This is an "all wars" monument honoring veterans who were born in Collier County, FL who lost their lives in combat.
The World War I Buddy Monument at North Front and Cumberland streets in Riverfront Park was dedicated Nov. 11, 1922. The doughboy stands atop a 7-ton boulder from the base of Round Top at Gettysburg National Military Park.
The monument, constructed in 1920 in front of the former Medford High School, features the names of veterans from Medford who served in World War I.
The central inscription reads: "Erected to commemorate the service of those from the city of Medford, Massachusetts, in the Army, the Navy, and the Marine Corps and in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in the World War. MCMXX"