The 6th Middlesex Regiment fires a salute.
The 6th Middlesex Regiment fires a salute. (Julia Malakie / Nashoba Valley Voice)

The Middlesex Global War on Terror Veterans Monument was dedicated last Saturday, seven years in the making Local supporters raised $200,000 for the monument, which honors fallen military members and those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. The monument features a small rotary walkway surrounding a five-point star representing the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard.


Robert Knight, left, and his friend Mike Krygowski, both of Rindge, N.H., and a Rindge veterans’ group, take part.
Robert Knight, left, and his friend Mike Krygowski, both of Rindge, N.H., and a Rindge veterans' group, take part. (Julia Malakie / Nashoba Valley Voice)


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Francisco Urena, secretary of the state Department of Veterans Services, speaks.
Francisco Urena, secretary of the state Department of Veterans Services, speaks. (Julia Malakie / Nashoba Valley Voice)

Dedication for the G.W.O.T. monument.
Dedication for the G.W.O.T. monument. (Julia Malakie / Nashoba Valley Voice)

Sponsored blocks along the monuent walkway.
Sponsored blocks along the monuent walkway. (Julia Malakie / Nashoba Valley Voice)

Retired New York Fire Department Capt. Eugene Kananowicz speaks.
Retired New York Fire Department Capt. Eugene Kananowicz speaks. (Julia Malakie / Nashoba Valley Voice)