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World War I Fallen Heroes Monumentloupe
Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza
Phoenix
AZ
USA
85007

World War I Fallen Heroes Monument

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque As the centennial of the Versailles Treaty ending WWI was rapidly approaching, the Arizona World War I Memorial, which honors the state’s fallen heroes, needed restoration. Since its dedication in 1969, it has been repeatedly vandalized and marred by disrepair. Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame Society members, beginning with Terry Araman and David Lucier, actively raised awareness and advocated for a restoration plan. Ahead of the November 11, 2018 centennial, the people of Arizona answered the call and donated the funds needed to replace the missing bronze emblem of the Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A. 

 
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Baldwin WWI Memorialloupe
Veterans Memorial Plaza
Baldwin
NY
USA
11510
1921

Baldwin World War I Memorial

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque The Baldwin World War I Memorial is the first monument in the Baldwin Veterans’ Memorial Plaza, and was dedicated on September 2, 1921 in honor of the members of the greater Baldwin Community who served in World War I.  

 
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Grenada County War Memorialloupe
Grenada Town Square
Grenada
MS
USA
38901

The Grenada Town Square, is surrounded by Doak St., Green St (street name on maps vary), South Main St and 1st St. On the Square you will find the Bandstand, Civil War Confederate Soldiers Memorial Monument for Grenada County and the Grenada County Soldiers Memorial listing the names of Grenada County soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen who gave their lives in the defense of the United States in World War 1, World War 2, Korea War and the Vietnam War.

Besides the names, There is an inscription that begins:

BLESS ALL WHO SERVED GOD, GIVE YOUR KINDLY BLESSING TO ALL WHO SERVED IN WAR AND PEACE…

 
“World War” Memorial Community Drinking Fountainloupe
Mendota Museum
Mendota
IL
USA
61342
1921

This is the older of the two War Memorials on the Green in front of the Mendota Museum & Historical Society building. Erected by American Legion Mendota Post № 540 in 1921 to honor the memory of seven local soldiers “…WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE WORLD WAR 1917 ★★ 1918”. There are two plaques that are in remarkable condition at age 98, only missing 7 of the 14 decorative caps covering the bolts holding the plaques to the wall. Also the covered dark red brick community drinking fountain has been well taken care of by the community. The Memorial Monument sites directly behind the newer War Memorial Wall and 155mm Howitzer circa 1917 WW1 field artillery piece.

 
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Great War Memorial in City Parkloupe
City Park
New Orleans
LA
USA
70119

Memorial is located on the City Park Ave. side of park, just east of the Pizzati Gate. Placed by the American Legion, date unknown, although the website listed below (page 7) dates the memorial from "the 1920's". Honors the Army, Navy, Marines and Aviation. Very nice relief work done on the top of the memorial. 2 dedications are on the sides that state:

To You From Failing Hands We Throw The Torch Be Yours To Hold It High!

In Memory Of Our Comrades Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice

 
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San Bernardino WW1 Memorialloupe
San Bernardino
CA
USA
92401

In this corner of Pioneer Park, at the corner of 6th and "E" streets, in downtown San Bernardino are the combined commemoration memorials of all wars the U.S. fought in. But, specifically, a memorial to honor the fallen soldiers of WW1 who were from San Bernardino sits prominently to the west of the two large Civil War canon and the main monument, the "Soldiers and Sailors Monument", which had been dedicated in April 1916, the year before the U.S. entered WW1, and is dedicated to the soldiers and sailors who lost their lives in four different wars: the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, the Spanish American War and the Mexican War of 1847 when California became a part of the United States.

 A 100th anniversary rededication and replacement event took place on April 16, 2016 to mark the centennial, and re-dedication of the main towering granite monument, capped by a standing Union soldier, and to replace two World War I plaques that were stolen the previous year. The World War I plaques were dedicated to the memory of twenty-two young San Bernardino men who gave their lives in World War 1.
After thieves stole the Bronze plaques, local citizens, and the San Bernardino Historical and Pioneer Society raised the funds to replace the monuments with all an new slab of engraved black granite.

 
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Our Boysloupe
Harmon Memorial Park
Saint Paris
OH
USA
43072

About the Memorial

The memorial name is Our Boys

Information:
In grateful remembrance of
“Our Boys”
who answered their Country's call
in the World War Apr. 6. 1917-Nov. 11. 1918
Saint Paris Johnson Twp.

When the service flag has faded, and the hands that it caressed have been folded calm and peaceful on each Mother's loving breast, then the torch they passed unto us, we will bear forever on. With our lives we will defend it, we like they will carry on.

Location:
Harmon Park
Saint Paris, OH, 43702

 
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Forever Honored - Forever Mournedloupe
Mendota Museum
Mendota
IL
USA
61342

Fallen Heroes Memorial Erected By The American Legion

There are two Soldiers and Sailors Memorials on the Green in front of the Mendota Museum and Historical Society building. This is the newest of the two, with no dedication date visible. It honors local service members lost in WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam, and during Peacetime. There is a bronze American Legion emblem embedded in the concrete in front of the memorial. There is also a World War 1-era M1917 155mm Howitzer Field Artillery piece nearby.

 
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Oceanic Free Libraryloupe
Oceanic Free Library
Rumson
NJ
USA
07760
1920

About the Memorial

The memorial name is Oceanic Free Library

Information:
The Library was given to the town of Rumson in 1920 by the Meeker family as a Memorial to their son, William Henry Meeker who died in an aviation training accident as a member of the Lafayette Escadrilles.

Location:
109 Avenue of Two Rivers
Rumson, NJ, 07760

 
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War Memorial Park loupe
Corner of N. Woodland Ave. & Jordan St.
Oglesby
IL
USA
61348

Front bronze plaque reads:

MEMORIAL
—-
DEDICATED
TO THE
SOLDIERS
AND
SAILORS
OF
OGLESBY
ILLINOIS
WHO OFFERED
THEIR SERVICE
AND LIVES
AT THE
NATION’S
CALL
IN THE
GREAT
WORLD
WAR
———
1914 -1918
———

Memorial Park hold Monuments and Memorials to all of those
who left the Oglesby community to defend freedom and liberty
throughout the world in the wars of our Republic.
The “World War” Memorial Monument sits prominently at the
original corner pedestrian entrance of the park.
The words in BOLD above appear on the front of the Memorial
Monument and each of the three sides holds a bronze plaque
ROLL OF HONOR with the names of 399 Oglesby area residents
who answered their Nation’s Call To Serve, included in those
lists are the names of the 19 who are remembered, with a star,
for their “Supreme Sacrifice” in the cause of Freedom & Liberty.
A World War 1 Army Field Artillery Piece, the Armstrong, 127MM
BL-60 MK1 Cannon, stands in the park behind the Memorial
Monument as an example of the shear might, that the United
States Army and Navy displayed in ending “The Great War”

 
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Our Boysloupe
Harmon Park
Saint Paris
OH
USA
43072

In grateful remembrance of
“Our Boys”
who answered their Country's call
in the World War Apr. 6. 1917-Nov. 11. 1918
Saint Paris Johnson Twp.

Reverse

When the service flag has faded, and the hands that it caressed have been folded calm and peaceful on each Mother's loving breast, then the torch they passed unto us, we will bear forever on. With our lives we will defend it, we like they will carry on.

 
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Miller Park War Memorialloupe
903 W. Wood St.
Bloomington
IL
USA
61701

Miller Park is the home of an amazing Civil War Memorial Cenotaph.
There are also World War 2, Korean War and Vietnam War Cenotaphs.
The memorial to World War 1 is a bit more subjective as it consists of
a WW1 M1917 6 Ton Light Tank, produced by Van Dorn Iron Works,
Maxwell Motor Co. & C.L. Best Co.Of the 950 produced, only 10 made
it to Europe before the Armistice and none saw combat. It was a new
American design of the French Army Renault FT-17.
Armament: 37MM Cannon
Crew: 2
Also included in the WW1 exhibit/memorial is an unidentified German
Field Artilery Piece from World War 1.

 
Olney Tabor Soldiers and Sailors Memorialloupe
5501 N. 5th Street
Philadelphia
PA
USA
19120
4 July 1919

Location

--Located on south wall of the Greater Olney Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, 5501 N. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19120, in the former Olney Bank and Trust Company building, at N. 5th Street and Tabor Road.

--GPS coordinates 40.034747, -75.130689

Inscriptions

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Olney Tabor July 4th 1919

Olney Tabor

July 4th 1919

462 names are listed in five columns on a bronze tablet, 42 inches wide by 82 inches high, flanked by fluted Ionic columns, surmounted by a pediment.  Thirteen names of those who lost their lives are marked with a star.

Physical properties

--bronze plaque, cast concrete columns

--42 inches wide by 82 inches high

History

--dedicated 4 July 1919

--Bureau Bros Bronze Founders

--John T Brugger Architect

--former building of Olney Bank and Trust Company

 
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WWI Memorial - Woodstown, NJloupe
Ashbrooke Avenue
Woodstown
NJ
USA
08098

A small memorial plaque sits beside Woodstown's Memorial Lake, both named in memory of local resident Charles F. Pancoast, Jr. who died in World War I.  The local American Legion Post is also named after him.

Today, additional veterans' memorials have been added both to the plaque and the site, commemorating other wars.  Two mounted cannons are also on display. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
Troy Grove Township Veterans Memorialloupe
Corner of N. Main St. & High St.
Troy Grove
IL
USA
61372

Troy Grove is best known as the birth place of the American Frontier icon
Wild Bill Hickok. Across the street from the Veterans Memorial and GAR
Memorial Park is the Memorial dedicated to Hickok.
This Memorial Monument consists of two low gray granite walls on stone
bases. These walls contain the names of 160 U.S. military veterans from
the Troy Grove community. There are no notations as to the conflicts these
veterans served in. I did confirm that the names of World War 1 veterans
are listed on the walls. There is a center gray granite marker which reads,
“Dedicated To All the Men And Women Of The Village Of Troy Grove Who
Served Our Country In War And Peace”.

 
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WWI Memorial - Pitmanloupe
Ballard Park, South Broadway
Pitman
NJ
USA
08071
1919

The Pitman World War I Memorial is located downtown in Ballard Park. It lists an Honor Roll of Pitman residents who served. 

The rectangular bronze plaque is mounted on a 6' quarry-faced granite stele with an arched top, on which perches a bronze eagle.  The plaque has 3 framed panels at its top, with the Great Seal of the US flanked by vegetative decoration. 

Photos courtesy of:  NJ State Historic Preservation Office

 
Eagle Township World War Memorialloupe
Fincastle Cemetery
Sardinia
OH
USA
45171
May 30, 1961

Eagle Township World War Memorial located in Fincastle Cemetery. Hotchkiss Machine Gun tripod mount. Erected by Boy Scouts of America and Dedicated on May 30, 1961.

 
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100 Year Armistice Memorialloupe
Lawrenceburg
IN
USA
47025

This memorial was my Eagle Scout project dedicated to all Americans who served in the First World War. It has the names of the local veterans who served in WW1 and are buried in the cemetery. It was unveiled and dedicated at 11am on November 11th, 2018. Exactly 100 years after the armistice that ended the Great War. The 48 star flag is atop the inscription and it only has the years 1917-1918 inscribed upon it because it is an American memorial.

 
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In Memory Of...loupe
Historic Route 66 @ W. 34th St.
Berwyn
IL
USA
60402
1919

This small triangle park became neglected and fell into disrepair. It was restored and rededicated in 1995 and then again in 2010. Today, the memorial has been nominated for both historic and landmark status.

Chicago Tribune news story dated March 30, 2011:
The memorial — which includes 11 names of Berwyn residents who died during the war — was donated by the Woman’s Club of Berwyn around 1919 and was placed in front of the old LaVergne School. The gray and brown boulder includes a square (bronze) metal plaque, with a green (oxidized patina) attached to the smooth side of the stone. It’s believed to be a glacier boulder that was found near the site in the late 19th century.

The inscription on the plaque reads:
IN MEMORY OF
JOHN BLASYK
LOUIS J. MATYSEK
S.P. CHAMPION
EDWARD F. MEYERS
CHARLES S. CLARK
WILLIAM S. PATTERSON
JOSEPH E. CRISMORE
JOSEPH TOMAJER
FREDERICK A. EMMS
CHARLES VOPENKA
JAMES H. WALTERS
WORLD WAR
1914 - 1918
BERWYN’S WOMENS CLUB


LaVergne School was demolished in 1938 to make way for a larger school about a block west of the memorial site. A former teacher at the new LaVergne School remembers that students and teachers would visit the site every Armistice Day. “The entire school would walk to the memorial and face the east at 11 o’clock, the time the armistice was signed (and took effect).” All of the individuals inscribed on the memorial died in service, from accidents, disease, wounds or were Killed In Action. Many are buried in France.

Ogden Avenue was the former historic Route 66 into Chicago. There is a new informational sign just to the west of the monument.

 
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Veterans Memorial Parkloupe
Veterans Memorial Park
Dixon
IL
USA
61021

The primary mission of the park is to make sure that future generations understand the true cost of maintaining our Freedom and the Liberty for which so many American Servicemen and Women “…gave their last full measure of devotion…”. To the 650,000 American who have died in combat since the Revolutionary War, as well as the 310,000 who have died during time of war from disease or accident, and the 210,000 who have died in training or while serving in non-combat areas, we give our deepest and most sincere thanks. Their sacrifice over these past 243 years has given our nation, the world’s beacon of freedom, a promising future.

When building the Veterans Memorial Park, the Parks Commission hoped that the different organizations would hold their ceremonies at the newly constructed facility. To our pleasure, more and more events are being held at the park.

The park has been host to memorials for military veterans who have passed away, Memorial Day services, Veterans Day services, Flag Day Services and the Viet Now annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony to bring attention to the plight of families of service members who remain Missing In Action or are otherwise unaccounted for.

Plans are being made to provide amiable parking for the visitors who attend these ceremonies.

 

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