Winchendon American Legion Monument - Winchendon, MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 42° 40.909 W 072° 02.988
18T E 741711 N 4729702
Quick Description: The Winchendon American Legion Monument is located in American Legion Park on Front Street between Pleasant Street and Lincoln Avenue in Winchendon, MA.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 7/28/2014 5:25:10 AM
Waymark Code: WMM62D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
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Long Description:

A 20' by 8' by 6' tiered granite shaft topped with a carved United States shield resting on olive branches supports a bronze eagle with spread wings perched on a bronze sphere. The monument honors citizens of Winchendon who died in World War I. The monument was erected on November 6, 1921 by the Winchendon American Legion Post with more than $9,000 contributed by local citizens.

A bronze plaque on the front of the base is inscribed:

IN HONOR OF AND IN GRATITUDE TO THE VALIANT MEN WHO MADE THE
SUPREME SACRIFICE FOR LIBERTY
1917-1918

PAUL BEAULIEU
ELLIOTT F. CHARD
EUGENE M. CONNOR
EDWARD A. GAMACHE
OLIVER J. LASALLE
CHARLES S. LOWE
BERNARD L. McNEIL
ALMER PLOUFFE
EDWARD J. RICORD
HENRY D. ROBERTS
HAROLD A. STILES
ALFRED ST LAURENT
GEORGE D. WALKER

ERECTED BY THE PATRIOTIC CITIZENS OF WINCHENDON

Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 11/6/1921

Private or Public Monument?: Private

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: Winchendon American Legion Post

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: North America

Website for this Monument: [Web Link]

Physical Address of Monument:
American Legion Park
Front Street between Pleasant St. and Lincoln Avenue
Winchendon, MA United States
01475


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