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Draper Park Centennial Celebration
A celebration will be held to note that the General Draper statue was presented to the town 100 years ago. The MHC, Selectmen and Park Department invite everyone to attend this patriotic event Milford is fortunate to have such a remarkable statue created by Daniel Chester French. Patriotic music will be provided by a fife & drum corps, bagpipes, MHS band, the Greater Milford Community Chorus along with speeches about General Draper, Daniel Chester French, sculptor and Henry Bacon, architect. Visitors will be welcomed to Memorial Hall for refreshments and to view the museum after the event.
More About Draper Memorial Park
Located in the heart of Milford's downtown, between the police station and post office, this small area of open space is the final destination of the town's annual Memorial Day parade. A brass, equestrian statue of Gen. William F. Draper, a Civil War veteran, congressman and U.S. ambassador from the well-known Draper family, overlooks the park. There is also a World War I memorial, and lettering on the park's granite walls that honors Milford troops who served during World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam wars.