A first of its kind monument to be unveiled in Boston dedicated to a segment of US Veterans who seldom receive recognition.
The Puerto Rican Veterans Monument Square Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization of U.S. military veterans and supporters who have come together to honor men and women of Puerto Rican origin who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces since the founding of the United States.
Currently they are on their last leg of unveiling a historic and first of its kind monument dedicated to this segment of US Veterans who seldom receive the recognition they deserve.
The project consists of a bronze monument representing a male and female U.S. soldier atop a granite foundation and includes bronze plaques, a plaza, flagpoles, landscaping, and fencing.
The historical unveiling will take place Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at noon, across from the Holy Cross Cathedral on 1440 Washington Street, Boston MA. The significance of this date resonates with every Puerto Rican, as it marks the Discovery of Puerto Rico, a holiday celebrated in their native land.
“La Libertad no es Gratis” (Freedom is not Free) will read on its inscription; a phrase often head said by Mr. Molina. .
This unveiling is a culmination of a long life dream of PRVMSA President, Jaime Rodriguez whose leadership was key for creating this historic landmark, first in the United States. The significance of this monument embodies the memory of the men and women that served and will be a testament to their valor for everyone that visits this Puerto Rican Veterans Memorial.
The Puerto Rican Veterans Monument Square Association, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Massachusetts non-profit corporation, is an organization of U.S. military veterans and their supporters who have come together to honor men and women of Puerto Rican origin who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces since the founding of the United States.
Additional information is available on the website, www.prvmsa.org.