Every time we smugly think we’ve seen everything Wellesley has to show, we come across something we’ve somehow never noticed before.
Take, for example, this 9/11 monument and flag next to The Local parking lot off of Washington and Forest Streets.
The plaque, attached to a stone and sitting beneath an American flag on a pole, looks ancient. But obviously it isn’t given that it honors Wellesley firefighters and police officers, and “the bravery of their New York City brethren at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.”
After asking around town, we received information from Marcia Alevizos (by way of Town Hall). Her family purchased the Wellesley Corner/Washington St./Forest St. block of stores and buildings in May 2001.
“During the 2001 late summer, we did a massive remodel/repair to the retail block as well as designed the grass area with the trees, flagpoles and plaque to commemorate all who passed away as well as assisted in the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy,” Alevizos writes.
Some 75 to 100 people attended a ceremony and dedication held in 2004 to thank those who served on 9/11/01, and to remember those who died.