Support Our Efforts Today!
The living memory of WWII will soon have passed away. Those that served and remain will soon pass away too and there will then be no one to tell the story. We welcome stories of WWII that are true and printable. If you have one, please submit it to our Gloucester post office address: PO Box 634, Gloucester, MA 01930.
There was no memorial to the veterans of WWII in Gloucester, but there is one now! The WWII Memorial Committee still needs your financial help.
Our memorial was dedicated on the 4th of July 2006 at 9:30 in the morning for a crowd of nearly 1,000 people. It was an honorable ceremony, which gave homage to our heroes. Please explore our homepage to view pictures of the event and of our memorial.
Our second task is to maintain this website. It should be a place to reference the names of all of Gloucester’s WWII veterans. We also want this website to include a photograph of each veteran in uniform, to acknowledge the long-term veteran residents of Gloucester, and to share relevant stories and history pieces from the times. Please submit photographs to our Gloucester post office address: PO Box 634, Gloucester, MA 01930.
Our third task is still in progress; we are continuing to raise money such that we may always have sufficient funds to maintain the memorial site in its original and beautiful condition over a long period of time. Landscaping, lighting, cleaning and other upkeep will be funded by our perpetual care fund.
Finally, we have published a memorial book including most of what we have on the website, such as photos, stories, lists of veterans, and other information. If you would like a copy, please contact the Veterans Center on Emerson Avenue.
We urge WWII Veterans and their families to continue to remember us with a donation in their will and also as a gift to the WWII Memorial when your loved veteran passes on. This will help us fund the perpetual care of the memorial for many years to come. Please send your donation now to honor the memory of all of those that gave so much in that heroic effort. Send your check to the WWII Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 634, Gloucester, MA 01930.