On May 31, 1962, the Veterans War Memorial was dedicated at Montpelier High School. Montpelier Mayor Ernest H. Colburn, Veterans from The American Legion Post #3Commander Curtis Johnson, VFW Post #792 Commander Fred LaDue, Clergymen, Camp Fire Girls and the Montpelier High School Band as well as 150 townspeople. Rev. Charles Davignon offered the invocation and Rev. Albert Anderson performed the benediction. Harry White was the Master of Ceremonies and stood with City Manager Ralph Irving. An Honor Guard from Montpelier Post #3 & VFW Post #792 fired a salute to the war dead. Robert Pratt & George Edson played Taps. The Montpelier High School Band played the National Anthem.
Also attending were Superintendent of Schools, Philip Mathewson, oldest Vermont Officer in the Spanish-American War Edward Prouty.
On the center shaft of the shrine are these words:
“Dedicated to the glory of almighty God in memory of Montpelier men and women who by their unselfish patriotism have advanced the American ideals of liberty and the universal brotherhood of all mankind”
Above these lines are inscribed:
“To those who sacrificed their lives in our country’s Wars.”

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