World War II Monument (Lawrence, MA)

wwiimonumentThere have been two monuments on the Lawrence Common dedicated to the men and women who served during World War II. In 1944 the City dedicated a four-sided wooden monument with the names of 9,400 men and women then serving in the war effort. In 1947 after the first memorial fell down, the City decided on Leonard Craske, a Boston Sculptor, to create a fitting work for the sum of $20,000. The process had begun earlier with Gold Star Mothers and other relatives of the more than 300 war dead casting their vote on which of two sculptures would be the one used.
Other Memorials throughout the City are dedicated to World War II servicemen:
Bolis Brothers
Paul Bongiorno
Lionel B. Bourassa
Lucien Bourgoin
Frank A. Cain
Andrew Callahan
Campagnone Brothers
Albert J. Carter, Jr.
Jeremiah W. Cronin
Demonaco Brothers
Diodati Brothers
Americo DiZazzo
Albert Fargnoli
Samuel Fiachino
Louis Frodyma
Joseph A. Gagnon
Joseph Girgenti
Sam Hatem
Kater Brothers
Thomas Kattar
David “Buck” Lee
John D. McDermott
Philip J. Moore
Joseph Pappalardo
Raymond Perry
Plainsmen
Americo Sessa
Julian J. Stopyra
William A. Sullivan
Leopoldo Tortora
Van Doorne cousins
Roland Vanderkerkove Bandstand
Charles F. Nyhan

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