Monday, November 11, 2013

Massachusetts III

I've written previously about a memorial in Springfield, Mass. but today I want to visit one unlike any I have seen before.

Located in the Winchester Square section of Springfield is the only memorial I have ever seen solely to African American soldiers lost in the war. In truth, dating itself considerably, it refers to Negro soldiers and proudly lists the names of the five men from the area who were lost.

The granite memorial boasts an eagle perched upon a bundle that may be a fasces, but since it has leaves I am not positive about that identification.

It can be found on the corner of State Street and Eastern Ave.

And, remember today to take a few moments and remember these fallen and all who have served our country on this Veteran's Day 2013.

Next time, we will visit the "other" Michigan Vietnam memorial in Lansing. Join me at 9:00am on the 16th.

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

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