August 2015: Guest Essay

A call to ‘Honor the Mountain’

A rendering of the proposed 10th Mountain Division Monument in Thompson Park’s Tower Square, Watertown.

A rendering of the proposed 10th Mountain Division Monument in Thompson Park’s Tower Square, Watertown.

By Gilbert H. Pearsall Jr.

Recently, a group of Northern New York residents and business leaders formed a committee, the North Country Honors the Mountain, to build a monument honoring the sacrifice and service of the soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division and the Fort Drum civilian workforce. It will also commemorate the 30th anniversary of the reactivation of the division in 1985 and the 70th anniversary of the 10th Mountain Division’s role in the allied victory of World War II. The city of Watertown has graciously donated its premier location to erect this monument: Tower Square in Thompson Park, an Olmstead-designed park. [Read more…]