Windsor Connecticut – Grace Church World War II Roll of Honor

History and Location No one can confirm for sure, but The World War II Honor Roll for Grace Episcopal Church is thought to be a blank template document that the Episcopal Diocese sent to the local parishes as a way to bolster patriotic and spiritual pride during the war effort.  There is no date attached but it is estimated the document was started about 1942. It contains many symbolic Christian images along with the names of the Grace Episcopal Church parishioners who were serving during World War II. The names are not alphabetical. They were added as men or women…

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Windsor Connecticut – National Service Honor Roll of Grace Church

History and Location This Honor Roll was created to honor the members of Grace Episcopal Church in Windsor, Connecticut, who had served in World War I as well as those who were presently enrolled in the National Service.    This hand-written roll was created between sometime after 1917. It began in alphabetical order, but at the bottom names were added as the war went on. The starred names are those who died during World War I. Those men were Howard Burdette Gray and Willard Griswold Barnum. The document is on display inside the Great Hall of Grace Episcopal Church at…

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#RootsTech 2019 4-Day Pass Give-a-way

I’m a #RootsTech 2019 Ambassador, which means not only do I get to promote and participate in this mega genealogy conference, but I get to give stuff away! I’m giving away a 4-Day Pass ($299 value) to RootsTech 2019. The conference takes place February 27-March 2, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah.  RootsTech 2019 is one the largest genealogy conferences in the world, combining genealogy and technology. That’s a heavenly pairing for me! There is something for every skill level. Click here to see why you should attend #RootsTech 2019 #RootsTech 2019 4-day pass includes Access to more than 300 classes, keynotes…

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Windsor Connecticut World War I – Roll of Honor Memorial

History and Location In September of 1917 The Windsor Men’s Association began a Roll of Honor “book” which was made of wood in front of Windsor Town with a painted list of names of Windsor citizens who had responded to the patriotic call and were in service. Names were added as more men (and women) entered into the war effort. In 1920 it was replaced with a bronze tablet and originally hung inside of Town Hall. In the coming years it was mounted on a granite block and moved outside to the Windsor Town Green. It is located in the…

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