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Brighton World War Memorial

Artist:

Gosham company

Location:

 

Location

United States

Neighborhood:

Allston/ Brighton

Type:

Memorial Tablet

Year:

1946

Medium:

Bronze and Stone

Collection:

City of Boston

Funders:

Good-will Club of brighton

Description:

This memorial tablet commemorates the lives of men and women who died in service during World War One and Two. This tablet was dedicated to the twenty-five hundred citizens of Brighton-Allston who "nobly served their nation in serving mankind." The bronze tablet in embedded onto a bolder of Rose Quarts, list the names of thirty-nine locals that passed away during the conflict.

The tablet features a golden star in the center of a laurel wreath. The laurel wreath is a symbol of victory dating back to ancient Greece. The gold star is an American troupe that symbolizes lives lost; as well as the morning of their families. The imagery featured on the tablet conveys the shared sense of victory and grief with in the community at the end of World War II.

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