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WWI - Korea Plaque - Willimantic
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Co. "L" Plaque - Memorial stone in Memorial Park
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Company "E" leaves Willimantic for the Spanish-American War - 1898Captain Flynn and the 110 men of Company E prepare to depart Willimantic for Niantic, the first stop on their way to the Spanish-American War. The Thread Co. and most businesses shut down and the entire city was decorated with flags for the occasion. Almost every society, club and government body participated in a parade to Union Station. From there, the Company went for further training at Fort Meade. They remained at Fort Meade for the duration of the War and returned to Willimantic in March, 1899.
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Company "L" training at Mansfield Rhode Island
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Company "L" Company "L" marches to the train station prior to leaving for the Mexical Border.
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Company "L", 1st Infantry , Connecticut Army National Guard (CTARNG), Company "L", 1st Infantry , Connecticut Army National Guard (CTARNG), prepares to leave Willimantic on June 24, 1916. They had been called to duty for the Mexican American Border War. President Wilson activated National Guard troops to reinforce garrisons along the border. On the morning of June 24th the Willimantic Fire Bell gave a "two hours 'til assembly" alert. People gathered at the Pleasant Street Armory. With all church bells ringing, government leaders, the police force and Wheeler's American Band escorted the troops to the train station. Note the troops and their gear. What we found really interesting about the pic is the fact that you can see the expressions on so many faces. Look toward the lower middle of the photo, for example, and notice the soldier shaking hands with another man. Then just below and to the left of that (near the train) is a couple talking to a soldier while a girl looks on...perhaps his parents and sister. Our soldiers from Willimantic were in Nogales for only a short period of time. Company L apparently didn't see any fighting but several soldiers sent letters back home complaining about the conditions they had to live in. Company L returned to Willi before the year's end and their return was a celebrated as their departure with the ringing of church bells, the fire bell, parades and, of course, speeches. They were mustered out of Federal service on October 24, 1916.
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Memorial ParkMemorial Park was originally known as Windham Field, and served for many years as the home of the Willimantic Colts, the city's professional baseball team. The stadium was removed in 1917, and the field was landscaped to memorialize those from Willimantic who died during World War One.
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The Grand Army of the Republic (The G.A.R. - Civil War Veterans)This picture was taken during the 1909 reunion of the Civil War veterans of the 21st Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers (“The Gallant Old Regiment”). They met at the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Hall. The veterans were all members of various G.A.R. posts throughout the state. Those who came for this, their fortieth reunion, marched from the railroad station to the Grand Army of the Republic Hall. The May 16th reunion was also the anniversary of the 1864 Battle of Drury’s Bluff in which the regiment had played a prominent part. May 23, 2013 Pic of the Week.
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Memorial Parl plaque - Willimantic
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WWII Memorial Plaque - Willimantic
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Plaque in Windham Town Hall
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Plaque in Windham Town Hall
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Memorial Plaque - Windham Center
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Scotland Memorial Plaque
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