Armistice Day Observance, 1931

  • Armistice Day Observance, 1931
  • A crowd observes Armistice Day (Veterans' Day) in Swampscott on November 11, 1931, commemorating the anniversary of the end of World War I in 1918. The town's memorial to World War I veterans is located at Monument Square. Monument Square is the park-like gateway to Swampscott and the entrance to the Olmsted Subdivision. Its center is the intersection of Humphrey Street, Monument Avenue, and Burrill Street and is marked by a tall obelisk on a green triangular traffic island. The 30-foot granite obelisk is the Civil War Monument dedicated in 1883 to honor the 14 from Swampscott who died in the Civil War.-- from Swampscott Reconnaissance Report, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Essex National Heritage Commission, 2005.
  • View from the back of a crowd of people gathered along a Swampscott street. Flags are visible in the distance.
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  • 1931


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