Erected at Camp Meade in 1917 by the men of the 314th Infantry Division, the cabin was constructed using trees from the forest that surrounded the post and, before the 314th was deployed to France, was used as an officers club and assembly room. In France, the soldiers were heavily involved in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and remained in Europe until Armistice Day on November 11, 1918. After the war, the cabin was re-erected in Valley Forge National Historical Park and then moved again back to Fort Meade in 2012.
First dedicated in 1921, this memorial initially consisted of four boulders encircling a flag pole. A boulder was dedicated to each of three Riverside residents killed while serving in World War I, and the fourth boulder was to commemorate all of those killed during the Great War. The memorial was expanded in 1948 with the addition of a much larger boulder with a plaque honoring Riverside residents killed in action during World War II. After time, additional plaques were affixed to list those killed while serving in the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Five hundred men from the Wheaton area enlisted in World War I from 1917 through 1919, 13 of whom died in service. In 1922, a memorial consisting of two bronze plaques with the names of all 500 men was mounted on an obelisk and placed at the Warren L. Wheaton home at Roosevelt and Naperville roads. Five hundred ash trees were planted along Roosevelt Road leading up to the obelisk to create Wheaton’s Road of Remembrance. When the road was widened in 1931, the trees were moved to various parks throughout the city, and a new obelisk was built at Northside Park and rededicated in November 1936. Through time, the obelisk became worn and damaged by age. Eventually, the original bronze plaques were reinstalled and the memorial was restored and rededicated on Veterans Day, November 11, 2017.
Dedicated September 6, 1920 to honor the men and women from Juniata (Altoona) that served in the Great War.