PRESS: East Longmeadow Veterans Memorial

PRESS: East Longmeadow Veterans Memorial

Kevin Rothschild-Shea and Terry Glusko, Chairman of the Veterans Memorial Committee joined the team at Western Mass News to discuss the East Longmeadow Veterans Memorial project. You can watch the clip here.

ArchitectureEL Portfolio East Longmeadow Veterans War Memorial
East Longmeadow Veterans War Memorial

Exciting progress has been made on the East Longmeadow Veterans Memorial as the committee has applied for numerous grants, solicited donations from local businesses, run successful fundraisers, secured the entire plot of land in front of the East Longmeadow Senior Center, and received positive feedback through every step in the process. 

The committee has been fortunate to receive large corporate donations from sponsors like Big Y, Westfield Bank, and Monson Savings Bank. More recently, however, they’ve secured $500,000 from the town of East Longmeadow! This leaves about $95,000 left to raise. The committee has secured materials for the build including flags and flag poles, pavers, and an electric system to light the memorial. 

This star-shaped memorial will fly nine flags, while one of the black granite stones will feature the medallions of each branch of the service. Each granite stone will be beveled on top at a 45 degree angle and will have the names, written in gold, of those who sacrificed their lives. To the right of the Memorial will be a small park which will feature flowers, park benches and a battle cross monument for those to reflect. This memorial will be a beautiful, reflective place to honor East Longmeadow Veterans. 

To Assist: Donations can be made online through GoFundMe or sent directly to People Bank 201 North Main St. E.L. MA, 01028- RE: East Longmeadow Veterans Committee. Additionally, Paver Bricks forms can be found at the East Longmeadow Senior Center, 328 N. Main St. East Longmeadow MA, 01028 and the American Legion Post 293, 3 Legion Ct. E.L. MA, 01028. Paver Bricks are $125.