Monday, May 25, 2009

The Other Memorial

While an observance was held at the War Memorial at Crescent and East Seventh, this one on the grounds of City Hall was not visited. Flags and a wreath had been placed at the memorial, which was erected through the efforts of citizens and was dedicated on Memorial Day 2001.

On four of its five sides, names of Plainfielders who gave their lives in major 20th Century wars are inscribed.
The largest group by far is from World War II.

The monument is set in the middle of a brickwork five-pointed star.

If you are near City Hall anytime soon, take a look at this monument and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

--Bernice Paglia


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lamson williams. Brother of disgraced former US Senator Harrison Williams, a onetime City of Plainfield councilman.

6:08 PM  

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