Year-long historical series in Springfield to honor WWII veterans

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield’s former Classical High School is an educational hub once again, helping observe the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

The 1899 building across from the Springfield Library and Museums Quadrangle ceased to be a high school in the mid-1980s. Since then it has been the Classical Condominiums.

On Sunday a series of programs began, which honors the role of Springfield servicemen and women during World War II. In particular, those who received their high school education at Classical.

“We tackled it because people need to remember the heroes of World War II,” Historical Classical Inc. board member, Josephine Sarnelli, told 22News. “What better way to do it than with a series of programs, some of them are classical high school graduates.”

The final program next November will feature a tribute to “the greatest generation.”

22News will issue reminders about the upcoming dates and substance of each of the World War II history programs at Classical Condominiums.

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