Official Presentation of Monument at Corner of Wash. & W.Dedham
On May 30th, 2011, the Association and supporters gathered at the current monument located across from the Cathedral of Holy Cross (1400 Washington Street
Boston) in the corner of Washington St. and West Dedham for a flower arrangement placement, Official Presentation of the Monument Design and announcement of future events.
The Puerto Rican Veterans Monument Square Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Massachusetts non-profit corporation, is an organization of U.S. military veterans and their supporters who have come together to honor men and women of Puerto Rican origin who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces since the founding of the United States.
The PRVMSA, through an extensive planning and decision making process, has selected as the most fitting form of tribute to Puerto Rican veterans the commissioning of a monument to be located at the corner of Washington and West Dedham Streets in Boston’s South End. This is the current site of a memorial plaque honoring Puerto Rico’s highly decorated 65th Infantry Regiment, which won distinction in the Korean Conflict.
The proposed project consists of a bronze monument representing a male and female U.S. soldier atop a granite foundation and includes bronze plaques, a plaza, flag poles, landscaping, and fencing. The concept has been illustrated by the well-known Boston sculptor Robert Shure, recipient of numerous commissions whose work stands at locations throughout New England and elsewhere.