On Monday, September 11, 2017, Patriot’s Day, at 11AM, the Barre Flags for Veterans Committee will dedicate two memorials to 10 veterans in Elmwood Cemetery in Barre. Through the years these veterans’ resting places have been lost due to erosion and possible vandalism.
These memorials are two slant markers designed by Gino Tosi, and manufactured by Rock of Ages. They show the names, dates of birth and death, and the units that the veteran serves with in the conflicts they volunteered for.
Two served in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. In September, 1814, Barre Town sent every male over the age of 16 (about 125) except a peg leg Revolutionary War veteran and a clergyman to the battery in Burlington.
Five are Civil War veterans, including an Alabama man who served 2.25 years in the 7th Vermont infantry, and returned to live, marry, and work in Barre after the war.
The service at Elmwood Cemetery will include invited guests, the playing of taps, and a rifle salute. You are cordially invited to come and participate in this dedication.