The first hurdle participants face is finding local WWI Memorials. Though incomplete, the map below has the WWI memorials the WW1CC has gathered. So get your "Indiana Jones" on and help us find missing memorials with the Memorial Hunters Club, where you are encourage to search for and discover local WWI memorials missing from our register and map below. If you are the first to find a missing memorial, not currently shown on the national map, your contribution will carry your name as the discoverer. When completed, we will publish this mapped database for any organization, institution, school or group to use in any way they would like.
The 100 Cities / 100 Memorials program team
The Armistice Bridge was rebuilt in 2006 replacing the crumbling Memorial Bridge that was built-in 1921 and dedicated in honor of the sons of Waldo County who died in World War I . The 1921 Memorial Bridge was the largest memorial to World War I veterans in its time. The plaque reads: "THIS BRIDGE IS DEDICATED IN HONOR AND MEMORY OF THE SONS OF WALDO COUNTY WHO DIED IN THE GREAT WORLD WAR" 1914 - 1918 Then lists the fifty five men there after.
A Fourth of July editorial in the Asotin County Sentinal led to the adoption of a proposal by Doctor S.D. Brazeau to scrap the plan for a new steel bridge and in its place erect an eye catching concrete arch to memorialize the local men who lost their lives in the recently ended Great War. The more elaborate span would cost $6,000 more than the sum allocated for the original project and this amount was raised through a private donation campaign. The first pledge was made by J.C. Halsey, whose son, Archie M. Halsey, was the last of seven Asotin County residents killed in Action.The finished bridge is a wide elliptical concrete arch topped by an ornamental balustrade. Four pillars with hammer brushed insets adorned with brass plaques listing the names of the area’s veterans and topped by Victorian street lamps mark its approaches.Each of the four plaques on the bridge have this inscription followed by a list of those Asotin County residents who served in “The World War”. Those soldiers and sailors who “Made The Supreme Sacrifice” are noted with a star. A smaller version of the bridge was constructed for pedestrians entering the community park south of the Memorial Bridge.
DEDICATED IN HONOR AND
MEMORY OF THOSE WHO
SERVED IN THE WORLD WAR
1914 - 1918
Built by: Security Bridge Co., Lewiston Section
Designed by: R.F. Lorino of Lewiston, Idaho
Memorial Bridge Proposed: July 4, 1919
Asotin County Memorial Bridge Dedicated: November 11, 1922
Buried here is Rags, the mascot of the 1st Division. He was considered to be a WWI war hero, and lived from 1916 to 1936.
The inscription on this memorial reads:
In Memory of
James L. Killen, Jr.
Jesse S. Mills
Rockdale Boys who died in Action
in the World War 1918
Erected by Their Neighbors of
Aston & Middletown Townships [Rear of Marker]
Roll of Honor
In Honor of those of this community who Patriotically responded to the call of their country in defense of the Liberties of mankind.
“These gallant men of our Armed Forces have fought for the ideals which they knew to be the ideals of their country”
Woodrow Wilson - 1918
Erected by: The Glen Riddle Branch of the Emergency Aid of Pennsylvania
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT / A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS /---/ ERECTED 1926 BY THE PEOPLE OF LONG ISLAND CITY / IN HONOR OF ALL THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS WHO SERVED IN THE WORLD WAR 1914-1918
This memorial in Pershing Point Park is dedicated to residents of Fulton County who died in World War I and is named for Gen. John Pershing. It is located at Peachtree and West Peachtree Streets in Midtown Atlanta.
Dulce et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori
This memorial, located on the campus of Auburn University near Samford Hall, consists of a small square stone topped with a bronze shield. The metal plaque on the top of the stone reads:
"In memory of the Auburn men who gave their lives in the World War"
On the front side of the stone the following appears:
"Erected by D.A.R. Chapter 1919"
The World War I Audenarde American Monument is located in the town of Oudenaarde (Audenarde), Belgium. The monument of golden-yellow limestone, bearing the shield of the United States flanked by two stone eagles, stands at the end of a small park. It commemorates the service and sacrifice of the 40,000 American troops who, in October and November 1918, fought in the vicinity as units attached to the Group of Armies commanded by the King of Belgium. The inscription on the Audenarde Monument reads:
Erected by the United States of America to commemorate the services of American troops who fought in this vicinity Oct. 30–Nov. 11, 1918
The 37th and 91st Divisions are the units honored. In mid-October 1918, they joined the Group of Armies of Flanders, commanded by Albert I, King of the Belgians. Both divisions participated in the offensive from near Waregem toward the Scheldt River, beginning October 31. The 37th Division reached the Scheldt River on November 1 and crossed on November 2. The 91st Division entered Audenarde on November 2 and 3. Both divisions were relieved by November 5. They resumed action in the front line on November 10, and were east of Audenarde when the Armistice became effective on November 11. American casualties from fighting in this region are interred at the Flanders Field American Cemetery in Waregem, located 10 miles to the west.
The Grove runs several blocks in the median of Central Avenue from Troup Street to Monte Sano Avenue, and includes a marker commemorating Augusta residents who fell during World War I.
“In Sacred memory of the Men of Richmond County Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice - World War 1”
“Erected By Woodlawn Camp No. 55 Woodman of the World”
This World War I Memorial in the Greene Street median in downtown Augusta pays honors to veterans of The Great War with the following inscription:
"The men of Richmond County, of every creed and color, who served at their country's call that aggression and lawless force should not dominate the world."
The reverse side of the monument says: What stands if freedom fall? - Kipling 1914
The tall, slender obelisk topped by a figure of an eagle was erected in 1940 by the Richmond County Association.
The "Ivy Division" is a unit with a proud history dating to World War I. In December 1941, the 4th was the first unit assigned to Camp (now Fort) Gordon after its move to Augusta from DeKalb County. The monument lists the many battles in which the soldiers of the 4th distinguished themselves, including:
The 4th was the first unit of US. Troops to land on Utah Beach Normandy France 6 June 1944
This World War I memorial, at the front entrance to Austin High School, consists of a block of Texas pink granite with a bronze plaque affixed, set in a landscaped Texas Lone Star made of Austin Chalk limestone. The plaque reads as follows:
In Honor of the Boys of
AUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL
Who Served in the World War.
William B. Basford
Carl Stone Benedict
Edgar L. Bergstrom
Richard P. Bull
Marvin A. Caldwell
Leroy E. Creaton
Albert S. MacDonnell
Eugene D. Penn
Charles E. Pinckney
Walter T. Scherding
Thomas Roy Taylor
H. Grady Turner
Arthur E. Wilkins