Devens Honors its POW Brothers


Devens honors its POW brothers

Sentinel & Enterprise, Posted: 10/19/2014 08:58:46 AM EDT

By: Jon Bishop

DEVENS — They were enemies, but also brothers in arms.

The Fort Devens cemetery hosted the annual German and Italian POW Remembrance Ceremony on Saturday, bringing together representatives the United States, Germany and Italy, nations that were enemies during World War II.

The 22 Germans and two Italians who are buried in Devens “were proud of their homelands,” said Ann Shoesmith, president of the Associated German Societies of New England.

They were sons and brothers; they were fathers. They were “in touch daily with their own mortality.”

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