|April 26, 2018|
Many people may not know that Boston has a rather large memorial for Bostonians that fought and died in World War II. The memorial is located in the Fenway area and called the George Robert White Veterans Memorial Park.
Did you Know: Massachusetts has 8 Memorials/Monuments to those that died in World War II and 20 Memorials/Monuments for those that died in World War I. (Source: MassVacations.com)
The Boston memorial is a large eclipse formed by granite structures, and include a winged figure in the center. Around the monument are seats which can accommodate an audience size of 500 people.
Apparently there is a slight misprint on the bronze plaque on the lectern. I notice that U.S. Sergeant Charles A. MacGillivary is misspelled.
Check out the difference between his gravestone and the plaque on the memorial:
What do you think? Is MacGillivary spelled correctly?
To find George Robert White Veterans Memorial Park, you can enter the Back Bay Fens from the south at the intersection of the Fenway and Forsyth Way just east of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Cross over the Agassiz Bridge and bear right when the path forks. A path leads to it on the right. (You'll see the memorial when you cross Fenway Parkway.)
May 28, 2018.
My parents were friends of the sculptor, and the story goes that my mother, Louise Paul, was the model for the facial features of the winged lady. My mother was, at the time, working in an artist's studio hand - painting furniture and was part of the artists circle then. I visit the statue occasionally.
August 10, 2018.
This magnificent memorial is now in the hands of lawless people, turned into a landfill, quite dangerous place for tourists to visit. This is the abominable manner Boston Parks and Recreation Department, Boston government "protect" monuments dedicated to honorable soldiers who sacrificed their lives defending this great country
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