Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Massachusetts VII

The memorial in South Boston was created by friends for friends. It rest upon a slight rise overlooking the rest of the park. six friends served together, three returned and these three wanted to honor their buddies

It began as a remembrance for 3 from the neighborhood and grew to include 25 "local heroes,"

Placed in a park I have heard called the M Street Park and also Medal of Honor Park, it is a beautiful setting and offers much to the community. Located at M Street and Broadway it has easy parking and paved walkways, some of which are named after local heroes.

Completed and dedicated in 1981, the area still refers to it as one of the first memorials in the Country. readers of this blog know that they were quite a few dedicated starting as far back as the late sixties, but it does predate many, including The Wall in D.C.

All of those listed had played in the park as kids, and this year, the 34th anniversary of the dedication, the community turned out to honor and remember, ensuring that these soldiers will not be forgotten.

Next time on the 18th, we will revisit , so join me ther ,as always, at 9:00am.

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

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