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Pittsfield Veterans Memorial

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
1. Pittsfield Veterans Memorial
Inscription.
1917   1918
A Tribute To The Loyalty
And Sacrifices Of Her Sons
And Daughters Who Gloriously
Defended The Liberties Won
By Their Fathers
Erected By The
City Of Pittsfield
1926
(round plaque)
Pittsfield Veterans
Memorial
Fidelis Ad Mortem Supra
“Faithful Unto Death and Beyond”
The Sculptor
Henry Augustus Lukeman (1871-1935) was an American sculptor, specializing in historical monuments. He was born in Richmond, VA, and studied under Daniel Chester French in New York, and at the Beaux-Arts in Paris. His works include Stone Mountain in Georgia, and locally, the McKinley statue in Adams, Martin.
The Park and Monument
In 1923, the City of Pittsfield established this site as Memorial Park and commissioned the construction of a war memorial. On July 8, 1926 this Soldiers’ ans Sailors’ Memorial was dedicated as the Peace Memorial in tribute to Pittsfield’s sons and daughters who served in World War I. On May 31, 2010 this memorial was rededicated following extensive restoration. It continues to stand as a symbolic shrine for all Veterans who have served so gallantly defending their country in the past, present and future.

(beneath the round plaque)
Fidelis Ad Mortem Supra

(left
Pittsfield Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
2. Pittsfield Veterans Memorial
plaques)
World War I
Thousand Years
Of Peace

World War II
Carried The Banner Of
Our Country Across
Oceans And Beaches
(right plaques)
Korea
Preserve The Peace That
We All Shoud Enjoy

Viet Nam
Veterans Were History’s
Gift To A Grateful Nation

 
Erected 1926 by City of Pittsfield.
 
Location. 42° 26.417′ N, 73° 15.367′ W. Marker is in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is at the intersection of Veterans Way and Colt Road, on the left when traveling south on Veterans Way. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsfield MA 01201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roman Walter Sadlowski (a few steps from this marker); Veteran of the Year (a few steps from this marker); Sergeant Edward J. Burns (within shouting distance of this marker); Sgt. Glenn R. Allison (within shouting distance of this marker); Splitter (approx. half a mile away); Henry Shaw Briggs (approx. 0.6 miles away); Peace Party House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Pittsfield Elm Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsfield.
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
Pittsfield Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
3. Pittsfield Veterans Memorial
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By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
4. Pittsfield Veterans Memorial
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By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
5. Pittsfield Veterans Memorial
(left plaques)
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By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
6. Pittsfield Veterans Memorial
(right plaques)
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By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
7. Pittsfield Veterans Memorial
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By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
8. Pittsfield Veterans Memorial
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By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
9. Pittsfield Veterans Memorial
Sculptor’s Mark
Augustus Lukeman 1925
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By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
10. Pittsfield Veterans Memorial
Foundry Mark
Cast By. Roman Bronze Works N.Y.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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