World War II Memorial within Newton Highlands - Newton, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar
N 42° 19.267 W 071° 12.635
19T E 317843 N 4687797
Quick Description: This memorial to World War II soldiers from the Newton Highlands village who gave their lives.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2012 6:03:35 PM
Waymark Code: WME5B5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Ištván
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Long Description:
In the Newton Highlands section of Newton, there is a granite monument to memorialize soldiers from this village who lost their lives during World War II.

The monument is located at the corner of Lincoln Street and Bowdoin Street, adjacent to the ballfield and playground. The monument is granite and is around 7 feet tall, surrounded by a landscaped area with evergreen bushes. Behind the monument is a flag pole with a flag. The monument is flat, with vertical engraved grooves with a design of a torch and wreath flanking an eagle design in the center. At the top is the following text:

"Dedicated to the memory of the Twenty-two men from Newton Highlands who gave their lives for God and Country in Wolrd War II
1941-1945"

Below this text are the names of the twenty-two soldiers.

At the very bottom is the date of dedication: May 28, 1950.

Now, this monument is apparently an exact replica of the monument that has stood here for over 60 years. There is an article I found that documents this. This begs the question - where is the original located??
Date of Dedication: 5/28/1950

Property Permission: Public

Access instructions: Right on the corner of Lincoln and Bowdoin Streets.

Website for Waymark: [Web Link]

Location of waymark:
Corner of Lincoln and Bowdoin Streets
Newton, MA United States of America
02461


Commemoration: Soldiers who came from this village of Newton who died during the War.

Access times: Not listed

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