Nashua, New Hampshire has a rich military history. The local veteran organizations have never shirked their duty to recognize and remember those who have fallen. In compiling a list of World War I monuments in the city, it became clear that the desire of the WWI veterans themselves, to have a permanent monument that displayed all the names of their fallen friends, never happened.
There were plenty of excuses for not building this monument–the fear of leaving someone out, of the list not being accurate, the high cost for the City of Nashua to create an expensive monument in economically tight times. Perhaps some day champions will arise who will remedy this situation. Today, none of those excuses are valid. Because they died almost 100 years ago is also not a good excuse.