Monument in downtown New Britain represents an era of service

Standing in the heart of New Britain’s downtown is the Soldiers’ Monument, dedicated in 1900 to men who served during the Civil War. An imposing limestone structure with a bronzed winged victory atop, the monument nonetheless seems to meld into its surroundings.

It has been there for so long that people pass by on a daily basis and sit on the many benches near the monument, often without necessarily considering its historic meaning or the emotion with which it was erected.

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