World War I Memorial - Woburn, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 28.770 W 071° 09.165
19T E 323055 N 4705262
Quick Description: A World War I Memorial containing nicely done bas-relief sculptures, a bronze eagle and the names of deceased World War I veterans is located on the town common in Woburn, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 5/24/2013 4:44:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMH521
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
Views: 1

Long Description:

The World War I Memorial on Woburn Common is a 15' high by 7' wide by 3' deep. A central granite stele has a bas-relief sculpture of an allegorical female figure representing Liberty. She is holding a raised torch in her right hand and an American flag in her left hand. The eagle is life-sized with its wings partially spread. Flanking the central sculpture are bas-reliefs tablets of a uniformed soldier and sailor, both shown in profile holding rifles vertically by the barrels in front. The memorial was dedicated on June 6, 1923

At the base of the central relief is the inscription:

WITH
HONOR TO THOSE WHO DIED
GRATITUDE TO THOSE WHO LIVE
TRUST IN THE PATRIOTISM OF THOSE WHO ARE TO FOLLOW
THE CITY OF WOBURN DEDICATED THIS MEMORIAL
TO HER SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF THE WORLD WAR
1917-1918

The back of the central stele is inscribed with a double column list of names:

         WORLD WAR I
OUR HONORED DECEASED

WALTER S. ARCHER
WILLIAM J. CALLAHAN
GEORGE A. CAMPBELL
CHARLES W. CARROLL
MICHAEL CESTARIS
LLOYD CHASE
SOPHUS CHRISTIANSON
DAVID B. CHRISTIE
JOHN CHRISTIE
J. ALBERT CONNORS
PATRICK J. COYNE
THOMAS J. CURRAN
JAMES E. DALEY
JOSEPH M. DALEY
PATRICK E. DEGNAN
WILBUR H. DICKINSON
LAWRENCE DUNNIGAN
EDWARD B. J. FAY
JOHN P. FEENEY
JOHN T. FLAHERTY
PETER J. FLEMING
EDWARD C. FOLEY
WILLIAM F. FOWLES
CHARLES F. GARVEY
WILLIAM W. GORIN
HARRY D. GUY
HOWARD T. HART
RICHARD HOGAN
HOLGAR R. JOHNSON

LAWRENCE A. LACASSE
CHARLES H. LYNCH
GUY MALATESTA
MICHAEL MCCARRON
MICHAEL MCGARR
ARTHUR MOHAN
KENNETH A. MCKENZIE
GEORGE C. MCNEIL JR.
WILLIAM MITCHELL
PETER W. O'BRIEN
CHARLES J. O'CONNOR
DANIEL O'DONNELL
MARTIN O'DONNELL
JOHN T. PORTER
ROBERT M. QUEEN
LEON M. QUIMBY
PASQUALE QUINNO
JOSEPH RULA
WALTER RUSLING
JOHN RUSSO
WILLIAM SHAUGHNESSEY
HERBERT G. SMITH
JOHM J. SWEENEY
EDMUND C. WALL
EARL T. WEST
JOHN W. WHITE
OSCAR WHITE
CONO VALENTE

Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 6/6/1923

Private or Public Monument?: Government

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: City of Woburn

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: North America

Website for this Monument: [Web Link]

Physical Address of Monument:
Woburn Common
Pleasant and Common Streets
Woburn, MA United States
01801


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