Thursday, December 10, 2009


Worcester, Mass is the home to the state memorial. I think it is one of the most beautiful sites I have visited. Located within a larger park, the area consists of a small lake, wooded and open walk ways, benches and plantings. There are three distinct sections of the memorial. they are called the Place of Flags, The Place of Names and the Place of Words.

The PLACE OF FLAGS is a beautifully landscaped, circular monument consisting of three flags: an American Flag, the State Flag of Massachusetts and a POW/MIA Flag. In addition, the dedication marker is located in the is area.

The PLACE OF WORDS displays text etched in granite, taken directly from hand-written letters home by a number of those who died while serving in Vietnam.

The PLACE OF NAMES lists all of the names of Massachusetts residents who died in combat or as a result of wounds received while in action in Vietnam, or are still MIA. This number totals 1327 heroes.

The exact location is on Skyline Drive at Green Hill Park.

Map this memorial.


  1. This sounds spectacular. I love that they used the actual letters from soldiers. That is a dimension that the other memorials lack, and it must be very moving.

  2. What a great idea! It would be my honor to join you on whatever part of this adventure I can be of service. You know that sharing some of this documentry journey will be a great healing aid to this old Nam vet too. And two can go a whole lot further and faster than one. SMC