The Soldiers & Sailors Monument: A County-wide Civil War Memorial
Ballard, Matthew R.
County of Orleans
Village Of Albion , Town Of Albion , Mount Albion Cemetery , Civil War , Orleans County , Medina Sandstone
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument is perhaps one of the most impressive and beautiful war memorials in our area, but the true significance of the shrine is often overshadowed by the novelty and "thrill of the climb" up the winding steel staircase. In the face of grave sacrifice, a community struggled to memorialize the hundreds of young men, sons, brothers, and fathers, who left the security of home for ideals far greater than themselves.