Celebrating Memorial Day at the Puerto Rican Veterans Memorial

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The Puerto Rican Veteran’s Monument Square Association invites the community at large to commemorate our fallen heroes this Memorial Day, May 29, 2017.  The ceremony will be held from 2pm-4pm at the Puerto Rican Veterans Monument Square, 1440 Washington Street, South End Boston, in front of the Holy Cross Cathedral.

Invited guest include Charlie Baker, Governor of Massachusetts; Marty Walsh, Mayor of Boston; Raymond Flynn, former Mayor of Boston; PRVMSA Board Members; community leaders; elected officials; veterans; families; and friends.

The Puerto Rican Veterans Memorial, first of its kind nationwide, consists of a bronze monument representing a male and a female soldier. Unveiled on November 19, 2013, the memorial encompasses the sacrifices made by Puerto Rican Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces from the Revolutionary War to present. Visitors will find two other monuments at the square: a bust of Roberto Clemente, unveiled in 2016 to honor his service as a U.S. Marine and the original monument, installed in 1999, recognizing the valor of the 65th Infantry Regiment Borinqueneers of Puerto Rico. In addition, commemorative bricks pave the paths inscribed with the names of veterans and supporters of this monument.

This historical landmark provides a space for future generations to venerate all those who have worn the uniform of the four branches of the United Stated military with honor, loyalty, and distinction to preserve the liberty that America enjoys today.

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 descent who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces since the founding of the United States.