Memorial Day reminds us why monuments that define our communities exist Reply

The Belchertown town common with the Civil War Memorial.

The Belchertown town common with the Civil War Memorial.

War memorials are defining features of the landscape of the cities and towns that make up the Pioneer Valley, New England, and the United States. They are iconic fixtures that serve as focal points in, and sometimes symbols of, our town centers.Ā  Because most war memorials were there before most of us, it’s easy to take them for granted and forget why they were placed there in the first place. More…