Stone memorial by middle school honored central Orleans vets in 1950

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 May 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – Phil Warne, a past commander for the American Legion in Albion, led the Memorial Day service in Albion in front of the middle school.

ALBION – The circular stone structure that serves as a flag holder and speaking platform in front of the Albion Middle School is actually a memorial that was erected in 1950 by the American Legion Sheret Post in Albion.

The memorial is dedicated to all veterans – “Heroes” – in World Wars from the central Orleans towns of Barre, Albion, Gaines and Carlton. It was built back when the middle school was the high school.

I didn’t realize it was a memorial until today. There is also a monument in front of that memorial to Vietnam Veterans from the community.