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West End Veterans Memorial

Artist:

Unknown

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Neighborhood:

West End

Type:

Memorial Plaque

Year:

2005

Medium:

Bronze

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Description:

The West End Veterans Memorial is a bronze wall plaque that lists the names of twenty West End men who gave their lives in America’s wars, and designates the area at West End Place off Staniford Street as "Hero Square." Each of the twenty veterans were formerly honored by having a square named after him, but the squares - along with their designating signs - disappeared when the West End was redeveloped. This joint plaque repairs the loss and restores some local history dear to West End residents. The plaque was dedicated on October 21, 2005.

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