The Marine Memorial - Springfield, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 06.044 W 072° 35.374
18T E 699317 N 4663772
Quick Description: The Marine Memorial is located in Court Square in downtown Springfield.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 11/7/2011 4:23:47 PM
Waymark Code: WMD202
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dejf75
Views: 3

Long Description:

Several monument line the sidewalk on the west side of Court Square. The Marine Memorial is in the center between the Vietnam and Korean monuments.

This memorial is in a landscaped setting, flanked by benches and behind a bed of flowers. A 4' by 5' by 1' rough cut round granite base is set upright. The front is adorned with a bronze relief sculpture of the Marine insignia. An eagle is standing on globe which is showing the western hemisphere. An anchor is set behind the globe at a 45 degree angle.

Above the insignia in raised bronze letters is the Marine motto:

SEMPER FIDELIS

A plaque below the insignia is inscribed:

FOREVER HONORED
DEDICATED
TO ALL MARINES

A granite plaque below the monument is inscribed:

1775 - NOV. 10 - 1975
OUR MARINES CELEBRATE 200
YEARS OF VALOROUS SERVICE BY
A RELAY RUN FROM TUN TAVERN
TO SPRINGFIELD AND BY
REDEDICATION OF THIS MONUMENT

Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

In Honor Of: United States Marines

Marker Text:
SEMPER FIDELIS FOREVER HONORED DEDICATED TO ALL MARINES 1775 - NOV. 10 - 1975 OUR MARINES CELEBRATE 200 YEARS OF VALOROUS SERVICE BY A RELAY RUN FROM TUN TAVERN TO SPRINGFIELD AND BY REDEDICATION OF THIS MONUMENT


Date of dedication: November 10, 1975

Who Put it Here?: City of Springfield

Description of Memorial:
Artistic monument. The bronze bas relief sculpture is listed with the Smithsonian Art Inventory and set on an interesting rough cut round granite base. The reference to the Tun Tavern to Springfield relay run is intriguing.


Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

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