Veterans Memorial

Winsted Veterans Memorial in Hainlin Park.

Information updated January, 2024

The Winsted Veterans Memorial is in southwest corner of Hainlin Park in Winsted and was designed by local resident Mitchell Littfin.

The memorial was dedicated Sept. 15, 2019, before a large crowd of supporters. All are encouraged to visit the Winsted Veterans Memorial and take the time to read the biographies of Winsted’s 13 fallen heroes installed around the flag poles.

Visitors enter the memorial by following a paved walkway that leads to a circular flag court with five flagpoles, and five life-sized bronze statues, representing the five branches of the United States military.

The path proceeds beneath five large wooden archways. The top beams are inscribed with the words: duty, honor, country, valor, and courage.

The pathway ends in a second court, the five-sided court is ringed by five large walls with more than 400 plaques containing veterans’ names which were purchased by veterans and their families to help fund the construction and maintenance of the memorial. A sixth statue is positioned in the center is called the “Leave No Man Behind” and portrays a soldier carrying a fallen comrade on his shoulders. The words “never forget” are inscribed on a wood beam overhead.

Plaques honoring veterans
Veterans and their families are encouraged to purchase a veteran name plaque to be permanently installed at the Winsted Veterans Memorial.

To obtain a form to order a plaque, visit or e-mail

The plaques are available to honor any veteran, living or deceased, who served honorably on active duty, in the reserves, or the National Guard, in wartime or peacetime.

The 11-inch-by-5-inch plaques are made of brushed stainless steel, etched with the veteran’s name, branch of service, and period of service.

The cost of each plaque is $150, and the proceeds go directly toward the ongoing operations and maintenance of the memorial.