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Argonne Cross Memorialloupe
Arlington
VA
USA
22211

During the period from April 1920 through July 1921, the remains of many servicemen buried in Europe during World War I were disinterred. These remains were either reinterred in selected cemeteries in Europe or returned to the United States. Of these, the remains of about 2100 were reinterred in Arlington National Cemetery, specifically, in Section 18. Through the efforts of the Argonne Unit American Womens Legion, the Argonne Cross was erected to their memory and in their honor. It is situated in the southwest corner of Section 18 and faces east. A grove of 19 pine trees are on 3 sides of the Cross (North, West and South). These trees are symbolic of the Argonne Forest where many of the men fought. At the juncture of the arm and stem of the cross is carved, in low relief, an eagle and wreath.

The inscription on the east side of the base reads:

In memory of our men in France
1917 1918

The inscription on the west side of the base reads:

Erected through the efforts of the Argonne Unit American Womens Legion

 
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Century Towerloupe
Gainesville
FL
USA
32611
1953

Century Tower is one of the most identifiable features of the University of Florida campus. The dream of building a tower began in 1953, when alumni sought funds to construct a monument in memory of students killed in World War I and World War II. The tower also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University of Florida in 1853. The fund drive resulted in the construction of the 157-foot-tall tower, completed in 1956.

 
Elks National Veterans Memorialloupe
2750 North Lakeview Avenue
Chicago
IL
USA
60614
July 14, 1926

The Elks Veterans Memorial is a tribute to the bravery, loyalty and dedication of the thousands of Elks who have fought and died for our country. It has been described as one of the most magnificent war memorials in the world, but with its monumental architecture and priceless art, the Memorial is more a symbol of peace and of the patriotism of the members of the Elks fraternity.

 
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Brenham Heritage Museumloupe
105 South Market
Brenham
TX
USA
77833

The Brenham Heritage Museum is the museum for Washington County, TX. We cover topics from geology and prehistory to the Civil War, the Victorian Age, and World War I.

 
Dittrick Medical History Center loupe
Allen Memorial Medical Library, 11000 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland
OH
USA
44106

The Dittrick Medical History Center explores the history of medicine through museum artifacts, archives, rare books collections, and images. The Dittrick is an interdisciplinary study center in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, but we are open to the general public and charge no admission.

The Dittrick holds a large collection of photographs and records documenting the history of the Lakeside Unit, the first U.S. medical unit to go overseas in 1915. The museum has created a website about the Lakeside Unit. In Spring 2016 the Museum will mount an exhibit about the Unit's "mock" mobilization in Philadelphia (this is featured on the website) in conjunction with a lecture entitled "Feeding War: Gender, Health, and the Mobilized Kitchen in WWI Germany".  In Spring 2017 an exhibit will be mounted about the Unit's mobilization to Rouen, France (Base Hosp. 4) after the US entered the war.

 
U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center - Pennsylvanialoupe
950 Soldiers Dr
Carlisle
PA
USA
17013

Includes exhibits from the First World War, along with other U.S. wars.  Entrance is on Army Heritage Dr.

Visitor and Education Center:
Monday - Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm

 
Golden Age Air Museum - Pennsylvanialoupe
371 Airport Road
Bethel
PA
USA
19507

In Berks County at Grimes Airport

Refer to the museum's event calendar on the web

WW1 aircraft
1916 Sopwith Pup
1917 Rumpler C.V
1918 Curtiss JN4D "Jenny"
1918 Fokker Dr I Triplane

 
Frankford Arsenal - Pennsylvanialoupe
5301 Tacony St
Philadelphia
PA
USA
19137

The Frankford Arsenal stood at the southeast corner of Bridge & Tacony Sts.  Closed in 1970s.  Walls & gate are still there.

 
Fort Benning -- National Infantry Museumloupe
Fort Benning
Columbus
GA
USA
31905

The national-level museum of all of the wars in which the United States has participated and a memorial to the infantry soldiers who served.  Experience more than two centuries of infantrymen’s service and sacrifice in immersive exhibits that put you in the midst of the battle.  

 
Berrien Co. — Nashville — Spirit of American Doughboy (original)loupe
Berrien County Courthouse Square
Nashville
GA
USA
31639

The first of the statues by sculptor E. M. Viquesney. It honors the 60 Berrien County residents who died in service during World War I, including 28 who perished in the disastrous sinking of the troop ship Otranto off Scotland in 1918.

Copies of this statue were placed in many other communities throughout Georgia and the United States in subsequent years.

 
University of Georgia Memorial Hallloupe
101 Sanford Dr
Athens
GA
USA
30605
Photos courtesy of Tom Jackson
Begun in 1910 as a University of Georgia center for student activities, construction stopped in 1912 from lack of funding.  The building stood idle until a 1922 fundraising drive known as the War Memorial Fund enabled its completion as a memorial to the 47 UGA students and alumni who died in service during World War I.  Their names are engraved on two bronze plaques under the impressive rotunda, which is encircled by the words “In loyal love, we set apart this house – a memorial to those lovers of peace who took arms, left home and dear ones, and gave life that all men might be free.”  Around the upper exterior of the building are engraved names of major WWI battles in which Georgians participated.
 
Moina Michael – “The Poppy Lady” Markerloupe
Broad Street across from the UGA Arch
Athens
GA
USA
30602

A small plaque in memory of Moina Michael (1869-1944), originator of the idea of the memorial poppy in honor of Armistice (later Veterans) Day.  It is in a small park in the median of Broad Street directly in front of the UGA Arch, adjacent to the Confederate memorial monument. 

 

 
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Moina Michael Highwayloupe
U.S. 78
GA
USA
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

The Georgia General Assembly designated U.S. Highway 78 from Monroe to Athens, through Walton, Oconee and Clarke counties as the “Moina Michael Highway” in honor of the originator of wearing the memorial poppy for Veterans Day.  Michael was born near Monroe and was a faculty member at the University of Georgia.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has planted beds of memorial poppies along the median of the highway to bloom in the springs of 2017 and 2018 as part of the observance of Georgia’s role in World War I.

 
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Roosevelt Little White House loupe
401 Little White House Road
Warm Springs
GA
USA
31830
The Georgia home of Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. President during World War II.  Roosevelt first came to Warm Springs in 1924, hoping to find in the area’s warm springs a cure for the polio (infantile paralysis) that had struck him in 1921.  He built the Little White House in 1932 while governor of New York, came here often on retreat during his presidency, and died in the home on April 12, 1945.  Roosevelt served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Navy in the Wilson Administration, and was a forceful advocate for U.S. entry into World War I, putting him at odds with many of his administration colleagues.
 
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Fort McPhersonloupe
1518 Stovall Lane SW
Atlanta
GA
USA
30310
Founded in 1885 and closed in 2011 under the Base Realignment and Closure Act of 2005, Fort McPherson was used as an internment camp for German POWs during World War I.  It also housed a base hospital, General Hospital No. 6; and was the site of an officers' training camp.  Immediately to the west of the post, across Campbellton Road, a war prison barracks was established to confine German POWs. The prison camp reached a peak population of 1,411 in July 1918.  The secretary of war directed that the permanent barracks of Fort McPherson be made available for general or base hospital use June 23, 1917. The command of the post was turned over to the ranking medical officer and Fort McPherson transformed itself into a general hospital with a capacity of nearly 2,400 beds. It is estimated that more than 10,000 patients were admitted from August 1917 until December 1918.

 

 
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Fort Oglethorpeloupe
Fort Oglethorpe
GA
USA
30742
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

Opened in 1904, Fort Oglethorpe was an Army post for cavalry training in World War I, and also housed some 4,000 German prisoners of war and civilian detainees.  During World War I and World War II, it became a war-time induction and processing center. During World War II, it was a major training center for the Women’s Army Corps.  After its closure in 1946, the fort became the nucleus of the current town of Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.

 

 
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Fort Screvenloupe
Meddin Drive at Tybee Light
Tybee Island
GA
USA
31328
Photos courtesy of Lamar Veatch

     In 1786, the Georgia Legislature approved the creation of a fort on Cockspur or Tybee Island, to be named in honor of Revolutionary War hero General James Screven. The fort was never built by the state, but in 1808 the property fell under the jurisdiction of the Federal government as the Fort Screven Reservation.

     In 1855, the government approved building Fort Screven on the north end of Tybee to provide modern coastal defense. Six poured-concrete, low-profile gun batteries (named for war heroes) and a minefield were ordered for Tybee along with hundreds of other military buildings. From 1897 to 1947 the fort was an integral part of America’s Coastal Defense system. Troops stood guard on Tybee through the Spanish American War of 1898, World War I and World War II. The Fort was closed in 1947 and sold to the City of Tybee and tourism returned as a major part of Tybee’s history. By the 1950s many of the fort’s buildings had been converted for use by private owners.

     In 1961, Battery Garland, the former gun battery and magazine for a 12-inch long-range gun, became the Tybee Island museum. A room that once stored six hundred pound projectiles and two hundred pound bags of gun powder, now holds the collections and exhibits of more than 400 years of Tybee Island history.  It is the location of the only shot fired in anger in Georgia during World War I.

     Today, the abandoned and silent concrete bunkers stand side-by-side with fine beachside homes. Visitors marvel at the private residences nestled atop the fort’s walls, the magnificent ocean and river views and the fort that played a role in so many phases of American history.

 

 
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Augusta Arsenalloupe
Augusta
GA
USA
30904

Relocated in 1827-28 from an earlier site along the Savannah River, the Augusta Arsenal served as a military armament supply and training center for the U.S. military, and briefly for the Confederate armies, until its closure in the mid-1950s.  During World War I, the Arsenal became a center for the repair of small arms and rifles.  After 1918, only a small force was stationed at the Arsenal.  After closure, it first was transferred to the Richmond County Board of Education, but later became the site of Augusta State College, which today is part of Augusta University.  The old Arsenal buildings remain in place as administration buildings for the campus.  A museum is in the former guardhouse of the Arsenal, at Walton Way and Katherine Street, Augusta.  An official state historical marker is at the site. 

 
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Camp Hancockloupe
Augusta
GA
USA
30909

Camp Hancock existed only from 1917-1919.  It was one of sixteen U.S. Army National Guard Mobilization and Training Camps established in 1917 to train and integrate National Guard units for service in a U.S. Army division. The site contained some 1,777 acres on a reservation of 13,811. The camp was to have a capacity of about 50,000 officers and enlisted men that would become the 28th U.S. Infantry Division.  Formed originally in August 1917 from Pennsylvania National Guard units, the Division began departing for France in April 1918. The 28th distinguished itself in combat, fighting sometimes hand to hand. The 28th suffered heavy casualties, including 2,531 killed, 13,746 wounded and 726 captured. At the end of the war the camp became a demobilization center until it was abandoned in March 1919.  No signs of the camp remain at the site along Wrightsboro Road across from the Forest Hills Golf Course. 


 
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Camp Gordonloupe
Chamblee
GA
USA
30341

Established July 1917, Camp Gordon was constructed as one of sixteen National Army Training Camps prepared for U.S. entry into World War I.  The camp was built on 2,400 acres and came to have 1,600 buildings with a capacity of 47,000 troops and an eventual cost of $ 11,900,000.  Camp Gordon served as the training camp for the 82nd Infantry Division, organized in August 1917, which began deployment to Europe in April 1918.  While in Europe the 82nd had 8,300 casualties.  Camp Gordon was ordered abandoned in 1920 and disposed of in September 1921, and is now the site of Peachtree-DeKalb Airport.  A state marker is on a small plaza at the airport. 

 

 

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