Dedication of Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Wakefield Common, June 17, 1902

Title:

Dedication of Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Wakefield Common, June 17, 1902

Creator:

D'Onofrio, Jayne M.

Publisher:

[Wakefield, Mass.] : Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department,

Date:

1991

Description:

Photo courtesy of the Wakefield Historical Society.

"Thousands of Wakefield residents and friends turned out for the dedication of the monument, made possible by a bequest of $10,000 in the will of Mrs. Harriet N. Flint. In her will, Mrs. Flint requested that the monument 'cost not less than $10,000 that it may be grand in itself, symmetrical in architecture, beautiful in design - a monument worthy of the true men to whom we dedicate it.' The town accepted the bequest in March 1898, and on March 4, 1901, the design of the Van Amringe Granite Company was accepted. The dedication exercises on June 17, 1902, featured Colonel E.J. Gihon as Chief Marshal. A parade, featuring veterans, military and civil organizations, was also held to commemorate the event." -- Text from calendar by Jayne M. D'Onofrio.

Subject:

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (Wakefield, Mass.); Wakefield (Mass.) -- History -- Pictorial works.

Collection :

Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department calendars

Tags :

Citation :

D'Onofrio, Jayne M., "Dedication of Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Wakefield Common, June 17, 1902," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #12085, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/12085 (accessed September 30, 2014).