Monuments

 

 

Cavalry Monument

The Cavalry Monument is located in Guilford Courthouse National Military Park in Greensboro, North Carolina. Affixed to this monument is a bronze plaque in dedication to Private Peter Francisco and his acts of bravery during the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. The Cavalry Monument is often referred to as “The Peter Francisco Monument.”

Peter Francisco Monument Hopewell Virginia

Peter Francisco Monument

Peter Francisco Monument

The Peter Francisco Monument was erected in 1973 by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the James River Branch of APVA. This monument stands in front of the city hall in Hopewell, Virginia. For an exact location on this monument visit Hopewell, Virginia.

 

Peter Francisco Park

Peter Francisco Park is located just outside of Penn Station in Newark, New Jersey. The park was built in 1966 by the Municipal Council of Newark. Later on June 27, 1976, coinciding with the Bicentennial of the United States, a 12-foot obelisk was placed in the park in honor of Peter Francisco. The Portuguese American Community, over a ten-year period raised funds to have the monument created. At the time of the unveiling of the monument, “The Honorable Peter W. Rodino Jr., Congressman from New Jersey, was the distinguished speaker at the unveiling. He stated, “Peter Francisco was blessed with great courage, strength, and stature, so much so that he was called Washington’s one man army. He said that the monument stands not just for Francisco, but for countless men and woman everywhere who, like Peter Francisco, placed everything they owned – even their lives – on the altar of freedom.”

 

Peter Francisco Veteran’s Monument

Peter Francisco Veteran’s Memorial is located at the Community Center Groupo Amigos da Terceira in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. This veteran’s monument was dedicated on September 4, 2006, honoring Portuguese-American Veterans.

 

Peter Francisco Square

Peter Francisco Square is located in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The square was built by the New Bedford city council. “It was the result of a new traffic pattern; perhaps the most desirable location in the city and it was not spoken for. Mr. Edward Dinis filed a petition in the City Council to have it named Peter Francisco Square and this petition was unanimously approved.” In 2007, John Duke IV, President of SDPF, and Edith Francisco Buckley traveled to New Bedford, Massachusetts, to participate in a Peter Francisco Memorial Re-dedication, sponsored by the City of New Bedford and the Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. At this ceremony a monument was dedicated to Peter Francisco.

Azores Monument

Azores Monument

The Azores

Street named for Pedro Francisco in Porto Judeu, Terceira Island, The Azores.