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Ground broken for Puerto Rican Veterans Monument in South End

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  November 20, 2012 12:55 PM

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(Isabel Leon/City of Boston)

City officials and local leaders break ground on the Puerto Rican Veterans Monument at the Puerto Rican Veterans Monument Square at the corner of Washington and West Dedham streets.

A monument to honor all Puerto Rican men and women who served in America's wars began to come to fruition this week after years of work and planning.

Local leaders and city officials helped break ground for the Puerto Rican Veterans Monument on Tuesday in the square at the corner of Washington and West Dedham streets in the South End.

The monument is designed to honor all Puerto Rican men and women who served in the US military from the Spanish-American War to the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.

A group of Puerto Rican veterans in Massachusetts launched a fund-raising campaign for the monument two years ago.

The monument is being built in the Puerto Rican Veterans Monument Square next to the monument for the 65th Infantry, an all-Puerto Rican infantry unit that fought in the Korean War.

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(Isabel Leon/City of Boston)

The new monument honoring Puerto Rican veterans is being built near the existing monument honoring the 65th Infantry, an all-Puerto Rican infantry unit that fought in the Korean War.


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