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This simple but elegant monument honors America’s fighting men. On a white circular stone base sit four bronze statues surrounding a flag pole. A revolutionary soldier stands holding a bugle and the flagstaff, while to his left kneels a Civil War soldier who is holding a sword. To his left stands a crouched Spanish-American War soldier holding his rifle and to his left kneels a sailor with signal flags in his hands. Finally a World War I soldier stands holding his rifle and his left hand on his belt. The monument was sculpted by Donald Curran and when it was originally dedicated in 1931, the memorial honored those from the Danbury area who had fought in the four wars that are represented. Nearby a bronze plaque was added in 1952 to commemorate Danbury World War II veterans.

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