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Honoring Our Veterans and Historical Monuments at Stanley Park

Stanley Park’s gift to our veterans and those who cared for the park.

As another Veterans Day weekend arrives upon us, it’s important to remember our lost soldiers who died for not only us, but our country. Stanley Park has a memorial dedicated to honoring our fallen veterans.

This memorial honors the 5 branches of America’s service, Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard, and they also included the Merchant Marines as well. Anyone can purchase an honor brick to honor their fallen hero, and have it featured at Stanley Park, the link below will show you the veterans featured at Stanley Park

There are plenty of other memorials at Stanley Park as well.

Carillon Tower 

Built in 1950, The Carillon Tower was dedicated to world peace in a broadcast ceremony. The tower stands at a whopping 98 feet tall, and contains profiles of Frank Stanley Beveridge, a veteran featured on the veteran memorial. 

Angel of Independence 

This monument represents liberty and freedom, similar to our Statue of Liberty. This monument is a replica of the statue Placido de Lareforma, built in New Mexico City, and is 30 feet tall. 

Shrine Area

This shrine contains two shrines, both of which are donated to the park and located next to The Acre Lawn. 

Our Lady of Fatima, hand built by Rocco Calegari,(a fellow Westfield resident) built this shrine dedicated to his son, Otto Bono, who died in the Korean conflict of 1951. Lady Fatima is a Catholic figure who once warned us of the harm we would inflict upon ourselves as a result of our sins, one of them was war, representing Rocco’s son’s death. The shrine was built to honor him and remind us of how brutal and heartbreaking war can truly be. 


The Statue of St Fiacre was recognized in France as the patron saint of animals, birds, and gardeners. He has become the patron of American gardens as well, which Stanley Park has!

Loui Liptak memorial

A memorial to honor Louis Liptak Sr., as well as his wife, Margaret Liptak. Louis was the manager of The Acre Lawn during his years, as well as Beveridge Pavilion, a picnic ground in Stanley Park. 

Foster Goodrich memorial

Built to honor Foster E. Goodrich, the chairman of Stanley Home Products. This memorial was originally built at Stanley Home Products, located on Western Avenue, but was moved to Stanley Park. 

Eternal Light 

This street lamp represents eternal peace in Stanley Park, and was donated by the Westfield rotary club. 

Catherine L. O’Brien memorial 

Donated by Catherine L. O’Brien, the co-founder of Stanley Home Products. Her home used to be located at the Western Avenue entrance of Stanley park, and this memorial was built to honor that and Stanley Home Products. 

Cathy’s Garden 

A memorial dedicated to Cathy, gifted to Stanley Park by her family, and reminds us that the gardens of Stanley Park are for those who truly care for it, and those who respect the land, air, water, and those who live amongst it. 

Not only should this be a reminder to honor Veterans Day and Veterans Day weekend, but to cherish Stanley Park and the history of the park and the people who cared for it.

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