South Weymouth in Norfolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Shea Field Memorial Grove
The Grove consists of 32 trees dedicated to Medal of Honor Recipients from Norfolk and Plymouth counties; the A-4 aircraft, which served at the NAS South Weymouth, to commemorate the two closed Air Stations, the CDR Jack Shea dedication plaque, a flag pole with yardarm to fly the American Flag, the POW/MIA pennant and military banner; and 12 benches located around the Grove for people to relax while in the Grove.
The Grove is a living memorial to teach visitors about their history and will also give the residents and schools a place to hold ceremonies, a place to hold a class on history, or a placed to go to rest and reflect.
LTjg Rob Squadrito and Marilyn Anderson of the NAS Public Works Department designed the Memorial, the South Weymouth Sea Beas constructed the Grove and the Association of Naval Aviation, Patriot Squadron, was the Superintendent of the project. The Patriot
The Shea Field Memorial Grove was dedicated on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 1997, the POW/MIA Monument memorialized September 27, 1998, and the Shipmate Memorial was unveiled May 15, 1999. The benches are dedicated to US Navy Groups or US Navy Personnel.
Captain Paul R. Haley, USNR, who as the State Representative for Weymouth petitioned the State Legislature to provide a grant for the construction of the Grove. The Legislature awarded the grant November 2, 1997.
Erected 1997 by The Association of Naval Aviation, Patriot Squadron.
Location. 42° 9.867′ N, 70° 56.717′ W. Marker is in South Weymouth, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Memorial Grove Avenue and Shea Memorial Drive on Memorial Grove Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weymouth MA 02188, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk (within shouting distance of this marker); History of NAS South Weymouth (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); First School House in Weymouth The First Church in Weymouth (approx. 4½ miles away); Abigail Adams Birthplace (approx. 4.7 miles away); Abigail Adams Cairn (approx. 5½ miles away); Adams National Historical Park (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Weymouth.
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