The Wheeling Doughboy was dedicated on Memorial Day 1931. The statue, affectionately known locally as "Lester", is named in honor of Wagoner Lester Scott, a doughboy from Wheeling who was killed during WWI. It is one of many identical "Spirit of the American Doughboy" monuments designed by Ernest Moore "E.M." Viquesney. Following years of neglect, in a state of disrepair (dented, rusted, missing bayonet and rifle, cracked base), the doughboy was restored and rededicated in 2020.
The inscriptions on the left and right lower sides of the cenotaph read:
SERVICE STAR LEGION
IN WORLD WAR
1917 - 1918
In 1940, during the original dedication of this memorial at Skinners Park, Ora Wheat, commander of Roosa-Fleming VFW Post 161, declared the 20-ton granite disc monument “dedicated to the memory of the living and dead.” Post 161 planned to add later an eternal flame and a marker intended by General Chairman Harold E. Scales during planning stages in 1938. A re-dedication ceremony on November 11, 2020 included the addition of the flame and a bronze plaque naming the 34 Port Jervis men who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty during World War I. They are: Joseph M. Alvord, James C. Bilz, William E. Bross, John Collins Jr., Tracy K. Decker, Aloysius A. Delaney, William J. Earley, James Fleming, Lewis V. Gray, George Hamilton, Harrison E. Hornbeck, Norman Howe, Charles Kalin, Walter Koenig, Joseph Mascanz, Elliott McAllister, Joseph McGuire, Charles F. Meade, Hugh Leonard Miller, William Mulligan, Horace Murtha, Francis J. O’Connor, Levi Owens, Daniel Joseph Quigley, Harold Reid, Harold P. Rooney, Isaac H. Roosa, William J. Ryan, Charles Shaneberg, Arthur Sterritt, Bruno Terpilowsky, Samuel Thorne, William Williams, and Fred Youmans.
The Loudoun County Memorial Plaque was erected 1921, three years after the end of World War I. The plaque, on a stone monument, lists 30 names of Loudoun County residents who died serving during the Great War. The names of three of those residents are at the bottom of the plaque, separated by a line - they are the three Black people of the group: Pvts. Ernest Gilbert, Valentine B. Johnson and Samuel C. Thornton. Plans are currently underway to replace this plaque with a new one with a similar design, with all of the names listed together alphabetically, not segregated. It is hoped that the memorial will be re-dedicated in 2021 on its 100th anniversary.
Erected in 1968, this monument consists of a marble obelisk and fountains, with life-size figures of military personnel. It honors the Alabama citizens who have served in America's wars. A Hall of Honor commemorates those who have received the Congressional Medal of Honor.