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The Victory Archloupe
Macarty Square
New Orleans
LA
USA
70117

The Victory Arch

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaqueFollowing the end of the Great World War, the citizens of the Ninth Ward of New Orleans erected a "Victory Arch." The carved stone arch, reminiscent of the ancient triumphal arches of the the Roman Empire (such as the Arch of Titus), was originally located in the center of Macarty Square, bounded by Alvar, N.Rampart, Pauline, and Burgundy Streets. In 1951 it was moved to the edge of the square near Burgundy Street, where it remains today.
Inscription: Erected A.D. 1919 by the people of this the Ninth Ward in honor of its citizens who were enlisted in combative service and in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice for the triumph of right over might in the Great World War.

 
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Memorial Bridgeloupe
Memorial Bridge
Portsmouth
NH
USA
1923

Constructed between 1920 and 1923, the bridge was the first without toll to span the Piscataqua between Portsmouth and Kittery. The bridge was constructed as a joint venture between the states of Maine and New Hampshire and the federal government. It was dedicated as a World War I memorial.

Its plaque, above the entrance to the first truss span on the Portsmouth side, reads: Memorial to the Sailors and Soldiers of New Hampshire who participated in the World War 1917-1919. Originally, the road over the bridge was part of  New England Interstate Route, also known as the Altantic Highway. When the New England routes were superseded by the United States Numbered Highways in 1926 it was redesignated as US 1.

The bridge was reconstructed in 2010 as the original structure had become unsafe. It was rededicated in 2013 by former Portsmouth Mayor Eileen Foley, who cut the red ribbon 90 years after she performed the same honors for the original span in 1923.

 
Olathe World War Memorialloupe
Olathe Memorial Cemetary
Olathe
KS
USA
1926
Paulding, John, 1883-1935, sculptor. Olathe Monument Company, contractor. American Bronze Company, founder.

This bronze sculpture on a grey granite base is located in the southwest part of the Olathe Memorial Cemetery. He wears a military uniform with helmet and boots. His proper right hand is on his waist. In his proper left hand he holds the barrel of his gun, the butt of the gun rests on the base. He has a knapsack slung across his shoulder which rests on his proper left hip. The statue was dedicated on Memorial Day 1926 and was donated by American Legion Post 153 and by the parents of Earl Collier, the first Johnson County soldier killed in World War I. The American Legion Post in Olathe is named after Earl Collier.

Inscription: In Memory of World War Veterans.

 
Lansdowne World War Monument - Pennsylvanialoupe
Clover Ave and N Highland Avenues
Campus of Penn Wood High School
Lansdowne
PA
USA
November 11, 1921
Clarence Brazer

On the front of the monument the following is inscribed:

Our Honored Dead

Edmund Garretson Cook

Paul DeNegre

Edwin Eldon Graham Elder

Norman H. Leonard

Howard P. Melody

Edward Francis McShane

Joseph Ryan

Soccorso Tecce

Raymond William Watson

John W. Wiegel, Jr.

Edwin S. Williams

Albert Clinton Wunderlich On the rear of the monument the inscription reads:

To The Honor

Of The Men from Lansdowne

Who Entered The Great World War

1914-1918

This Monument is Dedicated

By Their Fellow Townsmen

In Token of Sorrow of Their Lives

Of Pride in Their Valor

And in the Full Assurance

That the Memory of their Heroism

In Life and Death

Will Inspire

The Future Youth of Lansdowne

With the Same

Courage and Devotion 

 

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