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Wellesley Memorial Grove

   
Wellesley Memorial Groveloupe
438 Washington St
Wellesley
MA
USA
02482

Wellesley Memorial Grove

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaqueIn May 1919, a Memorial Grove was dedicated to the 335 citizens of Wellesley who served and the 6 who died during the Great War.  The grove was designed by landscape architect Arthur H. Alexander .  Although 325 trees were planted and dedicated in 1919, the markers with their names and a “boulder with a bronze tablet on it commemorating the boys who served their country” never received appropriation. In commemoration of the centennial of World War I, the Town of Wellesley has restored Memorial Grove as a place of honor to those who served and those who gave their lives in World War I.  This restoration included the planting of 6 memorial trees (Eastern Rebud, Cercis Canadensis) in honor of the six men who died; a granite bench overlooking a park pond inscribed with information about the 6 heroes; and an historic interpretive sign welcoming visitors to Memorial Grove and explaining the history of 1919 events honoring those Wellesley residents who served and died.