Friday, February 20, 2015

Massachusetts V

Middleboro lies about 40 miles south of Boston, and on Main Street, on the Town Hall lawn, is a memorial to all those who have given their lives or served in our country's wars.

It is quite a beautiful place and consists of a number of memorials. There are at least three to Vietnam and at some point I will post about them all.

Today, I will concentrate on the major memorial on the site.

This, the largest of the memorials here, has been around for quite some time although I have been unsuccessful at determining exactly when it was placed.

 Those from our war seem to have been added at some later time than the original WWI and WWII.

This flag pole which was added when the park was expanded and improved recently, stands in the middle of a large circle made of bricks. The bricks bear the names of and honor many from various wars.

This is a beautiful remembrance to so many and very worth the time if you happen to be in the area. You could easily spend quite a while seeing the varied memorials here. It is located on South Main Street between Rock Street and Webster Street. As I mentioned above, I will post more of the interesting components of this site sometime in the near future.

Next time, on the 25th, we will check out a site in Nebraska, so join me there at 9:00am, as usual.

To see additional memorials from Massachusetts, or any other state, click the state name on the left side of this page.

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