My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge, Lowell, Massachusetts

PEARL HARBOR MEMORIAL BRIDGE
DEDICATED TO

ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL

WHO WERE ON THE ISLAND OF OAHU, HAWAII
ON 7 DECEMBER, 1941
A DAY THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY
The sign is on East Merrimack Street, on the opposite side of the canal is the Lowell auditorium.

December 7, 2015---From the Lowell National Historical Park facebook page.

At Lowell National Historical Park, and all across the country, flags fly at half staff in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. On December 7, 1941, some fifty Lowell natives were stationed in the Pearl Harbor area. Sadly, three became the city’s first casualties of World War II.
Private Arthur Boyle, a 23 year-old aviation mechanic from the Highlands and son of famed Lowell boxer "Phinney" Boyle, was lost at Hickham Field while trying to get U.S. airplanes out of their hangars. Seaman First Class Clifton Edmonds, a 24 year-old motorcycle enthusiast from Centralville who worked at the gas station at Bridge and 4th Streets, was lost aboard the USS Curtiss as it fought off attacking planes just outside of ‪#‎PearlHarbor‬. Chief Water Tender John Targ was born and raised in Lowell and moved to California in the 1930s, though much of his family remained in Lowell. He was working on the boilers of the USS Arizona when it exploded, and Targ, along with 1,102 of his shipmates, is entombed in the wreck of the ship at the USS Arizona Memorial.
We honor their memory and sacrifice and the memory of all who perished that day."

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