I became interested in the World War while researching my husband's family genealogy. His grandfather returned from the war, a decorated hero who became very active in American Legion and veteran affairs for the state. I also found that his maternal grandfather's cousin never returned from the war and is buried in France. He has a square that is named for him in the Collinsville section of Dracut - Costello Square.
There are at least 46 squares in the greater Lowell area that have been named for men who died during the great war. Some of these squares/playgrounds no longer exist or may have been moved. More investigation is needed.
My goal is that these heroes should not be forgotten.