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Cecil County World War Doughboy Memorial, Elkton, MD loupe
101 Railroad Ave.
Elkton
MD
USA
21921
11/11/1921
sculptor unknown

A standing figure of a soldier dressed in his khakis and wearing his helmet. He holds a rifle in front of him with both hands. The base of the sculpture is a shaft flanked by large paneled slabs inscribed with the names of Cecil County men who died in World War I. At the bottom of the base is a row of three steps. At each end of the base, on the front corners, are tapered shafts topped by electric lamps. On the front of the base is a carved eagle.

 
Mount Greylock Veterans War Memorial Towerloupe
Summit Road
Adams
MA
USA
01220
06/30/1933
Maginnis & Walsh, architects

Mount Greylock Veterans War Memorial Tower

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque For 84 years, the 93-foot Veterans War Memorial Tower at Mount Greylock, the Commonwealth's official war memorial, has served as an important tribute to the brave Americans who sacrificed so much for our country and for our freedom. Designed by Boston-based architects Maginnes + Walsh, the War Memorial Tower was dedicated on June 30, 1933.  Prominently positioned on the highest peak in Massachusetts, the Tower is susceptible to punishing summit weather. Closed in 2013 due to unsafe conditions, the tower was restored to its original glory in commemoration of the centennial of the Great War and re-opened in 2017. The restoration and re-dedication of this monument is a symbol of our commitment to never forget those who have given their lives in service to our great nation.  The memorial tower is 93-feet in height from base to beacon.  At the public observation level, it is crowned with eight observation windows, which provide expansive views of 70 miles across three states and a surrounding view of the Berkshire landscape. Mounted on top of the memorial is the bronze beacon, which was originally lighted by 12 search lights. Once lighted, it is intended to not only keep bright the memory of Massachusetts’ war heroes and their “inspiration and hope,” but it also guides aviators over the Berkshires at night. Inscribed over the entrance to the tower is the seal of the Commonwealth, and a dedication in classic letters: “Erected by Massachusetts in grateful recognition of the loyalty and sacrifice of her sons and daughters in war.” Inside the base of the tower is a domed memorial chamber with a colorful mosaic tiled ceiling. On separate walls within the chamber, and in no particular order, is a poetic tribute to the state’s fallen veterans written in gold letters. The tribute reads:  SLEEP WELL, HEROIC SOULS, IN SILENCE SLEEP, LAPPED IN THE CIRCLING ARMS OF KINDLY DEATH! ---- GRIM DEATH HAS VANISHED, LEAVING IN ITS STEAD THE SHINING GLORY OF THE LIVING DEAD ---- IF YE BREAK FAITH WITH US WHO DIE WE SHALL NOT SLEEP, THOUGH POPPIES GROW IN FLANDERS FIELDS ---- LIFE IS NO LIFE TO HIM WHO DARES NOT DIE.

 
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Horace Farnham Square, Boston, MAloupe
Junction of Newbern and Elm Streets
Jamaica Plain
MA
USA
02130
10/12/1921

A corner marked with a sign that includes the deceased's name and a gold star.

Lieutenant J. Horace Farnham, of the Canadian Royal Flying Corps, was killed in an aeroplane accident in England, April 25, 1918. Mr. Farnham enlisted in the Canadian Royal Flying Corps in August, 1917, and for a time was stationed at Toronto; later he was sent to Kelly Field, San Antonio, Tex., where he finished his training in aviation. He was then sent to England for intensive training, and specialization on war machines, at the R. F. C. camp at Yatesbury, Wiltshire. Mr. Farnham was at the time of his death a senior in the evening division of the College of Business Administration. He was one of the most popular men in college. The members of his class presented to the college a fine portrait of Mr. Farnham; this portrait has been placed on the walls of the college library.

 
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Henry W. Broughton Squareloupe
Junction of Everett, Elm, and Gordon Streets
Jamaica Plain
MA
USA
10/12/1921

A corner marked with a sign that includes the deceased's name and a gold star.

 

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