Veterans Day Memorial in Granby ceremony and groundbreaking event

Hampshire County

GRANBY, Mass. (WWLP) – This Veterans Day the Town of Granby is looking towards the future.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday morning for a new Veterans Memorial coming to the town. The future memorial will be on the corner of North Street and Route 202. According to the U.S. census, as of 2019 there was 475 veterans living in Granby but the memorial will have 2,000 names.

The Granby Veterans Memorial Committee started planning the memorial all the way back in 2012 and has held events over the years to raise money for the memorial. The state gave a $35,000 grant for the project and $2,000 in a agricultural grant for the trees that will go around the memorial.

The project hopes to begin construction in Spring of 2022 and have the memorial completed by next Veterans Day.

The memorial will honor all of Granby’s veterans who have served in the armed forces since the civil war.
The following are the names of all who will be included on the memorial:

1917 to 1919 | World War I

  • David M. Clark
  • Edward Day

1942 to 1945 | World War II

  • Roger Bachand
  • Theodore Boczon
  • Wallace H. Boy
  • James B. Buckley Jr.
  • David G. Canney
  • Carl J. Choinacki
  • Albert A. Desjardins
  • Albert G. Fortier
  • John T. Healey
  • Frank A. Hudgik
  • Robert E. Johnson
  • Edward J. Kelly
  • Frank C. LaBorde
  • Michael G. Leocopoulos
  • James R. Snyder
  • Ernest E. Trompke
  • Dwight J. Tucker

1950 to 1953 | Korean War

  • Donald W. Bessette
  • Norman J. Buzzard
  • John F. Costello
  • Michael E. Cupak
  • Joseph A. Currier
  • Albert G. Fortier
  • Carlton L. Glasson
  • ​Roger Seraphin Labonte
  • Arthur J. Lempke
  • John William Marcy Jr
  • Paul W. Mugnier
  • Florent E. Perreault
  • Alfred G. Proulx
  • Lowell A. Shaw
  • David Clayton Sills
  • Ronald J. Slate
  • Charles P. Snyder
  • Frank Sousa
  • Daniel Francis Strain
  • Frank L. Warren
  • Edward F. Wright

1964 to 1975 | Vietnam War

  • Richard J. Aras
  • Roger S. Bowder
  • Roger Budd Jr.
  • David A. Canney
  • Richard P. Carver
  • Robert L. Couture
  • James E. Crosby Jr.
  • Michael E. Cupak
  • Joseph A. Currier
  • Bradford K. Deal
  • Richard J. Dent
  • David A. Desjardins
  • Lenny Desrochers
  • William E. Eskett
  • George J. Gleim
  • Rodney L. Hartbarger
  • Lance W. Reed
  • Kenneth J. Roberts
  • Thomas A. Rousell
  • H. Ken Scott
  • Charles D. Sharrow
  • Ronald J. Slate
  • Joseph R. Snopek
  • Donald F. Suchenicz
  • Bruce Whyte
  • James Whyte III
  • Glen R. Wiley
  • Paul Winch
  • Edward F. Wright
  • Donald Zebrowski

1982 to 1984 | Lebanon/Grenada

  • Robert E. Berge
  • William W. Berge
  • Rene L. Cote
  • John M. Costello
  • Edward C. Glasson
  • Kevin R. Hughes
  • Jeffrey M. Isabelle
  • Michael E. Labonte
  • Clark R. Noble
  • Anthony J. Rodrigues
  • Wayne A.Tack

1989 to 1990 | Panama

  • Robert Patruno
  • Edward C. Glasson
  • Daniel C. Morrissette
  • Robert Patruno

1990 to PRESENT | Persian Gulf / Afghanistan / Iraq

  • Alan W. Abar
  • Eric J. Alves
  • Michael S. Anastasovites
  • Deborah E. Ash
  • Jonathan R. Ash
  • Shaine D. Asselin
  • George A. Bahlke
  • Paul J. Barboza
  • Allen T. Barnes
  • Michael C. Barrick
  • Eric Basak
  • Patrick J. Beattie
  • Curtis A. Berge
  • William R Bergeron
  • Todd A. Bernashe
  • Shayne P. Burke
  • Richard F. Byrd
  • David F. Carbin
  • Robert W. Carmen
  • Daniel J. Carr
  • Elaine M. Chaloux
  • Jeffery T. Chamberlain
  • Robert R. Chauvin
  • Daniel Clark
  • Daniel R. Clark
  • Owen F. Connolly
  • Daniel A. Cote
  • Brian P. Crawford
  • Michael G. Cupak
  • Roger A. Dager
  • James P. Danehey
  • Stephanie R. Deprey
  • Dennis A. Desroches
  • John M. Destromp
  • Patrick C. Dooley
  • Scott M. Dorman
  • Paul A. Dufresne
  • Timothy J. Dunham
  • Peter A. Dutton
  • William Friedhofer
  • Eric H. Geissler
  • Mark D. Gilbert
  • Paul H. Gilman
  • Edward C. Glasson
  • Kevin P. Godbout
  • Michael P. Gosselin
  • Benjamin K. Goulet
  • Gerald A. Grasso
  • Richard Grinuk
  • Carlos M. Gutierrez
  • Edger F. Parent
  • Edward R. Parker
  • Jennifer F. Picard
  • Ronald A. Ploof
  • Karen S. Ploof-Cashatt
  • Fredrick J. Plouffe Jr
  • Melinda A. Pooler
  • Jason R. Pronovost
  • Alfred G. Proulx III
  • Glenn R. Quatacker
  • Christopher D. Quinlan
  • Samuel F. Quinlan
  • Nicole D. Remy
  • Jason R. Richard
  • Keith A. Richard
  • Sean E. Robbins
  • David P. Robert
  • John F. Robert
  • Theresa M. Robert
  • Jeffery R. Roule
  • Keith R. Rousselle
  • Ronald E. Saltarelli III
  • Karen S. Scott
  • Steven L. Seaha
  • Frederic P. Seiffert
  • Jeffrey A. Sills
  • John P. Skaza III
  • Charles E. Snyder
  • Timothy S. Sorrentino
  • Frank L. Stanley Jr
  • William A. Staryarsky
  • Sean R. Stuart
  • Richard S. Sulikowski
  • John A. Surette
  • Christopher W. Tack
  • Norma L Theriault
  • Jeremy C. Trombley
  • Eric D. Trompke
  • Sean R. Turconi
  • Matthew J. Vieu
  • Derek E. Watson
  • Stephen T. Weatherbee
  • John E. Wehr
  • Pamela J. White
  • Michael J. Zebrowski
  • Mark D. Haggan
  • David A. Harrop
  • Ronald L. Harrop
  • Daniel Roger Haska
  • Bryan F. Hauschild II
  • Benjamin A. Helm
  • Peter M. Hogan
  • Serin N. Houlberg
  • Derek J. Hughes
  • Richard A. Jedrey
  • Jenifer C. Juteau
  • Kevin Kachinski
  • Robert J. Kazalski
  • Daniel W. Keller
  • Gary Edward Kelly
  • John M. Kijak III
  • Jay S. Kinney
  • Kenneth H. Knight
  • Steve Z. Kukawka
  • Jane M. LaBorde
  • Steven G. Lacoste
  • Robert J. Lafleur III
  • Jeffery T. LaFrance
  • Kimberly L. Lane
  • Micael P. Leger
  • Jason E. Leonard
  • Robert D. Leclair
  • David P. Leydic
  • Fred C. Liguori
  • Corey P. Lopes
  • Corey Loranger
  • Wenda May Luff
  • Michael K. Malone Jr. 
  • Kelli Malouin-Lacoste
  • Andrew R. Marcil
  • Wendy A. Masiuk
  • Michael A. McCray
  • Sandra L. McCuskey
  • James D. McFarlane
  • David G. McLean
  • Robert J. Menard
  • William K. Mick
  • Eric J. Morley
  • Sandra C. Mundt
  • Matthew A. Myers
  • Chad M. Norman
  • Kevin F. O’Connell
  • Morgan S. Oneill
  • Jeffrey M. Paquin

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