The inscription on this memorial reads:
"A TRIBUTE TO THE SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES OF LEXINGTON COUNTY WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE WORLD WAR. 1917 - 1918"
The sides of the memorial list the names of the veterans who fought in World War I.
This statue was sculpted by E.M. Viquesney and dedicated on November 11, 1935. It depicts a WWI infantryman advancing through the barbed wire and stumps of No Man's Land. It was shattered on July 4, 1982 in a truck accident and recast the following year, and again dedicated on November 11, 1983. A 1935 plaque honors the memory of the citizens of Casey County who died in service in WWI.
The inscription on the plaque on the front of the concrete base reads:
THE MEMORY OF OUR COMRADES
WHO ENTERED THE SERVICE
OF THEIR COUNTRY
FROM CASEY COUNTY, KENTUCKY
AND WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE WORLD WAR.
ERECTED BY THE CITIZENS OF
CASEY CO. AND ELSEWHERE
UNDER AUSPICES OF
CASEY POST NO. 78, AMERICAN LEGION
NOVEMBER 11, 1935
An inscription on a plaque on the back of the base reads:
THOSE WHO MADE
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
DURING THE WORLD WAR
CASEY COUNTY, KENTUCKY
(followed by list of 32 names in two columns)
The plaque on the near side honors, by name, those who made the supreme sacrifice in Vietnam (7) and Korea (6), and a plaque on the far side honors those who made the supreme sacrifice in World War II (75).
The Veterans Service Station was built in 1935 using local stone from the nearby Liberty Rock Quarry. The cornerstone of the building indicates that it was built by "CA_JC, & JS Newton". A marble plaque on the side of the building lists the mayor, council and other public figures at the time of the building's dedication, and also gives a history of the town, which claims that the town of Liberty was "founded in 1776 by a group of patriots." While this history is etched in granite on the building, it contradicts what is generally known about the area during the colonial period, when all of the land in Greenville, Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties was still Cherokee Territory.
A granite monument was erected next to the Veterans Service Station by Dr. E.J. Bryson soon after the building's completion. The monument includes a flagpole, lists the names of the local soldiers who fought in the first World War, and is "Dedicated to Veterans World War". The marker was struck by an automobile and broken in pieces many years ago. The pieces were collected by Mrs. Julia Jean Woodson, who kept the broken monument under a magnolia tree at her home on Main Street. In 2002, a Liberty councilman, Rick Clark, recovered the broken monument pieces from Mrs. Woodson, had them repaired and returned to the Veterans Service Station site.
This memorial honors the soldiers from Marion County who died during World War I. It was erected by Marion City Schools in 1927. The inscription reads:
“To you from failing hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold it high.”
This is a line from the famous World War I poem In Flanders Field by Lt. Col. John McCrae.