New Memorial Installed For World War One Local Soldier

A new monument was dedicated this weekend for a World War One soldier from Providence.

The memorial of Carlo Lafazia who was killed in action in 1918, sits at a park near Admiral Street and Douglas Avenue.

The original Lafazia monument disappeared while Admiral Street was being repaved in 2013.

A new one was erected in 2017, but it was destroyed by vandals last year.

No arrests have been made.

“Italian Americans served our country and city honorably. As we head into the Memorial Day weekend, let us never forget the sacrifice of young soldiers for our freedoms today.

This stone monument is an incredible tribute to Private Lafazia, a son of Providence.

I thank Councilor Salvatore for taking the initiative and Archivist Caleb Horton for executing such a thoughtful plan,” said Council President John Igliozzi.

(Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images)


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