By William Tauro
This past Monday, the Somerville Holiday Inn invited the community to join their team at a ceremony that celebrated East Somerville’s rich history and the legacy of Paul Revere.
The unveiling of the new Paul Revere statue that’s now located at the corner of Washington Street and Inner Belt Road is a bronze statue weighing in excess of 2,000 pounds. The monument will pay tribute to Paul Revere’s patriotic legacy and all that he accomplished in the state of Massachusetts.
The statue’s new spot also serves as the new home of an existing marker that tracks Paul Revere’s ride along this Somerville route on his midnight ride to Lexington and Concord.
The team at Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill was extremely excited to welcome the community out for a day of honoring a famous New England patriot and those who have served our country.
A reception Hosted by the Somerville Holiday Inn followed the unveiling in the Holiday Inn main lobby.
The event was free and open to the public.
Former Somerville Mayor Gene Brune, Ward 2 Alderman Matthew McLaughlin, Somerville Chamber of Commerce President Steve Mackey and a magnitude on veteran groups and Somerville residents were in attendance at the event.
Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone was expected to give the opening remark statements at the ceremony but did not show up.