South View: Weymouth, 1929

On the brink of a new trauma, recalling the last one

Globe File 1929

The Wall Street crash that set off the Great Depression had begun just 2½ weeks earlier, but the crowd that gathered in Weymouth on Nov. 11, 1929 for the unveiling of that town’s Veterans’ Memorial Wall was thinking not of the future but of the past — specifically, of local heroes who had given their lives in World War I. The wall, located next to Town Hall at the Ralph Talbot Amphitheater, is currently undergoing an $800,000 renovation.


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