UMass Boston workers have been hard at work helping out with the clean up the 20 shrubs that were cut up by a saw last month and will replace the ropes and flags that were cut down Replanting of new shrub and landscaping is scheduled for the spring in addition to repairs to the damaged monument.
UMass Boston will contribute $15,000 toward the full restoration of the memorial. “UMass Boston is very proud of the veteran community on our campus and in the neighborhoods around us,” said Interim Chancellor Katherine Newman. “While we deplore the vandalism that recently damaged the monument to veterans of the Vietnam War, we are proud to contribute the remaining resources needed to fully fund the restoration of this memorial.”
Talk about being a good neighbor!
If you would like to help with a donation, you can visit here!
Image via UMass Office of Communications/via photographer Harry Brett
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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