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Monument gets spruced up; city ready to respond

August 2, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Just in time for another round of public scrutiny, the World War I monument at the center of a simmering constitutional feud with a Wisconsin atheist group has gotten a makeover worthy of prime time.
The once-disintegrating masonry has been restored, the brass plaque bearing the names of the war dead has been professionally spiffed up, and the cross at the heart of the dispute gleams whiter than ever.

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It's a shame....

August 2, 2012 by skwerllee (not verified), 1 year 37 weeks ago
Comment: 1850

Many residents of Woonsocket have expressed that this monument is really, very, so extremely important. Yet before the FFRF contacted the city regarding its existence, it was crumbling and falling apart. It's shameful that it took the threat of its removal to get folks to pay any attention to it. Actions DO speak louder than words.

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