Old Courthouse Persian Gulf Memorial - Northampton, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 19.181 W 072° 37.816
18T E 695275 N 4687990
Quick Description: A Persian Gulf Memorial is located on the lawn of the Old Hampshire County Courthouse building in Northampton, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 9/2/2011 4:15:26 AM
Waymark Code: WMCFKG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
The Persian Gulf War began on August 2, 1990 with Iraqi forces overrunning Kuwait. It ended seven months later with the surrender of Iraq on February 28, 1991. Shortly thereafter, on April 18, 1991, the Northampton Chamber of Commerce placed a memorial plaque on the Old Hampshire County Courthouse lawn at the base of the pre-existing flagpole honoring the men and women who served in the armed forces during the conflict. April 18th of that year was the 216th anniversary of the start of the Revolutionary War and a holiday in Massachusetts.
Text of Plaque:
In honor of the men and women of our country who served in the armed forces during the Persian Gulf War. Presented by the Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce on behalf of a grateful community. April 18, 1991

Date of dedication: April 18, 1991

Placed by: Greater Northampton Chamber of Commerce

Type of Memorial: Gulf War Specific

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