Dedication Ceremony for Admiral Forrest P. Sherman Memorial
When: Memorial Day – Monday May 27th @ 3 p.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, Merrimack, NH
Who: Merrimack American Legion Post 90 & VFW Post 8641
Harrison Faust – Eagle Scout Project – Boy Scout Troop 424 – Merrimack, NH
Admiral Forrest Sherman was the youngest man to serve as Chief of Naval Operations and was from Merrimack, NH. He had a long and distinguished career in the US Navy fighting in both World Wars. He was awarded the Naval Cross for his extraordinary heroism while commanding the USS Wasp during the battle of Guadalcanal.
He also served under Admiral Nimitz and was aboard the USS Missouri when Japan signed the treaty for unconditional surrender. He is among New Hampshire’s finest sons.
This memorial was built to remember Admiral Sherman’s distinguished Naval career and to recognize his service and sacrifice for our country.