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Paducah Memorial

   
Paducah Memorialzoom
1613 Park Ave
Paducah
KY
USA
42001
Paducah has a World War I monument in Oak Grove Cemetery.

The monument was erected and dedicated in 1928 by Paduke Post 31 of the American Legion. The bronze monument with a granite base was designed by sculptor John Paulding, cast by the American Bronze Company, and erected by the Beasley Monument Company.  The inscription on the front of the monument reads: 1928, Erected and dedicated by the American Legion to our comrades of the World War who sleep the long sleep.  One of the monument’s sides has the inscription: When to the last assault our bugles blow: reckless of pain and peril we shall go.  Heads high and hearts aflame and bayonets bare, and we shall brave eternity as though eyes looked on us in which we would seem fair.  The other two sides of the monument recognize the Paducah Mayor, City Commissioners, McCracken County Judge, and County Commissioners.
 

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