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Within Walnut Hill Park on the highest hill in the landscape sits the 90 foot tall stone obelisk topped by two eagles sitting back-to-back with their wings folded. This monument honors the more than 4000 from the New Britain area who served in World War I. The walk to the memorial is lined with small conifers and flowers and a small reflecting pool with a fountain also highlights the memorial area. In the small courtyard around the base is a wall on which are mounted small bronze plaques list the 123 individual names of those who lost their lives during their service. The memorial was dedicated on September 22, 1928.

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