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Springerville World War I Roll of Honorloupe
Springerville
AZ
USA
85938

Below an American Legion emblem and bronze relief depicting American infantrymen attacking a German artillery position, the inscription reads:

DIED IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR COUNTRY

RICHARD W. JUDD BORN DEC. 17, 1895 DIED ARIL 12, 1918

SIDNEY SEVERENS BORN MARCH 24, 1891 DIED JUNE 7, 1918

JOHN H. SLAUGHTER BORN APRIL 2, 1889 DIED OCTOBER 27, 1918

ANDRES MASCARENO BORN APRIL 14, 1891 DIED NOVEMBER 1, 1918

ERECTED BY JOHN H. SLAUGHTER POST No. 30

The bronze plaque is affixed to a large, locally sourced section of petrified wood which sits on a concrete pedestal and base.

 
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WWI Veterans Memorialloupe
Dayton, Ohio VA Medical Center
Dayton
OH
USA
45428
1984

Located in the Grotto of the Dayton, Ohio VA Medical Center. The original plaque was dedicated in 1984. On 11 Nov. 2018 the Miami Valley Military History Museum placed a new plaque honoring the Centennial.

 
“The Chaplain” World War I Memorialloupe
Scottsdale City Hall Mall
Scottsdale
AZ
USA
85251
November 11, 2009

This bronze statue of a Jewish Chaplain in World War I sits on top of a large stone base that also honors later wars. The statue is itself a memorial to World War I, listing on its wheel the number of American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Nurses who died,116,516 and the 204,092 who were wounded in that war.

As Military Chaplains serve all personnel in the command to which they are assigned, this sculpture depicts the Chaplain holding a New Testament while most likely officiating at a soldier's burial service.

This memorial was sculpted by Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW, Post 3513 Commander Austin Deuel.

Commissioned for the Scottsdale Public Art Program

 
Bisbee WW2 Memorial’s WW1 Guardianloupe
Evergreen Cemetery
Bisbee
AZ
USA
85603

Bisbee WW2 Memorial’s WW1 Guardian

Located in the Bisbee cemetery is a World War 2 Memorial Monument that is guarded by a World War 1 era United States Army 3” Field Artillery Piece Model 1902, mounted on a No. 78, 3” Gun Carriage Model 1902, from the Rock Island Arsenal, 1905. All of these artillery pieces were used to train American gunners, but few were shipped to the front in Europe and none were used in combat.

Addition information from the face of the gun barrel :
AM&BR MFG. CO. BRIDGEPORT CONN 1904. 836 POUNDS NO. 65 W.S.P.

Also stamped into the barrel, above the breech: MIDVALE STEEL

This WW2 Memorial Monument was erected by: L.A. Engle American Legion Post No. 16
Army CPL. Leonard A. Engle, Jr.for who this Post was named, served with Company F, 355 Infantry Regiment, 89th Division and Died of Wounds received in the Argonne Campaign. His body was repatriated to the U.S. and buried at Arlington National Cemetery, December 30, 1920.

 
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Elmore County WWI Memorialloupe
Wetumpka
AL
USA
36092
 
The Danville/Pittsylvania County Veterans Memorialloupe
Dan Daniel Memorial Park
Danville
VA
USA
24540
 
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WWI Honor Roll - Jefferson PAloupe
Spring Grove
PA
USA
17362
 
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WWI Memorial a.k.a. loupe
Norwalk Green
Norwalk
CT
USA
06851

This monument was erected and dedicated in front of the Norwalk Library on July 16, 1921. The monument in its entirety is made up of a French cannon on the top and a rectangle granite base that has copper tablets on every side with the names of the soldiers from Norwalk who fought in World War I.  In 1950 the monument was moved to Norwalk Green.  The 155 mm cannon was made in Bourges, France in 1877 for the French Army.  It was stationed in Verdun where the soldiers from Norwalk, part of the 26th Yankee Division, worked with the French Army. The plaque on the monument states that the cannon was captured by the German Army and then recaptured by the French Army. 

 
Berwick, Pennsylvania WWI Memorialloupe
Berwick
PA
USA
18603
1923

The inscription reads: (Bronze plaque on front of base:) DEDICATED TO ALL MEN OF BERWICK AND VICINITY WHO FOUGHT IN THE WORLD WAR -TO THOSE WHO FOUGHT AND LIVED, AND THOSE WHO FOUGHT AND DIED; TO THOSE WHO GAVE MUCH, AND THOSE WHO GAVE ALL. 1914 IN MEMORIUM(sic) 1918 ERECTED BY THE MOSES VAN CAMPEN CHAPTER DAR 1923.

 
Collier County Veterans Memorial Monumentloupe
Naples
FL
USA
34102

This is an "all wars" monument honoring veterans who were born in Collier County, FL, who lost their lives in combat.

 
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World War I Buddy Monumentloupe
Harrisburg
PA
USA
17102

The World War I Buddy Monument at North Front and Cumberland streets in Riverfront Park was dedicated Nov. 11, 1922. The doughboy stands atop a 7-ton boulder from the base of Round Top at Gettysburg National Military Park.

 
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Medford Honor Roll Memorialloupe
Medford
MA
USA
02155

The monument, constructed in 1920 in front of the former Medford High School, features the names of veterans from Medford who served in World War I.

The central inscription reads: "Erected to commemorate the service of those from the city of Medford, Massachusetts, in the Army, the Navy, and the Marine Corps and in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in the World War. MCMXX"

 
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Patton and the US Tank Corpsloupe
4554 Fayette Ave
Fort Knox
KY
USA
40121

Patton and the U.S. Tank Corps

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque The Patton and the U.S. Tank Corps Monument was built in the memorial park located next to the Gen. George Patton Museum of Leadership to commemorate the 100th anniversary of CPT Patton joining the U.S. Tank Corps in November 1917. At the time, Patton was instructed to build the U.S. Tank School. He established the school, developed tactics and techniques, and lead the development of the first U.S. built tank. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his leadership and actions in World War I. This monument was designed to match the one in Bourg, France, where the U.S. tank school was located (that monument was dedicated in 1973).

 
Godfrey Triangle World War I Monumentloupe
Berkshire Ave and Berkshire St
Springfield
MA
USA
01151

Godfrey Triangle World War I Monument

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaqueThe Godfrey Triangle WWI Monument stands as a beacon of pride and honor to the brave soldiers from the Indian Orchard neighborhood who gave their lives during World War I.  This monument once had a bronze eagle statue on top of the granite portion but unfortunately it was stolen. The bronze eagle has recently been restored in commemoration of the centennial of World War I . The restoration of the eagle is part of a larger project to restore the whole of the Godfrey Triangle WWI Monument.

 
Pvt. David Christie Memorial Squareloupe
Woburn
MA
USA
01801

Street Memorial dedicated on Sunday May 27, 2012. Private Christie was killed in action in June, 1918.

 
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Emile Ladnier WW I  Memorial loupe
1600 Government St
Ocean Springs
MS
USA
39564

Emile Ladnier WWI Memorial

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100c 100m wwi centennial plaque

The important thing to remember about Pershing Square is you don’t have to be a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Silver Star, Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, French Legion of Honor recipient, a survivor of the Bataan death march in WW II or to have served overseas or be from Ocean Springs although all of these Honored Veterans are represented in PERSHING SQUARE.

Scores of the bricks honor Ocean Springs residents and family members who served including the fifteen original charter members of World War I Emile Ladnier American Legion Post 42 dated December 19, 1919 to include : H. Powell, Joseph C. Chaillot, R. Englaith, Oscar T. Davis, William L, Chaillot, Deo F. Bertuccini, Thomas Murphy , Van Cleave Reid, S. Chester Davis, Floyd Howell , James T. Ryan , Louis S. Tardy, L. Westbrook, Narcisse Dick and W.M. Abraham.

Among the last bricks to be placed in Pershing Square were in memory of USMC MSGT John E. Hayes killed in action 8 July 2009 and GYSGT Jon W. Gifford killed in action 29 July 2012 both in Afghanistan.

 
National World War I Memorial at Pershing Parkloupe
14th St NW at Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington
DC
USA
20004

National World War 1 Memorial at Pershing Park

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque The National World War I Memorial in Pershing Park, currently under construction, will educate the American people, and visitors from abroad, about the significance of World War I in American and world history, and honor the accomplishments of a forgotten generation of Americans. The memorial will have a rightful place alongside the memorials in Washington to the other great wars of the 20th century. The WWI Memorial will be located within Pershing Park on Pennsylvania Avenue, one block from the White House. The park honors Gen. John J. Pershing, commander of American troops in the war. Joseph Weishaar, a graduate from the University of Arkansas School of Architecture, won an international competition to adapt the park landscape, designed by noted American architect M. Paul Friedberg, to accommodate a World War I memorial.  On April 16, 2021, the Inaugural Raising of the Flag of the United States over the memorial site was celebrated with a live broadcast event.

 
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Yuma Armed Forces Parkloupe
281 S. Gila St
Yuma
AZ
USA
85364

Yuma Armed Forces Park

100 Cities / 100 Memorials Awardee

100c 100m wwi centennial plaqueYuma's Armed Forces Memorial Park is located at the site of the old Yuma railroad depot. Created by local business owners, service organizations, the Chamber of Commerce and the community, the one-acre park has several walls with more than 2,600 black granite plaques honoring all past, present, and future Yuma-area veterans. The plaques are made of solid granite. Each is eight inches high, 16 inches wide and individually engraved with the person's name, rank, dates of service, and service emblem. There are currently 260 World War I veterans’ plaques in the Armed Forces Park. Additionally, the names of WWI soldiers are on a WWI statue at the nearby courthouse. The park also has polished granite tables etched with the service emblems of the various branches of the nation's armed services - Army, Navy, Marines, Merchant Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard. A table honors prisoners of war and those missing in action. Several benches allow visitors to sit down and meditate.

 
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Eugene Bullard Statueloupe
Robins Air Force Base
GA
USA
31098

Eugene Bullard's story is so incredible that it reads like fiction. The son of a former slave, he ran away from his Columbus home as a child, fleeing the Jim Crow South in the early 20th century after his beloved father was nearly lynched. He stowed away on a boat for Europe, boxed professionally, drummed in a jazz band in Paris, rubbed elbows with Louis Armstrong and fought for the French Foreign Legion in World War I.

Awarded France's Croix de Guerre for his heroism at the Battle of Verdun, Bullard next joined France's air service, becoming the world's first African American fighter pilot and earning the nickname "The Black Swallow of Death." The segregated U.S. military wouldn't accept him as a pilot because of his race during WWI. He spied for the French Resistance and narrowly escaped the Nazi invasion of Paris, eventually returning to the U.S., settling in New York and living his remaining years largely in obscurity.

Georgia’s WWI Centennial Commission raised private donations for the monument, placing it just outside the Museum of Aviation, where Bullard is honored in the Aviation Hall of Fame. The statue depicts Bullard in his military uniform. His arms are crossed. And he is looking skyward.

 
War Memorial Veterans Building and Opera Houseloupe
301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
CA
USA
94102

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaqueIn commemoration of the signing of the 1918 Armistice ending The Great War, the San Francisco Performing Arts Center Foundation organized a series of exhibits and displays in the lobby of the War Memorial Veterans Building and the American Legion’s Veterans Gallery.  The War Memorial Veterans Building and the War Memorial Opera House comprise the War Memorial Complex. San Franciscans, inspired by the ending of World War One, in the 1920's initiated the building of a war memorial dedicated “to all who served.’ The complex opened in 1932 to Bay Area acclaim.  The Centennial Commemoration included banners, displays and video monitors depicting various historic milestones of the war and their effect on the San Francisco Bay area from the declaration of war by Congress in 1917, City celebrations of the armistice signing in 1918, to the return of local veterans in 1919.

 

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