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This bronze memorial flagpole base is in bad shape and much of the lettering has worn off. The memorial commemorates the students of Peabody High School who served in World War I seventeen of whom died of the six hundred who served. The bottom of the memorial contains all of the names inscribed upon it and above the names are a series of seven statues in the round. The figures are classical including the goddess Columbia calling young men to war; one young man hugs his mother and goes off to war and returns victorious. A final figure represents Grief and the nation mourning for her lost sons. The memorial was dedicated in 1923 and sculpted by Frank Vittor.

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