Vietnam War Memorial, SR 169, Brooklyn, CT, USA
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N 41° 47.217 W 071° 56.989
19T E 254877 N 4630328
Quick Description: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is located along Highway 169, just south of the junction with Highway 6 in the town of Brooklyn, Connecticut.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 10/22/2013 11:15:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMJB20
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member HANSENNI
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Long Description:

Situated on the west side of Highway 169 in front of a grove of trees, stands this Memorial to the local Veterans of the Vietnam War. It is located between the Citizens National Bank building on the north and the Brooklyn Historical Society Museum on the south. This Memorial flanks, on the right side, a World War II Memorial, with a Korean War Memorial on the left side. They are all upright finished grey granite slab Memorials. This Memorial reads:



WE THE CITIZENS OF
BROOKLYN, CONNECTICUT, ON
MAY 29, 2000
ERECT AND DEDICATE THIS MONUMENT
IN HONOR OF OUR BROOKLYN
VIETNAM VETERANS

"Brooklyn is a town in Windham County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 7,173 at the 2000 census. The town center village is listed by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place. The district of East Brooklyn is also listed as a separate census-designated place.

Settled in the 17th century and incorporated as its own town in 1786, Brooklyn is now one of the fastest growing towns in Windham County. It is home to the Brooklyn Fair, America's oldest continuously operating agricultural fair, as well as the Brooklyn Correctional Institution, a state-run medium security prison.

Brooklyn is the final resting place of Revolutionary War General Israel Putnam. Though he was originally buried in an above ground tomb in Brooklyn's South Cemetery, his remains had to be moved due to excessive visitors. In 1888, a statue of Putnam mounted on a horse was erected, and his sarcophagus placed in the foundation. The statue stands slightly south of the town green, in front of the post office. Brooklyn is also home of the Middle School Bobcats and Elemantry School Bears." SOURCE

Placed by:: Town of Brooklyn

Date Placed: 5/29/2000

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