Bristol Solders' Memorial Monumentby Melissa Nunez
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<div>111 N Main St. Bristol, CT. 06010</div><div>(41.673522, -72.94653749999998)</div><div><br></div>
<div>25 ft tall</div>
<div>The Bristol Soldiers' Memorial Monument was dedicated on April 19, 1924, the sixth anniversary of the battle of Seicheprey.</div>
<div>Cost $2,000 to construct the monument. </div>
<div>The Bristol Department of Parks and Recreation is responsible for the upkeep of the monument and memorial park.</div>
<div>The Soldiers’ Memorial, crafted with Barre granite, features a circular base with steps that lead to a five-point service star, with each side bearing a bronze tablet featuring the names of each Bristol soldier who served in World War I. <span>On the sub-die above are the names of those who died during their service paired with the major operations the soldiers were involved with, including Champaign Marne, Meuse Argenne, St. Mihiel, Oise-Aisne, and Aisne-Marne. Above the names of the fallen soldiers are bronze insignias representative of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Red Cross as well as the seal for the city of Bristol. Above the sub-die stretches a 25-foot stone with fluted edges and pointed at the top.</span></div>
<div>The Soldiers’ Memorial was crafted with Barre granite and features bronze tablets bearing the names of the Bristol soldiers who served in World War I.</div>
<div>Lt. Harold Hayden, a local World War I veteran, was the architect for the Soldiers' Memorial. Hayden oversaw the the Harrison Granite Company of New York City, who was charged with building the monument.</div>
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