To the Editor:

July 10

On June 27, a ceremony took place at West Cemetery to dedicate a new monument to Hon. Andrew Adams (1736-1797.) The monument was made possible with help from the Seherr-Thoss Foundations, Litchfield Patriots, Craig Miner and American Legion Post 44. We thank them for their help and acknowledgement of Mr. Adams’ contributions to our town, our state and our country.

We also appreciate all the organizations that participated in the ceremony: Mary Floyd Tallmadge Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Oliver Wolcott Branch Sons of the American Revolution, Litchfield First Selectman Denise Raap, Craig Miner, Brass City Young Marines, vocalist Nancy Tracy, U.S. Army bugler Spencer Birkett, St. Paul’s Masonic Lodge No. 11, American Legion Post 27, American Legion Post 44, Peter Oliveira of the First Congregational Church of Litchfield, and speaker Timothy Abbott of Colonel Ogden’s First New Jersey Regiment.

Andrew Adams was an important character in the formation of the United States of America, but we in the mighty town of Litchfield claim him as one of our own.

Eileen Porter Schmidt, chairman
Andrew Adams Monument Committee, Litchfield Patriots