Last Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I. It was also Veterans Day.
In honor of all the Westport service members who gave their lives throughout American history, I posted a photo of a plaque. It lists the names of 14 Westporters who died in World War II.
It’s an important piece of who we are. But where is it?
Those names provided a clue. Many more than 14 from this town were killed in action, in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific.
Those 14 soldiers, sailors and airmen were members of Christ & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. The plaque hangs on the church’s back wall, just inside the rear entrance.
It must be unnoticed by many. Sadly, no one knew the correct answer. Linda Amos was thinking “a church,” but she did not know which one. She came closest, until hours later Mary Cookman Schmerker nailed it.
Hopefully though, the plaque won’t be overlooked much longer. Christ & Holy Trinity congregants should seek it out. And because the church is used by so many community groups, others should find it too. (Click here to view the plaque.)
This week’s photo challenge, by contrast, is passed by every day by many Westporters. Still, how many of us actually see it?
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