World War II, Korea and Vietnam
August 16, 2003 - Noon - At the Commons Area near Pine Ridge Cemetery.
In memory of those residents of Hancock who served
in the Armed Forces of the United States of America
during World War II, Korea and Vietnam.
WAR MEMORIAL FUND GOAL ACHIEVED
The Hancock War Memorial Committee has announced the successful conclusion of the drive to raise monies to place a monument on the Common by Pine Ridge Cemetery and Old Dublin Road.
A boulder has been moved to the site and will be positioned in such a way as to best display a bronze plaque with the appropriate veterans' names.
Over the winter, the Committee will continue to search for names of men and women from Hancock who served in the Armed Forces during:
Our sincerest thanks go to all who sent in contributions. We also want to thank Scott Burnside who donated his time and equipment to lift and move the boulder (estimated to weigh 5-6 tons).
Committee hopes that this monument and its surrounding area
will become not only a tribute to those who served, but a
place which will enhance the Common and contribute to the
charm and beauty of our town.
The Hancock War Memorial Fund has been generously contributed to by many, and is approximately half way to its fund raising goal of $4000. T he memorial will be a large native bolder on which a bronze plaque will be placed honoring those residents of Hancock who served their country during World War II, The Korean War, and Viet Nam. The memorial will be located in the area between Old Dublin Road and Pine Ridge Cemetery. (There is now a fund raising sign in the approximate location across from the post office). Make your contribution to this worthy project by sending a check, payable to "Town of Hancock, War Memorial Fund"; mail to Town of Hancock Post Office Box 6, Hancock NH 03449.
FOR INCLUSION ON A NEW WAR MEMORIAL
March 2002 Town Meting, it was voted to authorize the
placement of a permanent memorial on the Town Common to
honor residents of Hancock who served in World War II,
Korea, or Vietnam. A committee of Jarvis Coffin, Common
Commissioner, Howard Weston, and Ray Pierce is working to
carry out this project.
The only apparent source of eligible names is the Memorial Board in the Town Office entryway. We are using that as the basis for information. If in doubt, please check that board. If someone you know is not on the board and is felt to be eligible, please contact one of the committee members listed below. At some future date the completed list of names will be published for a final review by anyone interested.
July 14, 2002