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Town Hall WWI and John Bryant Plaque (Memorials)

FAIRHAVEN MEMORIALS                                     

Location: Town Hall, 40 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA

TO HONOR
THE CITIZENS OF FAIRHAVEN
WHO SERVED IN THE
WORLD WAR 1914 – 1918
THIS TABLET IS PLACED HERE BY
THE
FAIRHAVEN IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION
*      *      *      *      *
THEY FOUGHT FOR PEACE AND HONOR


Dedication of the plaque was held on Memorial Day 1943

     Veterans and their auxiliaries attended Memorial services at the Center Methodist Church Sunday morning at 11 o’clock in a body.  The Rev. David Carter is pastor of the Church.
       Mrs. Flavel M. Gifford, president of the Improvement Association, opened the brief ceremony at the Town Hall at 2 p.m. and Miss Catherine Jordan, who served as president of the association last year when it was voted to purchase the plaque, presented it to the town.  Dr. Harold E. Kerwin, chairman of the board of selectmen, accepted the memorial in behalf of the town and Authur S. Richards, commandeer of Post 166, American Legion, voiced the veterans’ appreciation.  The Fairhaven High School Band, under the direction of Miss Elizabeth Hastings, played opening and closing selections.
Source: newspaper article dated June 3, 1943 from the Millicent Library archives.

Location: Town Hall, 40 Center Street, Fairhaven MA

IN GRATEFUL AND ENDURING MEMORY OF
JOHN I BRYANT
VETERAN OF THE U-S REGULAR ARMY
CITIZEN OF THIS TOWN

IN RECOGNITION OF HIS ABILITY AND INTEGRITY
IN PUBLIC OFFICE – THE EXTENDED EFFICIENT
SERVICE RENDERED TO HIS FELLOW CITIZENS
THIS TABLE IS PLACED HERE
BY VOTE OF THE TOWN OF FAIRHAVEN
1929

The bronze tablet to the memory of John I. Bryant has been placed in the Town hall.  This is a fitting tribute to the man who labored so faithfully for the town’s welfare – Fairhaven Annual Report, 1930.  Mr. Bryant was a former selectman and was dedicated to serving the Town of Fairhaven.