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  • South Boston World War II Memorial, web
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South Boston World War II Memorial

Artist:

Robert Shure

Location:

Fitzgerald Circle  

Location

Fitzgerald Circle
United States
42° 20' 1.5792" N, 71° 1' 26.994" W

Neighborhood:

South Boston

Type:

Memorial

Year:

2002

Medium:

Bronze and Granite

Collection:

Funders:

Description:

The memorial commemorates 225 citizens of South Boston who gave their lives in World War II.  Their names are inscribed on two broad steles that flank the memorial’s centerpiece, a tall pedestal bearing a great eagle that spreads its wings protectively over the names of the fallen. The memorial was designed by the sculptor Robert Shure. 

Enscribed on the opposite side of memorial is a quotation by General Omar Bradley: "Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death." 

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