Chicopee in Hampden County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
The Girls and Boys of Bemisuwka
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
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.
Inscribed with the names of area World War II Veterans including three who were Killed in Action
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, World II.
Location. 42° 8.818′ N, 72° 35.367′ W. Marker is in Chicopee, Massachusetts, in Hampden County. Memorial is on Pvt Szot Drive south of Front Street, on the right when traveling south. Monument is located in Chicopee's Frank J. Szot Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chicopee MA 01020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 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. ¼ mile away); Lt. Gen. Arthur MacArthur (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicopee.
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