New memorial honors all of Woburn’s war veterans
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Flaherty said he decided to fund the memorial in part to honor the memory of his late father, John J. Flaherty, a World War II veteran whose name was not listed on the World War II memorial. “And I like doing stuff for the city,” he said.
“It was a community effort,” said Flaherty, who is a member of the Friends group. “A lot of people were involved. My part was pretty easy . . . I paid for it.”
Shure prepared a final design and built the memorial in September. A Vermont company supplied the granite and did the etching work.
The money raised before Flaherty stepped in will be set aside in a fund to provide for perpetual maintenance of the monument. For now, some of it will be used to add about 150 names that the Friends learned about only after the etching was completed.
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