Overlooked no more


Sunday News Correspondent

GOFFSTOWN – There is a new park here with fresh grass, new benches and a shiny white flagpole. But among all that newness, there is now also something old, something a group of Goffstown residents considers sacred: a small monument for a local hero, Sgt. Lionel Favreau, who was killed in 58 years ago during the Korean War.

The monument sat for more than 50 years on an overlooked corner near Cote’s Diner, surrounded by heavy traffic, in a place unsafe and unpleasant to visit. Now, after years of trying to find a better spot, the young soldier’s monument is finally in a quieter, more permanent place in Abingdon Park.

“It feels good,” said Ronald Favreau, Lionel’s younger brother, who enlisted in the Army with him but was placed in a different unit after basic training.

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