FRAMINGHAM – At the old Shoppers World in Framingham, 24 wooden soldiers stood guard during the holidays. In 1994, Shoppers World was demolished, and the 20-foot General disappeared forever, and many of the original soldiers were given away or sold.
But in the late 1990s, wooden soldiers re-appeared in Framingham, again. Now, the replica soldiers are placed throughout the community by Framingham Parks & Recreation annually.
Today, December 3, Framingham Parks & Recreation crews began placing the soldiers for the 2019 holiday season, but they are not finished.
Some are always placed in the same location, but each year, there are a few new locations where the soldiers appear.
Parks & Recreation will post clues to where they are located on their social media pages this month.