Knoll Restoration Project
Special Thanks To:
Mayor Rob Dolan
Vietnam Veteran Jim Keane
Melrose Veterans Advisory Board
Melrose Veteran Services
Melrose Department of Public Works
President of the Board of Alderman Bill Forbes
Melrose Board of Alderman
Private Donation from the family of a Melrose WWII veteran
The city's WWI monument, known commonly as "The Knoll," received a much needed face lift in 2013. Thanks to a community-wide effort, the monument was restored to its original intention of honoring the 32 Melrose residents who perished during the First World War.
Phase One of this project began in the summer of 2013, adding irrigation for future plantings, removing dying trees, removing decaying brick stairways and most notably, providing a proper tribute at the front of the memorial for the community to view and honor.
The City unveiled the new design by raising the three flags over the 32 names on Veterans Day 2013. Special guest Lt Steven Harris, former POW and Melrose resident was on hand to help raise the POW flag.
Phase Two of this project is ongoing and more information will be available to the public soon.
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