Sunday, May 26, 2013

Derby Civil War monument offers chance to reflect

DERBY - Since it's Memorial Day weekend I thought I'd post a photo of a war memorial monument that has graced the Green facing Elizabeth Street for more than 125 years.

The monument is flanked by four 11-foot long cannons.

You can read more here about the history of the monument. It features a bronze statue of a Civil War soldier atop a granite pedestal.

Full disclosure: I drove down Elizabeth Street Saturday after covering a ceremony at the Storm Engine Company firehouse to dedicate a park on O'Sullivan's Island in memory of the one and only Edward J. Cotter, Jr.

It was raining pretty steadily so I rolled down the window and snapped photos from the driver's seat. 

The front of the monument faces Elizabeth Street.

I plan to take better photos of the monument someday when it's not raining! 

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