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The Spirit of the American Doughboy, Hartford City, IN

   
The Spirit of the American Doughboy, Hartford City, INzoom
Blackford county courthouse square
Hartford City
IN
USA
47348
Sept. 1921
E. M. Viquesney

(On bronze plaque on front of base:) HONOR ROLL/DIED IN SERVICE/(list of names)/LEST WE FORGET/THOSE FROM BLACKFORD COUNTY WHO/ANSWERED THEIR COUNTRY'S CALL IN THE WORLD WAR/APRIL 6TH 1917 TO NOV. 11, 1918/OUR BOYS

(On bronze plaque on east side of base: list of names)

(On bronze plaque back of base:) WHEN THE SERVICE FLAG HAS FADED,/AND THE HANDS THAT IT CARESSED/HAVE BEEN FOLDED CALM AND PEACEFUL/ON EACH MOTHER'S LOVING BREAST,/THEN, "THE TORCH THEY PASSED UNTO US"/WE WILL BEAR FOREVER ON,/WITH OUR LIVES WE WILL DEFEND IT/ -WE, LIKE THEY, WILL "CARRY ON."/(list of names)

(On bronze plaque on west side of base: list of names)

 
Single figure -- soldier
Bronze
Granite
4'6
2'1
Base: approx. 13 ft. x 7 ft. 4 1/2 in. x 4 ft. 11 1/2 in
47260030
A figure of a World War I infantryman advancing through the stumps and barbed wire of No Man's Land. He holds a rifle in his proper left hand and a grenade in his raised proper right hand.
The memorial honors those from Blackford County who served in World War I. Funding for the memorial was raised by public subscription and a $1,200 contribution from the ladies of the Service Star Legion. IAS files contain a newspaper article from The Hartford City Newspaper, Sept. 28, 1921, pg. 1-4.
Administered by Blackford County, Veterans' Affairs, 110 West Washington Street, Hartford City, Indiana 47348 Located Blackford County Courthouse Square, Main & North Jefferson Streets, Hartford City, Indiana

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