Agawam World War I Memorial - Agawam, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 04.195 W 072° 36.878
18T E 697339 N 4660292
Quick Description: The Agawam World War I Memorial is located on Veterans Green, Main and School Streets, in Agawam
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 11/22/2011 3:58:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMD5Q1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
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Long Description:

Agawam World War I Memorial is in two parts. On an octagonal brick structure, topped with a cupola and a bell, there is a dedication plaque honoring all Agawam veterans and especially those whose names are listed on a plaque elsewhere on the octagonal structure that died in war. On a separate nearby plaque there is a listing of all Agawam citizens who served during United States Wars.

The dedication plaque is inscribed:

"A nation reveals itself not only by the men it
produces, but also by the men it honors and the men it
remembers .........
                              President John F. Kennedy

The Agawam Veterans War Memorial
Dedicated this 27th Day of May 1989

IN HONOR OF ALL AGAWAM VETERANS WHO SERVED
THEIR COUNTRY IN TIME OF NEED AND ESPECIALLY
THOSE VETERANS WHOSE NAMES ARE LISTED HEREON
WHO SACRIFICED THEIR TOMORROWS FOR OUR TODAY.


The plaque for those who died in World War I is inscribed:

                   WORLD WAR I

Ashe, Anthony D.Army Hitchcock, William W.Army
Finn, Johm F. ArmyWilson, Edward B.Army
Billings, Edwin M.ArmyLiswell, SethArmy

                        KOREAN

Exford, Dorr W., Jr.USAF Pohner, FrancisUSAF
Hobbs, Clement B.USMCProvost, RobertArmy

                        VIETNAM

Borowiec, EdwardNavy McCollum, James P. USAF
Connelly Edward W., Jr.USMCMeade, Michael A.Navy
D'Amato, Paul J., Jr.ArmyMoynahan, John J.Army
Gallerani, LawrenceNavyMyllymaki, Carl W.USMC
Gaunt, George S.Navy

On the nearby plaque, there are the names of 161 persons who served in World War I as well as, 59 persons who served in the Revolutionary War, 1 person who served in the War of 1812, 2 persons who served in the Spanish American War, and 64 persons who served in the Civil War,

Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 5/27/1989

Private or Public Monument?: Government

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: Town of Agawam

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: North America

Physical Address of Monument:
Veterans Green
Main and School Streets
Agawam, MA United States
01001


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