Springfield Veteran's Monument - Springfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 06.051 W 072° 35.367
18T E 699326 N 4663785
Quick Description: A monument of Springfield veterans is located in Court Square in Springfield.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 11/5/2011 4:58:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMD1C2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dejf75
Views: 3

Long Description:
The first monument in a row of monuments in Court Square honors Springfield veterans. A granite stone has inscribed on it the image of an American eagle and shield. The eagle is facing right and has its wings spread. It is holding three arrows in its talons. Below are the names and dates of three wars. The monument is inscribed:

IN HONOR OF
ALL SPRINGFIELD VETERANS
WHO SERVED THEIR
COUNTRY IN
WORLD WAR I   1917 - 1918
WORLD WAR II 1941 - 1945
KOREAN WAR    1950 - 1953

In the lower right hand corner is the date of dedication:

DEDICATED
NOVEMBER 11, 1995

Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
World War I World War II Korean War


In Honor Of: Springfield Veterans

Marker Text:
IN HONOR OF ALL SPRINGFIELD VETERANS WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY IN WORLD WAR I 1917 - 1918 WORLD WAR II 1941 - 1945 KOREAN WAR 1950 - 1953 DEDICATED NOVEMBER 11, 1995


Date of dedication: November 11, 1995

Who Put it Here?: City of Springfield

Description of Memorial:
Court Square is the heart of Springfield's downtown historic and cultural district. The monument is distinguished by the inscribed eagle and shield.


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