Brookfield’s Memorial Honoring All
Present, Past and Future Veterans
In 1989, members
of The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Brookfield Post 10201, began a campaign
to erect a memorial at the entrance to William’s Park that would forever
honor the Town’s Veterans. In 1992 after an effort that was expanded to
include Town residents, the Town’s Parks and Recreation Department, and
many generous local contractors, the project was completed. In November
1992 the memorial was “dedicated to the men and women of Brookfield who
served in our Country’s Armed Services in defense of our freedom”.
Over the years the
Memorial has been expanded to honor Francis A. Azzarito and Christopher
Gerow Cocks, both of whom lost their lives while serving in our Armed
Services. A plaque memorializing those who lost their lives on September
11, 2001 was added shortly after that horrific event.
have been set in place causing us to pause and remember the conflicts our
Nation has endured. Each branch of the United States Armed Services
including Brookfield’s contribution to State Militia involved in both
our Nation’s War of Independence and the American Civil War is
on many of the remaining bricks is the name of a Veteran.
The monument is
maintained by Post Members, the Parks and Recreation Department, and the
Brookfield Garden Club.