Each of the 111 pictures represents a Wakefield resident who gave their life for their country in wars ranging from the Spanish American War to Iraqi Freedom. The project included restoring and standardizing each picture for framing and placement in the display cases found in the pictures above.
The most important and unique feature of the old Veterans Memorial Auditorium was the pictures of honor ringing the hall space; however, the town and the board decided that in the new school, the pictures would take a position of prominence to promote honor and education. Residents and students will see the restored pictures whenever they enter the auditorium for functions.
Each picture will receive a label of the service members name and where possible, the service members military branch and history. The intent is to use the display for future research, adding stories about the fallen heroes lives for future generations to preserve and cherish.
The pictures will form a special part of the Veterans Day 2014 ceremony at the Middle School on Tuesday November 11 at 11 a.m. The pictures will also form a central part of the Galvin Middle School re-dedication on Saturday, November 15th at 5 p.m.