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The Girls and Boys of Bemisuwka

 
 
The Girls and Boys of Bemisuwka Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 19, 2012
1. The Girls and Boys of Bemisuwka Marker
Inscription.
Upper Plaque
They, too, wanted only to live by the side of this Park and be a friend to man. Instead, off to war they went, by their sense of duty sent, in response to pleas, of peoples, forced to their knees. Some gave all they had others did what they could. But, together, on that line they stood. WWW

Dedication Plaque
Dedicated Sept. 26, 2000 to honor World War II Veterans from the Szot Park neighborhood called Bemisuwka, a predominantly Polish area, all part of the former Bemis Family Estate.

Lower Plaque
Inscribed with the names of area World War II Veterans including three who were Killed in Action
 
Erected 2000.
 
Location. 42° 8.818′ N, 72° 35.367′ W. Marker is in Chicopee, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Marker is on Pvt Szot Drive south of Front Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Monument is located in Chicopee's Frank J. Szot Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Chicopee MA 01020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Szot Memorial Park Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank J Szot Memorial Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct
The Girls and Boys of Bemisuwka Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 19, 2012
2. The Girls and Boys of Bemisuwka Marker
line); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Citizens of Chicopee Remember World War II (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lt. Gen. Arthur MacArthur (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chicopee.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, World II
 
Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 19, 2012
3. Dedication Plaque
Lower plaque image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 19, 2012
4. Lower plaque
detail from Lower plaque image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 19, 2012
5. detail from Lower plaque
detail from Lower plaque image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 19, 2012
6. detail from Lower plaque
detail from Lower plaque image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 19, 2012
7. detail from Lower plaque
The Girls and Boys of Bemisuwka Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, April 19, 2012
8. The Girls and Boys of Bemisuwka Marker
 
 
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