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History of the Memorial

Belmont’s Great War (WWI) Memorial was dedicated on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 1923, in order to honor the nine men who did not return home from the Great War:

  • Joseph Cirino

  • Victor Raleigh Craigie

  • William Clifford Finn

  • Frederick Kingsbury Lincoln

  • Dearborn Joseph McAleer

  • Hugh Watson Nimmo

  • Carleton Mills Patriquin

  • William Hervey Smith

  • Leon Andrus True

The monument resides on the island across from the Belmont Lions Club on Common Street and is accompanied on both sides by two replica guns from the 1906 restoration of the USS Constitution.

Goal of the Restoration Project

The aim of the project was to restore the monument to its original splendor after nearly a century of wear and tear. The monument stone was in need of repair, the grounds had suffered as a result of sparse maintenance, and the entire area had become threadbare.

Project Details

In 2015, the Belmont Veterans Memorial Committee spearheaded the restoration of the town’s majestic monument to those who served in “The Great War” (World War I). The work was finished ahead of schedule and 37% under budget.

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