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WW1 Memorials Map

memorial hunter 150100C 100M Icon smallThe 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

 

World War I Veterans Memorial Markerloupe
1011 Government Way
Coeur d'Alene
ID
USA
83814

This granite marker was placed by the Ladies Auxiliary, Coeur d”Alene Barracks 227, of the now dissolved veterans service organization (VSO), Veterans of
World War I of the United States, Inc. The year of the markers dedication and its original location are not known, but it was moved to this location from somewhere
else. It now stands at the base of the GAR, Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Monument here in Forest Cemetery. There is a World War I section of this cemetery
with the all to typical empty flag pole. At the poles base is a vacant concrete base. What stood there is not known.
The Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A., Inc. was organized by War I Buddies in 1948, uniting in fraternal, civic and social comradeship those who served honorably in the
Armed Forces of the United States during the period of World War I beginning 6 April 1917 and ending 11 November 1918, "Armistice Day." And for those who served in
Siberia 11 November 1918 to 1 July 1921. 4,734,991 men and women participated in the First World War. The VWWI was incorporated by the 85th Congress on 18 July 1958.

The Memory of these Soldier, Sailors, Airmen & Marines is carried on by their descendents:
Order of the First World War, 14497 NW 22nd Place , Newberry, FL 32669-2022
https://www.orderfirstworldwar.com/the-salient/2011/02/veterans-of-world-war-i-of-the-usa-inc.htm

 
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World War I Victory Monumentloupe
Danville
IL
USA
61832
Lorado Taft

Danville's monument to Vermilion County's World War I veterans was sculpted by Lorado Taft.

Statues representing Army, Marine, Navy, and Red Cross nurses guard the marble base, where the names of local men who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War I are listed.

 
World War I, II, and Korea Monumentloupe
Howard County Courthouse 8360 Court Ave.
Ellicott City
MD
USA
21043
11/11/1921
sculptor unknown

This monument was erected during the 1960s to honor veterans of the World and Korean Wars.

 
World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam Monumentloupe
Town Hall Snow Hill, MD,
Snow Hill
MD
USA
21863

Located here is a monument to the local residents who served in four 20th century American wars.

 
World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam Monumentloupe
Village of Ewell, Village Hall
Smith Island
MD
USA
21824

A monument in this small town commemorates the local residents who served in four 20th century American wars.

 
World War I/Spanish-American War Monumentloupe
Town Common, 7 Main St.
Hubbardston
MA
USA
01452

On a granite stele is attached a bronze plaque topped with a small relief of an eagle. To either side of the plaque arc engraved the insignia for the veterans of the Spanish-American War and WWI, who are honored by this memorial.

 
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World War Memorialloupe
LaBrea & Adams
Los Angeles
CA
USA
90016

This World War Memorial is in the mid-city (ish) area of Los Angeles at the southwest corner of Adams and La Brea on a traffic island. From the street, it is mostly hidden by a metro stop girder. Originally erected in 1936 by the now defunct Greayer Clover American Legion Post. The inscription reads:

IN MEMORY
OF THE
SONS AND DAUGHTERS
OF AMERICA
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE CAUSE OF
THE WORLD WAR
1917-1918
AND
1941-1945

Sometime after '45 it was obviously rededicated, but no one seems to know when.

This traffic island was referred to as "Memorial Isle" in the LA Times Archives, and there would be small services there every Memorial and Armistice/Veterans Days. Surrounding patrons used to send the American Legion flowers to display The dirt (which seems to be gone...the, what I assume was, nice top soil is now just a rough grain of sandy stuff) was donated from "US Veterans cemeteries around the world", - we are unsure if these were from ABMC run cemeteries or part of the National Cemetery system.

Location:
Corner of La Brea and Adams
Los Angeles, CA, 90016

 
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World War Memorialloupe
805 Highway 59
Pembina
ND
USA
58271
May 30, 1920

The inscription on this memorial states "Erected by the people of Pembina Township to the memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice for Our Country in the great World War" on one side. The other side has the names of two soldiers and the date of 1918. While it was erected in 1918, the dedication was not held until May 30, 1920 with Governor Lynn J. Frazier delivering the address. The memorial was moved from its original location in Selkirk Park to the Pembina State Museum in 1998 due to a flood control project.

 
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World War Memorialloupe
333 Washington St
Brookline
MA
USA
02445

Dedicated on November 11th, 1958 and located right outside of Brookline's town hall, this memorial recognizes individuals from Brookline who served and who lost their lives serving in the armed forces of the United States. Specifically, the memorial lists the names of those who were killed in action during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The inscription in the center of the memorial reads: "Dedicated to the men and women of Brookline who served their country in the armed forces of the United States of America in time of war and in loving memory of those who gave their lives." On the viewer's lefthand side of the memorial are the names of those killed in action during World War II. On the viewer's righthand are the names of those killed in action during World War I (left panel), the Vietnam War (right panel, top), and the Korean War (right panel, bottom).

 
World War Memorial - Barringtonloupe
Borough Hall, 227 Trenton Avenue
Barrington
NJ
USA
08007

This monument, located in the rear of Barrington Borough Hall, consists of a quarry-faced stone stele with a bronze plaque Honor Roll on the front.  The upper plaque takes the form of a half-star with a central spread winged eagle pierced on an American shield flanked by swags.  The monument was erected in honor of those in Barrington who served in WWI. 

Photo courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
World War Memorial - Englewoodloupe
East Palisades Avenue
Englewood
NJ
USA
07631
1923
Harry Lewis Raul

This monument was designed by sculptor Harry Lewis Raul to commemorate the citizens of Englewood, NJ who served in World War I. The bronze sculpture depicts a soldier in uniform at parade rest, mounted on a granite base. He holds his rifle in his right hand, butt on the ground, by his right foot. He holds his helmet in his left hand at his side. An American flag flies on a pole behind him.

The figure stands atop an inscribed pedestal, a projecting lower portion of an obelisk that rises to the rear of the statue. Atop the obelisk is a common World War I symbol of an eagle perched on a sphere.

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) Inventory #NJ000077.

Photo courtesy of:  Greg Guderian

 
World War Memorial - Gloucester Twp.loupe
American Legion Post #281, 2101 Chews Landing Road
Gloucester
NJ
USA
08012
1919

This World War I monument is constructed of concrete and placed in a square garden bordered by colored concrete edge blocks. The lower portion of the monument, sheathed in stucco, consists of three stages, each square in cross-section descending in size as they rise.  The lower section, the base, is undecorated on each of its four faces.  The second and third stages contain bronze plaques honoring those from the township who fought in World War I.  The top stage is crowned by a stuccoed obelisk.  A small metal eagle sculpture rises from the top of the obelisk.

Photo courtesy of: NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
World War Memorial - Haddon Heightsloupe
Kings Highway & West Atlantic Avenue
Haddon Heights
NJ
USA

The Haddon Heights memorial consists of a vertical concrete slab finished to resemble rusticated stone to which is attached a bronze plaque listing those from the borough who served in World War I. 

The memorial is located in the western portion of the VFW post lot, at 615 E. Atlantic Avenue.

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
World War Memorial - Magnolialoupe
Johnson American Legion Post 370, 430 N. Warwick Road
Magnolia
NJ
USA
08049

This memorial consists of a rectangular quarry-faced, dark granite slab with an attached plaque listing names of Magnolia residents who served in World War I. 

The memorial is located in a brick plaza that also commemorates other wars. 

Photo courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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World War Memorial - Mays Landingloupe
Veterans Park, 100 Route 50
Mays Landing
NJ
USA
08330

This monument is a shallow gable, granite slab set on a granite base.  A rectangular bronze plaque is attached to the front.  Its frame is topped by a broken pediment containing a bas-relief eagle.  The plaque contains an honor roll of Mays Landing residents who served in WWI. 

The monument is one of several in a brick plaza situated around an octagonal fountain with a sculpture of a woman rising from the raised central bowl. 

Photo courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
World War Memorial - Neptuneloupe
Route 71 (Main Street)
Neptune
NJ
USA
07756
1920
LL Manning & Son

This monument, dedicated to the people of Neptune who served in World War I, consists of a stone figure, column & base. A doughboy stands in uniform atop the column. The three-sided base is marked by inscribed bronze plaques. Three pedestals project from the corners each topped by a cannon.

The monument was purchased from LL Manning & Son, a Plainfield, NJ monument firm.  It was dedicated on Memorial Day 1920 by Rev. Edward Mount of West Grove ME Church. 

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000137.

Photo courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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World War Memorial - Norwoodloupe
602 Broadway
Norwood
NJ
USA
07648

The Norwood World War Memorial was once a tall pedestal monument topped by a granite eagle, with a bronze honor roll plaque honoring residents who fought in WWI.  It sat in a small traffic circle in front of the Eastside Train Station.  When the station closed in the 1950s or 60s, the eagle was moved to its present location, which at that time, was the Norwood municipal building.  (It is now the Fire Department.)  The pedestal & honor roll plaque have been lost. 

(See vintage postcard image in Pictures Gallery for original monument image.)

Today, the eagle sits on a small granite pedestal, low to the ground, on the lawn of the Norwood Fire Department.  Its wings are outstretched, one talon resting on top of an American flag shield.  A small, recent plaque mounted on the pedestal front is in memory of two soldiers, presumably from Norwood, one from WWI & one from WWII. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office
Vintage Postcard courtesy of:  Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

 
World War Memorial - Rockawayloupe
Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 35 Church Street
Rockaway
NJ
USA
07866

This monument, located in a church cemetery, consists of an upright boulder slab set on a two-part concrete base.  An brass honor roll plaque is attached to the front.  The plaque contains an elaborate eagle in relief and the list of names of Rockaway residents who served in WWI. 

Photo courtesy of:  Bill Coughlin & Historical Marker Database

 
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World War Memorial - Vinelandloupe
600 East Park Avenue
Vineland
NJ
USA
08360

Vineland's World War I memorial, located in Landis Park, consists of an upright slab of quarry-faced granite to which is mounted a bronze plaque containing the names of all those from Vineland who served in the war. 

Landis Park, named for Charles Landis, the founder of Vineland, was developed as the city's memorial park with a series of monuments honoring those who served in each of the country's major foreign conflicts. The WWI monument is the first one encounters when entering the main drive off Park Avenue. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office
Vintage postcard courtesy of:  Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

 
World War Memorial - West New Yorkloupe
Veterans Park, 5504 JFK Boulevard East
West New York
NJ
USA
07093
1936
Works Progress Adminstration (WPA)

This unusual pyramid-shaped World War I memorial sits along the Hudson River, with the Manhattan skyline as its backdrop.  It is a concrete structure, painted white, sitting on a two-stepped base. 

On the front center face are three square, bronze bas-relief panels, placed in a vertical line.  The top panel features the bust of a WWI soldier; the middle the bust of a WWI sailor; the bottom panel the bust of a WWI female nurse. 

A plaque on the side of the memorial says it was built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1935-36.  On the front, horizontally beneath the above panels, are plaques listing the names of the workers. 

Narrative adapted from Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) inventory #NJ000587.

Photo courtesy of:  World War I Centennial Commission website 

 

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