian P. Air Force
Knapp Letitia Renee Army
Knapp, Robert D. Army
Kieras, Christopher USMC
Killing, Robert E., Jr. USMC
Klewicki, John E. Army
Leavitt, Brian Air Force
Leedy, Roberta C. Army
Mead, James G. Navy
Schaedler, David A. Army
Schmidle, Paul W. Navy
Schmidle, Robert E. USMC
Swart, John J. Army
Sturges, Donald Navy
Wade, Brian Navy
Waller, Darrick USMC
Wrinn, Johnathan Air Force
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,544 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 2, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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