During the fall of 1918, almost half of the approximately 35,000 soldiers at Camp Devens were stricken with influenza, resulting in over 800 deaths.
At 10:30 AM on Friday, May 17, The Fort Devens Museum and the Devens Enterprise Commission will hold a ceremony at the Rogers Field Memorial Park to unveil a memorial to commemorate the influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 in remembrance of the men and women who died here and to those who cared for them during that time.
We are expecting the Massachusetts Commissioner of Public Health, Dr. Monica Bharel, MD, MPH, to speak. In addition, representatives from the Fort Devens Museum, Mass Development, and the Devens Enterprise Commission will offer insight into the research that went into making this project a reality.
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Preserving and sharing the stories of the men and women who lived, trained, and worked at Camp Devens and Fort Devens.