There are many who write about the famed ‘Buddies’ monument in Jaffrey New Hampshire. It stands 16 feet tall and was carved from a single block of stone by sculptor Virgo “Viggo” Brandt-Ericksen. But no one seems to known much about, or at least write about, those actually honored by the memorial.
Thankfully I had help from a friend, Richard S. Marsh, a talented photographer who gives freely of his time and talent. I recommend that visitors to the lovely town of Jaffrey should stop by the Public Library. Garrett Brinton and the Jaffrey Public Library Director, Julie M. Perrin, both were helpful in my quest to learn more about the war veterans. The “Buddies” monument is only steps away from the front door of their building. The monument is located at 21 NH-124 (Main Street) in Jaffrey NH. Continue reading