Gourdin Memorial Park Design

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Discover Edward O. Gourdin

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The 10 Bas-Reliefs

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African American Veterans Heritage Day

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Veterans and Friends of Gourdin Memorial Park

Our Story

Veterans and Friends of Gourdin Memorial Park is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for the design, construction, placement, and maintenance of the General Edward Gourdin statue and the bas-reliefs to be installed in the Gourdin Memorial Veteran Park in Roxbury. We have been working for over twenty years to complete many important milestones in this highly complex project of local, state, and federal significance. We seek to honor African American veterans of Massachusetts who served in all wars. The most distinguished among them is Justice Edward O. Gourdin who is honored with a full-length bronze portrait sculpted by Boston artist Fern Cunningham. Ten bas-reliefs carved by fellow sculptor Karen Eutemey celebrate the service of African American veterans from Massachusetts.