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Silent but watchful stand two monuments on Milford’s Green, homage to the many men and women who have served their country to preserve freedom.
On the southern end of Milford’s Green stands the Korea-Vietnam monument, created by artist-sculptor John J. Blair and dedicated Nov. 9, 1986. The Founding Committee for this tribute 29 years ago consisted of James W. Broatch and William A. Carlson Jr., both Vietnam veterans, and Eric P. Muth and Eleanore Myers. Sitting at a table, pen and paper before them, this group decided to begin a project that would, it was hoped, be a visible sign of the bravery and dedication of men and women caught up in two wars. Whether these servicemen and women returned to their families or became wounded or lost their lives, there had to be a way to remember them always, the committee leaders determined.