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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 One Plaque Place by War Mothersloupe
Delphi
IN
USA
46923
1924

This tablet erected in 1924 by the Carroll County War Mothers to hold in remembrance the sons and daughters of the county who so gallantly responded to the call of our country for service in the World War 1917-1918.

Placement of this plaque and the location of it was sanctioned by Elmer Dunlap, architect of the Carroll County Courthouse in February of 1924 during a visit to Delphi, Indiana.

"The tablet will be placed on the west wall of the south entrance vestibule." - Carroll County Citizen Times, Saturday, February 9, 1924.

 
World War Veterans Memorialloupe
Ray County Courthouse, 103 N. Thornton St.
Richmond
MO
USA
64085

This is a white granite full-sized figure of a WWI soldier stand­ing at attention, dedicated on May 30, 1930, as a tribute to the WWI veterans. It was rededicated in 1950 to include the veterans of WWII.

 
World War Veterans Monumentloupe
East Main Street
Liberty
SC
USA
29657

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.

 
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Wrenn Memorialloupe
N. Main Street and E. High Avenue
High Point
NC
USA
27260

This is a life-size marble WWI soldier, holding an Enfield rifle in his right hand and a grenade in his left. He wears a hip-length jacket, spiral leggings, an ammunition belt, and a helmet. Beneath is a rectangular concrete with a tapered bottom. lt was dedicated on November 11,1923, as a tribute to the men of High Point who served in WWI.

Monument Dedication and Unveiling

Several thousand people were in attendance for the statue unveiling. The principle speaker for the day was the Commander of Ft. Bragg, General A.J. Bowley. The day’s events included a parade, a 21 gun salute and music provided by a combined choir from various churches. The monument was unveiled by Miss Frances Walsh as the Elk Band played the national anthem. High Point businessman Robert Brockett presented the statue which was accepted by Mayor John W. Hedrick. During his speech Bowley said that he was afraid that the fighting had stopped several months too soon, saying that he believed “the present conditions in Europe show that we should have continued the push for about three months longer, and it is possible that the work left incomplete must yet be done.” 

About 100 people gathered for the 2004 re-dedication. One of those in attendance was city resident Mary Lou Brinson, whose father A. Coke Cecil is one of heroes listed on the plaques at the statue’s base. “It’s a lifelong dream (to see it prominently displayed),” Brinson said. “Nobody saw it on the back (streets).”

 
Wrens — Jefferson Co. — Veterans Memorialloupe
Towns Square
Wrens
GA
USA
30833
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch
 
Wrentham World War I Memorialloupe
South, Franklin, and Bank Sts.
Wrentham
MA
USA
02093

This bronze flagpole base is decorated with sphinxes on each cor­ner and wreaths beneath inscriptions on each side. On the top is a tulip-shaped holder for the flagpole. It was created by Joseph G. Cowell and Gorham Manufacturing Company and dedicated in 1935 to honor the Wrentham citizens who served in WWI.

 
WW I Memorial - Veterans Memorial Plaza loupe
Saginaw
MI
USA
48601

WW I Memorial - Veterans Memorial Plaza

 This monument is in the Veterans Memorial Park in Saginaw, Michigan.

The plaque reads:
"This monument erected and the road of memory established as loving memorials to the brave men from Saginaw County who gave their last full measure of devotion in the World War that government of the people by the people for the people shall not perish from the earth

By Saginaw chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Patriotic Citizens and Societys of Saginaw County

AD 1926

The side plaques list the names of all who died.

 

 
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WW1 Cannonloupe
1915 Main Street
Lafayette
IN
USA
47904

This artillery piece, located on a memorial island within Columbia Park, was a gift from the people of France.

 
WW1 Cenotaph Honoring U.S. Army PFC. Elmer W. Kinseyloupe
17666 Valentine Road
Mount Vernon
WA
USA
98273

World War 1 Memorial Cenotaph Honoring: 

U.S. Army PFC. Elmer W. Kinsey,

Company L, 59th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division

Pfc. Kinsey was declared Missing In Action on August 10, 1918

His Name appears on the Tablets of the Missing in the American Battle Monuments Commission’s,

Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, Seringes-et-Nesies, France

 

Location:

Pleasant Ridge Cemetery

 
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WW1 Lindenhurst Honor Rollloupe
Lindenhurst
NY
USA
11757
Dedicated by the citizens of Lindenhurst ( village in Town of Babylon, County of Suffolk, New York ) ( Long Island) It provides a list with names of Veterans
 
WW1 Memorial Dearborn, Michiganloupe
Dearborn
MI
USA
48126

WW1 Memorial Dearborn, Michigan

The monument is located in Veterans Park at the city of Dearborn's municipal complex. The monument was erected in 1991 as a lasting tribute to the city's war dead.

In addition to this World War I monument, the park include walls dedicated to World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

 
WW1 Memorial monument in the Heritage Society Plazaloupe
1100 Bagby Street
Houston
TX
USA
77002

This is the World War 1 Memorial Monument located in the Heritage Society Plaza, 1100 Bagby Street, adjacent to Sam Houston Park in the City of Houston, Texas.

 
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WW1 Memorial Plaque loupe
602 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica
CA
USA
90405

World War 1 Memorial Plaque 

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 283 in Pacific Palisades, CA worked to restore The World War I Memorial Plaque originally placed at the Santa Monica Memorial Open Air Theater in 1921. Along with the WWII memorial plaque that was added in 1946, the WWI plaque was cleaned and its surface restored. Both plaques had their mountings replaced with corrosion-controlling bolts and their mounting wall surfaces stabilized. A rededication ceremony was held on July 3, 2017 when the restored plaques were gifted back to the Santa Monica Unified School District. The ceremony was attended by local veteran groups, high school students, and descendants of several of those memorialized.

 
WWI & WWII Memorial - Liberty Cornerloupe
Church Street & Valley Road
Bernards Township - Liberty Corner
NJ
USA
07920

This monument consists of an oblong boulder with a bronze plaque dedicated to Bernards Township residents who served in WWI & WWII.  The plaque contains a relief of an eagle with wings spread along with several military branch logos.  

Photos courtesy of: Alan Edelson & Historical Marker Database

 
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WWI and WWII Memorialloupe
44 Main St.
Charlton
MA
USA
01507

A cast bronze plaque has an eagle with outstretched wings at the top and beneath bears the names of WWI and WWII veterans, with asterisks by the names of those who died. It is mounted on the front of a high cemented fieldstone base resembling an armchair, with an inlaid cement seal. It was dedicated on August 13,1944, to honor the veterans of WWI and those then fighting at the time it was erected.

 
WWI Cannon - East Rutherfordloupe
Memorial Park, Paterson Avenue & Randolph Avenue
East Rutherford
NJ
USA
07073

This memorial is a WWI long gun placed in a carriage constructed of stacked concrete blocks with courses tapering to the top.  The carriage is placed on a granite slab, and a bronze plaque on the front of the carriage provides information about the monument.

Photo courtesy of:  Frances Knowlden

 
WWI Chaumont Marker - AEF Headquartersloupe
Ecole de Gendarmerie de Chaumont
Chaumont
Grand Est
France
52000

The World War I Chaumont Marker is a bronze plaque located at the entrance to Damremont Barracks in Chaumont, France. It signifies the location of the general headquarters of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) of World War I commanded by General John J. Pershing. Its inscription in French and English reads as follows:

General headquarters of the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe during the World War occupied the building of the Caserne Damremont from September 1, 1917 to July 11, 1919 and from here directed the activities of more than two million American soldiers.

 
WWI Doughboy Statue and War Museumloupe
Living Memorial Park, 20th Street & 2nd Ave
Nitro
WV
USA
25143

WW I Doughboy Statue and War Museum

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaqueThe city of Nitro was dedicated as a Living Memorial Park in 2017 as it was originally founded for ordinance production during the war. The name itself came from the explosives manufacturing that took place there. The town was established by the U.S. government to house gunpowder and explosives manufacturing.  The statue and memorial were created to honor Nitro’s yearlong centennial celebration and the names of approximately 300 Nitro World War I veterans are engraved at the park.

 
WWI Elk Memorial - New Brunswickloupe
Former Elk Lodge #324, 40 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick
NJ
USA
08901
1930
Laura Gardin Fraser

This memorial is one of two extant in New Brunswick, NJ.

The bronze elk, created by Laura Gardin Fraser, was a gift of Arthur Bishop in 1930 to memorialize the former members of New Brunswick Lodge #324 who died in World War I.The sculpture consists of a bronze depiction of a resting elk placed atop a stepped granite base.

The sculptor, Laura Gardin Fraser, studied art at the Arts Students League in New York City. Best known for her designs for medals, she also designed elk sculptures for several venues including, Chicago's Elks Memorial & the Elks Lodge in Orange, NJ.

Photo courtesy of: NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
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WWI Gold Star Monumentloupe
Nashville
TN
USA
37203

This memorial is to the members of the armed forces from Davidson County, TN who lost their lives during World War I and was funded by the Nashville Kiwanis Club.

Monument restored and refurbished in 1967.

 

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