Photo Challenge #202

Westport is a beautiful town. There are so many stunning scenes — like Jamie Walsh’s shot of a serene pond, framed by glorious fall foliage — that it’s tough to figure out exactly where they all are.

But Jerry Kuyper, John D. McCarthy, Julie Fatherley and Wendy Cusick all knew that last week’s Photo Challenge was taken at the Caryl & Edna Haskins Preserve.

Part of the Aspetuck Land Trust, off Green Acre Lane, it’s one of our town’s true hidden gems. (Click here for the picture.)

I wrote about the Haskins Preserve in 2011. Thankfully, it has not been overrun. At the risk of revealing a spectacular secret to the world (again), here’s a link to that story.

Today — Veterans Day — we offer this plaque, honoring some of the Westport soldiers killed in World War II.

If you know where in town you’d see this, click “Comments” below.

(Photo/Chip Stephens)



15 responses to “Photo Challenge #202

  1. Inside the old Town Hall opposite the old Westport Bank & Trust?

  2. Eric William Buchroeder SHS ‘70

    Charles Wassell’s correct middle name is Parkin. It is his mother Georgene’s maiden name. As she sacrificed three of her four sons within 15 months, all of whom are memorialized on this plaque, I would encourage the town fathers to correct this unfortunate and unjust oversight. If the Wassell family’s sacrifice is to be remembered in Westport the least that can be done for them is to get their lost son’s name straight.

  3. Old Town Hall?

  4. Jonathan McClure

    Jessup Hall

  5. No correct answers so far…

  6. I usually see these type of special metal plaques mounted on concrete monuments with soldiers, eagles and other decorative metal statues above.
    It’s very possible this picture has been cropped too.
    My first guess would be in Veteran’s Green Park which has a variety of memorials for each war across from the current Town Hall and former elementary school on Myrtle and next door to the Westport Historical Society (Avery Place and Myrtle)

  7. I am thinking of a church but not sure which one?

  8. Mary Cookman Schmerker Staples '58

    Christ and Holy Trinity?

  9. That was my first thought, I just wasn’t sure.

  10. Sylvia Robinson Corrigan

    I had a good look at it this morning.

  11. Mary Cookman Schmerker Staples '58

    Just a last foot note. I am fairly certain that The Sea Scouts had a ship named the Thomas Laidlaw in the mid 1950’s. It took on some water during the 1955 hurricane but was saved and used for several more years. We are on vacation but I do have a picture at home.