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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Veterans Memorials Restorations

Before and After Civil War Memorial

With Memorial Day in a few weeks, two of Reading’s most prominent memorials at Laurel Hill Cemetery recently completed a transformative restoration by Rob Surabian from Gravesite Preservation. Surabian began the work last week, donating the labor and materials as well, on both the Civil War Memorial and the Town’s War Memorial honoring men and women of Reading who served in World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. The War Memorial was erected in 1939 and the Civil War Memorial, the third such dedicated in the Commonwealth, was dedicated October 5, 1865 to all those who died in the “Great Rebellion.” For more information on the latter, please see this article below: Link to Massachusetts Civil War Monuments Project for Reading, MA


We extend our Thanks to Mr. Surabian for his dedication and generosity to the people of Reading. 

Before After Veterans War Memorial

Before and After Civil War Memorial

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