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Armed Services Memorial

War Memorial

​The Armed Services Memorial was originally dedicated in July 1991 to honor the many Boys Town alumni who bravely served their country in uniform, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice in battle to protect the freedoms we enjoy today as Americans.

In fact, Boys Town founder Father Edward J. Flanagan was known during World War II as “America’s Number One War Dad” because hundreds of Boys Town kids listed him as their next of kin when they enlisted in the service. To many of those boys, Father Flanagan was the only “father” they had ever known.

The Memorial was expanded in 2011 to feature the seven granite panels that honor all Boys Town alumni who have died while serving in uniform.

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