Lt. John Vincent Power ’37 Memorial Statue Rededicated and Restored

Telegram & Gazette
November 28th, 2016 by 


In honor of Veteran’s Day, the city of Worcester rededicated and restored the John Vincent Power Memorial—a bronze statue in honor of the late Lt. John Vincent Power—to its original bronze finish, according to a recent Telegram & Gazette article.

A Worcester native, Power graduated from the College of the Holy Crossin 1937. Power enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942, amid World War II, he was subsequently killed in combat, “but not before displaying courage under fire” which would earn him the Medal of Honor. The Telegram & Gazette writes that Wednesday’s rededication ceremony “culminated with the laying of a wreath in front of the memorial, which was originally dedicated in 1947.”

“I think [restoring the statue] says a lot about the community,” about “who it chooses to honor, and how it chooses to maintain those memorials. I think today is testimony to the pride we that have as a community, and the honor we have for Lt. Power, and for all the other men and women who served our nation,” City Manager Edward Augustus told the local paper.

Read the full article on telegram.com.

This “Holy Cross in the News” item by Kelsey Littlefield ‘17

Related Information:
Nov. 10, MassLive: Worcester remembers war hero Lt. John Vincent Power on eve of Veteran’s Day 
Nov. 10, Worcester Magazine: City celebrates memorial for WWII Medal of Honor recipient 

For additional information, please contact Jessica Kennedy at 508-793-2419.

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