By Jesse Leavenworth
via the CT Insider newspaper (CT) web site
The fountain at Seicheprey, donated in 1923 by the people of Connecticut, commemorates the service of the 102nd Infantry Regiment and the lasting bonds between America and France.
In a column on the dedication of the Seicheprey fountain in 1923, an unnamed scribe for The Bridgeport Telegram wrote that the fountain “represents the love of Connecticut, the devotion to a cause in which France and America and Connecticut and Seicheprey stood as one.”
The rededication of a fountain, a century-old gift from Connecticut to a village in France where untested troops from Hartford, Bristol and Middletown fought and died during World War I, was set for Saturday, April 22.
The ceremony at the village square fountain in Seicheprey is scheduled for 11 a.m. and will be live-streamed on the CT in World War 1 Facebook page. Christine Pittsley, who coordinates the Connecticut in World War I project for the state library, will attend along with uniformed members of the Connecticut Governor’s Horse Guard, relatives of Connecticut soldiers who fought at Seicheprey and French dignitaries.
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