Shelton's eagle monument takes flight to new home

SHELTON — The eagle monument — long a staple in front of the war memorial building at Riverview Park — took flight Monday. 

Crews moved the monument from its long-standing spot at the park to its new home at Veterans Memorial Park on Canal Street. The move was planned to be made prior to the Veterans Day ceremony Friday at 10:30 a.m. 

American Legion Sutter-Terlizzi Post 16 will conduct the program at the park. The ceremony will be followed by a service at 11:30 a.m. at Post 16, 295 Old Bridgeport Ave. 

The eagle will join the monuments already in place — plus a new one commemorating the war on terror to be added in the near future — at Veterans Memorial Park. 

brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com