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PHOTOS: Construction Begins on War Memorial

New memorial will be in place before Veteran's Day.

 

Thursday, 1:30 p.m. — Correction: The celebration will be held at the City Hall parking lot/common area.

 

Thursday, 6 a.m. —Editor's note: This story was edited at 1:30 p.m.

The city's new war-time veterans monument is being built downtown this week. The memorial's panels were constructed earlier in Vermont and were brought to Woburn Tuesday.

The memorial will stand on the Common area across from where the old memorial once stood. The new memorial will have the names of all war-time veterans from all wars.

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Photos above include John Flaherty visiting the construction site, as well as some of the memorial panels.

The Friends of Woburn Veterans' Committee is planning a large dedication of the memorial on Nov. 11. In addition to the dedication during the city's Veterans' Day event, the committee will also hold a celebratory picnic outside City Hall.

The Friends of Woburn Veterans' Committee is made up of: Larry Guiseppe, George Poole, Jennifer Murray, Mike McGann, Jack Gilgun, Jerry Buckley, Domenic Negri, Jerry Langone, Mike McDonough, James McLaughlin, Tom Quigley, Charles Culhane, Al DePaoli, Chris Wackrow, Greg Post, Tom Martin, Richard Gately, Kathy Lucero, John Flaherty and Bob Shure.

Earnhardt October 04, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Does anyone know if the names from the old wall were saved? I would like to get my Uncle's name if possible.
Veteran's Services October 04, 2012 at 06:07 PM
All of the name plates, that were on the original WWII Memorial on the common, are at the veteran's office and anyone is more than welcome to come down and go through the names and take them. The Veteran's Office is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9 AM to 4:30 PM; Thursday 9 AM to 7 PM and Friday 9 AM to 1 PM. (Note that the condition of the name plates is varying - most are in tact, some are not)

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