"I've attached the pic associated with the World War One Memorial at Ada, Minnesota. Since it's dedication (date unknown) other sides of the base have had plaques added listing the fatalities from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam."
-Mr. Johannes R. Allert, M.A., CTL
In Memory Of
Those Aitkin County
Who Lost Their
Lives In The
Northland Chapter D.A.R.
To honor the Minnesotans who, along with their brothers in arms in the U.S. armed forces, helped bring an end to the epic tragedy of World War I.
Larry Jensen used a chain saw to carve this wooden eagle from a white pine stump. It raises its right wing to represent soldiers who returned from service, and holds its left wing to its side to represent those who did not return. It was dedicated on October 13, 1991. as a tribute to the veterans of wars from WWI through the Persian Gulf War.
Roll of honor listing 103 men "who answered our country's call in the World War 1914-1918"; five dead are marked with a star: Julian Dahlen, Frank Elias, Clifford Hegna, William Ronnie (?), and Theodore Tollefson. Now part of an all-veteran memorial park dedicated 11/11/2007.
"Metal sculpture of a "doughboy" from World War I was crafted by Ken Nyberg. Ken, a regional metal artist, has created many wonderful, life-like, realistic and whimsical statues that are on display in many local communities. Many of his sculptures are made with bits of scrap metal.
This statue is a memorial to World War I but the plaque honors all veterans."