STAMFORD – At sure occasions in city history, Veterans Park has been about veterans.
In the Nineteen Forties, when almost every household was tied to the battlefields of World Warfare II, the park at Atlantic and Financial institution streets had a triangular service wall product of wooden.
“Every time somebody from Stamford went into the service, their identify was hand-painted on a picket slat and placed on the wall,” stated Tony Pavia, writer of “An American Town Goes to Warfare,” a ebook about city residents who served in that struggle. “If someone was killed, a gold star was put beside their identify.”
The park turned a commemorated place. When the wall was devoted in 1943, midway via the warfare, there were 5,000 names on it, Pavia stated.