At the south entrance of the building is a concrete bust of a soldier, high on the wall of the building in an ornately decorated niche. The soldier wears a uniform and a helmet. It was placed here in 1931, when the building was constructed to honor the veterans of World War I.
The George Dilboy Memorial Stadium is a multi-purpose public sports stadium, home of the Somerville Rampage semi-pro men's football team, the Boston Renegades semi-pro women's football team, as well as teams from Somerville High School, Saint Clement High School, and Matignon High School. The stadium is named for George Dilboy*, who lived in Somerville and was awarded the Medal of Honor during World War I. The original stadium opened in 1955. It was demolished and rebuilt in 2006.
* See the George Dilboy Monument in Somerville, MA.
The inscription on this memorial to George Dilboy* reads:
BORN FEB. 5, 1896, ALACHATA, ASIA MINOR
KILLED IN ACTION NEAR BELLEAU WOODS, FRANCE, JULY 18,1918
PVT. 1ST CL. CO. H 103RD INF. 26TH DIV. U.S. ARMY A.E.F.
POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR FOR "GALLANTRY AND INTREPIDITY IN ACTION AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY"
FROM FAR IONIA HE CAME A NEW AMERICAN TRUE TO HIS HELLENIC ANCESTRY TO FIGHT AND DIE FOR COUNTRY AND LIBERTY UNDER THE STARS AND STRIPES
GEORGE DILBOY CHAPTER NO. 13 DAV OF WW
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE GEORGE DILBOY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
COSTAS P. MELLAS, PRESIDENT
*For more information on George Dilboy see the George Dilboy Memorial in Somerville, MA
This cast aluminum memorial, dedicated in May 2019, honors the 190 men from Erie County, Pennsylvania, who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War I. Since installation, eleven additional men have been identified and their names will be placed on the plaque. Funds were raised by the Erie County World War One Centennial Committee and the Presque Isle Chapter, DAR.
The inscription reads:
ON THIS CENTENNIAL OF THE END OF WORLD WAR ONE AND THE ARMISTICE
WE HONOR THOSE WHO SERVED AND THOSE
WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR THEIR COUNTRY
ALL GAVE SOME, THE FOLLOWING GAVE ALL
LEST WE FORGET