Massachusetts served her country with pride in all the major wars. Below you will find a sample of memorials and links to town war memorial pages across the Commonwealth. If you know of a war memorial and do not see it listed here please email it to our Web Manager. Check out our war memorials trail
Massachusetts WWII Memorial
Battleship Cove is home to the official Massachusetts memorial to all residents killed in service to their nation during World War II. Located on board the USS Massachusetts, this memorial symbolizes the eternal gratitude of a proud Commonwealth and nation.
Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial
The Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial, in Green Hill Park, Worcester, was given and dedicated by a grateful Commonwealth to the honor and sacrifice of all its citizens who served in the armed forces of the United States of America from 1955-75. The memorial was dedicated in 2002 at a ceremony that paid special tribute to those whose names are inscribed on the memorial, as well as honored all Vietnam veterans.
World War I Memorial
World War II Memorial
Robert Gould Shaw & The 54th Regiment
54th Infantry, 55th Infantry, 5th Cavalry Memorial
Ashburton Park American Revolutionary War Memorial
Back Bay Fens, Vietnam War Memorial
Bunker Hill Monument
Captain John Foster Williams Memorial
Charlestown Vietnam Veterans War Memorial
Charlestown Civil War Memorial
Col. William Prescott Monument
Civil War Monument
Commodore John Barry
Dorchester Vietnam War Memorial
Dorchester Civil War Soldiers Monument
Dorchester Vietnam War Memorial
Ft. Warren, Georges Island
General Washington Statue, Boston Public Garden
General John Glover
Marquis de Lafayette
South Boston Korean War Memorial
South Boston Vietnam War Memorial
Partisans Statue: World Trade Center Bridge, Sculptor Andrzes Pitynski, dedicated in 1883. The statue depicts five Polish freedom fighters, who battled Nazism then Communism, originally on Boston Common then moved to WTC bridge.
Beacon Hill Memorial Column: Behind State House off Bowdoin St, Sculptor Charles Bullfinch, dedicated in 1790, moved in 1811 and recreated in 1990. This memorial is dedicated to those who fell during the Revolution and the first in the country to honor heroes of the American Revolution.
Honor of All Veterans: Inside State House, Sculptor Emilius Ciampa, Bronze Plaque. This memorial honors veterans of US Armed Forces who served in WWI.
War Nurses Memorial: Inside State House, Sculptor Bela Pratt, dedicated in 1911. This memorial is in memory of all nurses of all wars.
Hungarian Freedom Monument: Liberty Square, Sculptor E. Gyuri Hollosy, dedicated in 1968. Dedicated to Hungarian Freedom Fighters who fought against repression and were brutally suppressed and killed by the Russians in 1956.
Thermopylae: City Hall Plaza, Sculptor Dimitiri Hadzi, dedicated in 1966. Tribute to the brave Spartans who fought at the pass of Thermopylae against massive Persian Army.
New England Holocaust Memorial: in front of Union Oyster House, Sculptor Stanley Saitowitz, dedicated in 1995. Commemorating all victims of the Holocaust, six glass towers representing Nazi death camps.
Massachusetts Beirut Memorial: adjacent Columbus Park, Sculptor – Schreiber Associates dedicated in 1992. Honors Massachusetts Marines who served primarily as peacekeepers during Lebanese Civil War and were killed in Beirut terrorist attack in 1983.
Old North Church Memorial Garden: Paul Revere Mall, created by Reverend Patricia Handloss and dedicated to those who lost their lives in Iraq or Afghanistan, the memorial consists of nameless dog tags to represent the fallen heroes.
Spanish-American War Mural: Inside the State House behind Roger Wolcott statue.There are several murals behind the statue commemorating the 6th MA Regiment in Civil War, Spanish-American War, Puerto Rico liberation and WWI.
Other Military Leaders:
Thomas Cass Statue – Public Garden, Civil War
Joseph Hooker Equestrian Statue – State House, Civil War
George Patton Statue – Esplanade, WWII
Kosciuszko Statue – Public Garden, Revolutionary War
William Prescott Statue – Charlestown, Revolutionary War
General Alexander Scammell Memorial-Revolutionary War-Scammel Cemetery, Depot Street
Civil War Memorial-Town Common
WWI Memorial-In Front of Town Hall
John Peterson Memorial-Vietnam-Front of Town Hall
Veterans Memorial-Front of the Middle School
Marcel Creapeau-WWII/KoreaW-Douglas & Pond Streets
Memorial for WWII/Korea/Vietnam/Desert Storm/Panama/Afghanistan/Iraq-Town Common
Edgell Memorial Library: The Framingham History Center is the steward of the Edgell Memorial Library —a beautiful Civil War memorial built in 1872—at 3 Oak Street on the south side of the Framingham Town Common. In front stands the statue of a Civil War soldier sculpted by Martin Milmore.
World War II Peace Memorial, next to the federal courthouse on Concord Street, in between Guadalcanal and Oran Roads.
Gettysburg Address in Franklin
The Hopkinton Library: 13 Main Street. The library was built as a war memorial, and the names of soldiers who gave their lives in that war are listed on the front of the library. In the 1890s, the people of Hopkinton began to discuss the idea of building a war memorial. Because the town also needed a library, the two concepts were combined and the building was completed in 1895.
World War I doughboy: Hopkinton Common (Route 135 and Ash Streets) erected during World War II.
“Hiker-Volunteer” Monument, Bates Avenue, honoring those who served in the Spanish-American war, was completed in 1902. It is opposite the Grand Army of the Republic Monument.
World War II and the Korean Conflict, Marlborough City Hall, Main Street
Women’s Veteran Memorial, Maple at Brigham Street
Civil War Memorial, Monument Square, at the intersection of Main and West Main Street.
Medford Vietnam War Memorial
Soldiers Monument just off Main Street in Evergreen Cemetery. Soldiers Monument, Medway’s only military memorial statue, was dedicated by James H. Sargent Post, Grand Army of the Republic
Medway Civil War Memorial: located across from the Medway Police Station at the intersection of Cottage and Village
Matondi Square: at the intersection of Village and Holliston Street. Matondi Square (formerly Monument Square but renamed to honor Col. Michael Matondi, veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam) has war memorials from every war and conflict from the Revolutionary War through Desert Storm. In addition to the afore-mentioned wars, WWI, the War of 1812, the Spanish American War and the war on terrorism are also acknowledged on monuments in Matondi Square.
Civil War Monument on the north side of Natick Common, East Central Street and Main Street. Includes large plinth surrounded by cannons.
Praying Indian Monument on Pond Street near Natick Common – Inscribed stone monument listing names of Praying Indian combatants in the American Revolution.
Morse Institute Library Roll of Honor, 14 East Central Street. -Monumental listing of over 1,000 Natick veterans from WWI through Vietnam.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial at the Natick Center railway station, 1 Walnut Street. Includes monument to those lost in the conflict.
Norwood World War I Memorial
Saugus Civil War Memorial
Saugus Vietnam War Memorial
Somerville Union Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Wakefield Soldiers & Sailors Monument
Woburn Civil War Monument
Woburn World War I Memorial
North of Boston
Andover Vietnam War Memorial
Billerica Vietnam War Memorial
Burlington War Memorial
Concord Civil War Monument
Concord John Buttrick Memorial
Danvers Vietnam War Memorial
Gloucester Dual War Memorial
Gloucester, Merchant Mariners Anchor
Haverhill World War I Memorial
Haverhill Korean War Memorial: G.A.R. Park
Lexington, Battle of Lexington Monument
Lynn Vietnam War Memorial
Marblehead Vietnam War Memorial
Middleton Vietnam War Memorial
North Adams Soldier Monument
Peabody Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Peabody World War I Memorial
Pepperell, Bunker Hill Memorial
Sudbury, Washington’s Route Marker
Sudbury Revolutionary War Memorial
Wakefield, “The Hiker” Spanish American War Memorial
Wenham Civil War Monument
South of Boston
Bridgewater Multi War Memorial
Fall River, Daniel “Prince” Page Indian
Hull, Memorial to French Soldiers at Ft. Independence
Marion Civil War Memorial
Middleboro Vietnam War Memorial
Plymouth, Alexanander Scammell Memorial
Quincy World War I “Doughboy” Memorial
Quincy Vietnam War Memorial Clock Tower
Quincy Vietnam POW Memorial
Raynham Civil War Monument
Swansea Veterans Memorial Green, 385 GAR Highway
Taunton WWI Memorial Plaque
Taunton Vietnam War Memorial
Taunton World War I “Doughboy” Statue Memorial
Weymouth Vietnam War Memorial
Cape Cod & The Islands
The Soldiers’ Memorial Fountain at Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs, originally unveiled in August of 1891, by Charles Strahan, a former Confederate soldier and publisher of the Martha’s Vineyard Herald. He erected the memorial in honor of Union Civil War veterans.
National Cemetery, Bourne
Hyannis Korean War Memorial
Nantucket Soldiers and Sailors Monument (Civil War)
Monument Square (Main, Upper Main, Milk and Gardner)
Erected 1874 in memory of the 73 Nantucket men who died in the Civil War.
Nantucket Town & County Building
Two monuments honor those who served in the wars that followed the Civil War. A large red brick monument is dedicated to Nantucketers who served in World War I, World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War. The newest monument is dedicated to those who served in Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield.
Ashburnham Soldiers Monument
Ashburnham World War I Monument
Barre World War I Monument
Belchertown Soldiers Monument
Brimfield Civil War Obelisk
Brimfield Revolutionary War Monument
Brookfield Civil War Monument
Charlton Civil War Monument
Civil War Monument
Spanish American War Memorial
Korean, WWII, and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Next to the town Hall on Church St.
Douglas Civil War Monument
Douglas, Statue to the Revolutionary and Civil War Veterans
Dudley World War I Memorial
Fitchburg World War Memorial
Gardner Vietnam War Memorial
Hardwick Civil War Monument
Ladd & Whitney Memorial, Lowell
Littleton World War I Memorial
Leominster, Monument Square Historic District
Northbridge Civil War Monument
Northbridge World War I Memorial
Shrewsbury Civil War Monument
Shrewsbury Lexington Alarm Responders
Southbridge Civil War Memorial
Southbridge World War I Memorial
Southbridge Vietnam War Memorial
Sturbridge Civil War Monument
Strubridge Veterans Memorial
Townsend Civil War Monument
Uxbridge Civil War Memorial
Ware Civil War Monument
Ware, Lexington Alarm Monument
Warren Civil War Monument
Webster Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Webster Vietnam War Memorial
Westminster Great Rebellion Memorial
Worcester Soldiers Memorial
Worcester World War I Memorial
War Memorial Tower, Mt. Greylock, Adams
The Greylock War Memorial was erected by the Commonwealth in 1932 (dedicated in 1933) as the state’s war memorial. The inscription on the Tower reads, “Erected by Massachusetts in grateful recognition of the loyalty and sacrifice of her sons and daughters in war.”
Two monuments in front of the Town Hall
One to the veterans from Revolutionary War to World War II
the second one to those who served in Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm
Cheshire Berkshire Volunteer Patriots in Bennington Battle
Chicopee Civil War Memorial
Chicopee Soldiers Memorial
Chicopee Vietnam War Memorial
Deerfield Civil War Monument
Easthampton Pulaski Monument
Egremont Citizens Memorial
The Elk On The Trail, WWI Memorial, Florida
Great Barrington Civil War Monument “Victory”
Greenfield Soldiers Monument
Hampden Great World War Monument
Holyoke Civil War Monument
Holyoke, Vietnam War Memorial
Lee, James Burt Veterans Memorial Park
Lenox Paterson – Egleston Monument
Monson Soldiers Monument
Monterey Roll of Honor
New Salem World War Monument
Intersection of Route 2 and Eagle Street
Memorial to all North Adams residents who served in all the wars
Intersection of Eagle, Church, Main and East Main Streets
Civil War memorial
Northampton Unknown Fallen Heroes Monument
Northampton, General Casimir Pulaski Memorial
Otis, General Henry Knox with Cannon Sculpture
Pittsfield Civil War Memorial
Shutesbury World War I Monument
South Hadley Civil War Monument
Springfield Seacoast Mortar Memorial
Springfield, Period of the Revolutionary War Plaque
Springfield Civil War Monument
Stockbridge Great War of Rebellion Monument
Stockbridge War Memorial Park
Stockbridge Vietnam War Memorial
Westfield Civil War Memorial
Westfield, General Shepard Monument
West Springfield Vietnam War Memorial
Wilbraham Soldiers Monument
Williamstown Soldiers Monument
Williams College Campus
Thompson Memorial Chapel
Memorial to Williams students who served in World War I
Civil War Memorial in front of Griffin Hall