Manchester's Veteran Memorial Park
This postcard depicts Manchester's Veteran Memorial Park in the early 20th century.
Backstory and Context
This park was dedicated to local veterans of the American Civil War who fought to preserve the Union. The park's Civil War monument was designed by George Keller of Hartford and completed at a cost of $22,000. Today, the park also serves as a memorial for veterans of 20th-century wars and current conflicts. The POW-MIA monument was added to the park in 1991 and includes a POW-MIA flag that flies above a granite monument on the corner of Central and Elm street.