Interesting Places I've Photographed
Topic: Sculptures of Springfield
GPS: N42° 06.044; W072° 35.374
The Marine Memorial is located in Court Square in downtown Springfield.
Several monument line the sidewalk on the west side of Court Square. The Marine Memorial is in the center between the Vietnam and Korean monuments.
This memorial is in a landscaped setting, flanked by benches and behind a bed of flowers. A 4' by 5' by 1' rough cut round granite base is set upright. The front is adorned with a bronze relief sculpture of the Marine insignia. An eagle is standing on globe which is showing the western hemisphere. An anchor is set behind the globe at a 45 degree angle.
A plaque below the insignia is inscribed:
TO ALL MARINES
A granite plaque below the monument is inscribed:
1775 - NOV. 10 - 1975
OUR MARINES CELEBRATE 200
YEARS OF VALOROUS SERVICE BY
A RELAY RUN FROM TUN TAVERN
TO SPRINGFIELD AND BY
REDEDICATION OF THIS MONUMENT