UPDATE: Photos of New Veterans Memorial

Project should be complete by Veterans Day.


Anyone driving through downtown Woburn has seen the barricades. The city's veterans memorial is undergoing an extreme facelift thanks to John Flaherty's donation earlier this year.

John Flaherty and his wife, Kathy, visited Barre, VT last week where many of the tablets for the new memorial are being built.

According to the city's Veterans Services office, each of the 26 tablets will have the local wartime veterans' names on it, as well as an etched picture depicting the war period.  

The published photos are not the complete project, said Jennifer Murray from the Veterans Services office.

The entire project is expected to be complete on the Common in time for a Veterans Day dedication on Nov. 11.

Gregory Burlingame September 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM
It is absolutely wonderful that this memorial is being rebuilt. A few years ago, I visited the memorial with my son and his Cub Scout den (pack 519). I was dismayed to see the wooden memorial in such a bad state of disrepair. This new memorial will pay fitting tribute to those who have sacrificed so much for all of us. Thank you to the Flaherty family for enabling this to happen!
Earnhardt September 19, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Thank you for for rebuilding this memorial and for honoring all veterans in all of the wars. And Rock of Ages Granite in Barre is wonderful also! :P
Jennifer September 19, 2012 at 05:57 PM
This is beautiful, and I am glad to see that it has a similar shape/look as the old one, but more permanent in stone.
Christine Souza September 19, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Thanks so much to the hard-working people putting together this wonderful war memorial. I only wish I could be there on Veteran's Day as my late husband and my brother will be among the veterans honored. Chris in Florida
John Koczerga September 19, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Wow it looks great. Our Veterans deserve the best where they did thier best to keep our country free and some made the ultimate sacrafice doing so.
Earnhardt September 20, 2012 at 01:21 AM
Well said Buddy.. :)
Carol Payne October 09, 2012 at 04:32 PM
On behalf of my dad, brother, husband and sons, thank you for remembering our sacrifice for our country and all its freedoms. Carol Payne
Emery Popoloski October 09, 2012 at 11:45 PM
This memorial is great, however the fact that at least 3 service member's names are wrong on it is upsetting. When I tried calling the Mayor's office, his assistant told me it sounded like a personal problem that the misspellings should upset someone.
charles October 10, 2012 at 10:24 AM
I feel sorry for any misspelling or mistakes but with a project that big you will have some. I'm told all will be corrected. Thank you all for the hard work in making this one of kind Honor Roll that our veterans deserved.
Theresa Borelli November 12, 2012 at 02:35 PM
I can't thank everyone enough who were involved in making the Veterans Memorial happen! As a mother, daughter, niece, sister-in-law and friend of Veterans on those walls, I am forever grateful to you and our Veterans. Theresa Borelli - proud to be a citizen of Woburn!


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