Great World War Monument - Hampden, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 03.838 W 072° 24.792
18T E 714025 N 4660116
Quick Description: The Hampden World War I Monument is located on Main Street near the junction with North Street in the center of Hampden, MA
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 11/5/2012 6:46:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMFMV7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
Views: 2

Long Description:

An 8' high gray granite statue of an American World War I soldier stands on top of a 12' high gray granite base. Th soldier is standing at parade rest with his hands on the barrel of his rifle, right over left. he is wearing a winter uniform with hat, long overcoat and boots.

The ornate square base tapers and is topped with a circular column decorated with garlands. A dedication appears on the brown granite panel on the front of the base and the names of the citizens of Hampden who served during World War I are inscribed on brown granite panels on the other three sides of the base. The entire monument rests on three levels of granite blocks.

Around each side of the base are the names of the World War I battles:

ARGONNE
ST. MIHIEL
SOISSONS
CHATEAU THIERRY

The front panel is inscribed:

IN HONOR OF
THE MEN OF HAMPDEN
WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT
WORLD WAR THAT THE IDEALS
OF LIBERTY AND JUSTICE
MIGHT BE PERPETUARATE. THIS
MONUMENT IS GRATEFULLY
DEDICATED AS A MEMORIAL
TO THEIR UNSELFISHNESS AND
PATRIOTIC SERVICE
APR. 1917 - NOV. 1918

ERECTED
CHARLES H. BURLEIGH
IN MEMORY OF HIS WIFE
ADELAIDE BURLEIGH
AND HIS SISTER
ESTHER C. BURLEIGH
1919

First Names Panel:

ROBERT D. BALLARD
CLIFFORD A. BRADWAY
BENJAMIN H. BROWN
RAYMOND H. BURLEIGH
FRANK S. CLARK
HENRY DEYS
RAYMOND W. DUYLEA
* FRANCIS T. GUNTHER

* DECEASED

Second Name Panel:

RALPH F. HEREDEEN
RUSSELL E. KIBBE
FRED W. LEACH
RALPH D. LYONS
AMOS A. MERRILL
GEORGE B. NEWCOMB
JESSE F. PEASE
WILLIAM L. PONNER

Third Names Panel:

ROLAND P. PRICKETT
WILLIAM G. ROGERS
FREDERICK C. SAMPLE
GEORGE C. SCHEUFLER
* CHARLES D. SOPER
MYRON H. SOPER
RALPH W. STACY
* ALBERT S. WEEKS

* DECEASED

Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 1/1/1919

Private or Public Monument?: Private

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: Charles H. Burleigh

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: North America

Physical Address of Monument:
Main and North Streets
Hampden, MA United States
01036


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