While taking photos of the outdoor pool’s climbing wall last week, I noticed the commemorative plaque and flag pole for what’s now called Old Memorial Park. The plaque reads:
On October 1, 1948, this memorial recreation field was dedicated as a living memorial to the brave men and women who gave their lives in defense of our country. It was donated to the Northfield School District #659 from the Northfield American Legion Post #84.
This flag pole is placed in the year 2007, in memory of all men and women who served their country in war and peace time since World War I.
The park area, where the Northfield High School football field used to be, is now owned by the City of Northfield. The Northfield Area Veterans Memorial is in Riverside Park.