Veterans’ Memorial

Looking for Canaan Veterans

American Legion Weld-Webster Post 55 in Canaan, NH is working with Friends of Canaan Village, Inc. to update the names on the Canaan Veterans Monument.

The Veterans Monument has honored Canaan veterans since the early 1900s and stood alone intact after the 1923 fire. It is badly in need of updating to add the names of veterans who served in recent wars and conflicts. The most current listed are from the Vietnam era, so there are many additional eligible veterans whose names and service should be recognized.

Eligible veteran’s must have entered military service from Canaan and have served at least one day of active military duty during the dates shown below and were honorably discharged or are still serving honorably.

Eligible Dates of Service:

  • WWI: April 6, 1917 to November 11,1918
  • WWII: December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946
  • Korean War: June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955
  • Vietnam War: February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975
  • Lebanon/Grenada: August 24, 1982 to July 31, 1984
  • Panama: December 20, 1989 to January 1990
  • Gulf War/War on Terrorism: August 2, 1990 to Present

Eligible branches of service during the above periods are US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard. Service in the Merchant Marine from December 7, 1941 to December 31, 1946 is also eligible.

If you know of any veteran’s names who belong on the Monument, please contact Harry Armstrong at 523-7093. Eligible veterans may mail their service information to: American Legion Weld-Webster Post 55, Box 133, Canaan, NH 03741. Veterans already on the current monument do not need to reapply.

Certification forms are available at the Canaan Town Office or here online.

To make a donation to this project send a check made out to the Weld Webster Post 55 with a memo that it is for the Memorial and mail it to:
 PO Box 155
Canaan, NH 03741

-David Stacy, Post Commander

Engraved Bricks Project

Canaan American Legion Weld-Webster Post 55 has completed the brick circle around the Canaan Veterans Monument and is now selling engraved bricks for the walkway. The bricks are $50 each and can be engraved with two lines of type. Forms are available at the Legion Post, Canaan Hardware, the Town Office, or call Harry Armstrong at 603.523-7093.

Memorial Day 2021

Scott Borthwick shares a moving tribute to soldiers in his Memorial Day Speech. Please click here to watch.