Weymouth residents have a very proud and rich history of rising to the call of service to their country. During World War II over 3500 Weymouth men and women entered the ranks of our Armed Forces to defend their country.
This "Greatest Generation", as they would become known, stood in long lines to volunteer in our time of need.Their actions would secure our freedom and, in turn, set the course of history. They responded in very large numbers, leaving the comforts of home and family to serve in foreign lands facing untold dangers. Many were either killed in action or shed their blood in order to insure that our freedom and democratic way of life would survive.
More now than ever we are reminded of these sacrifices made by a generation which is rapidly dying off. An estimated 1,000 to 1,200 veterans of World War II die each day, and their stories, unless recorded, die with them. It is our hope that in some small way we can capture a piece of this valuable history with this memorial, dedicated to the brave Weymouth men and women who served so selflessly and gave so much yet asked for so little.
Please spend some time reflecting on the sacrifices that each of these veterans made for us as you search our database and learn more about these amazing individuals.
If you have information that you wish to share about a Weymouth World War II veteran, please use the "Register a Veteran" link at the top of this page. You can use this form to register or add to the profile of a Weymouth veteran. There is a story behind each and every one of them and it begs to be captured and told to generations to come. With your help we can fill in the many blanks and create a comprehensive and lasting memorial to these brave men and women.
For more information about this project, or to volunteer to gather veteran information for our memorial please contact:
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