Remembering the greatest generation in Winsted

Deborah Chrzanoski of Chicopee, Mass., dressed as Rosie the Riveter and her husband, Edward, wore a Support Franklin Delano Roosevelt button on his overalls. They were in costume for a World War II-era celebration in Winsted on June 16. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

WINSTED — Although it was originally built to honor soldiers who had fought in the Civil War, Soldiers’ Monument on Crown Street also played an important role in World War II. 

The monument and its history as an Air Observer Corps Observation Post were celebrated on Saturday, June 16, by the Soldiers’ Monument Commission.

The Soldiers’ Monument was dedicated in 1890 as a tribute to the more than 300 Winsted-area soldiers who served in the Civil War. 

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.