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Fort George G. Meade World War I Memorialloupe
4674 Griffin Avenue
Fort Meade
MD
USA
20755

Fort George G. Meade World War I Memorial Log Cabin

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque Erected at Camp Meade in 1917 by the men of the 314th Infantry Division, the cabin was constructed using trees from the forest that surrounded the post and, before the 314th was deployed to France, was used as an officers club and assembly room.  In France, the soldiers were heavily involved in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and remained in Europe until Armistice Day on November 11, 1918.  After the war, the cabin was re-erected in Valley Forge National Historical Park and then moved again back to Fort Meade in 2012.

 
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Guthrie Park Gold Star Memorialloupe
Guthrie Park
Riverside
IL
USA
60546

Guthrie Park Gold Star Memorial

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaqueFirst dedicated in 1921, this memorial initially consisted of four boulders encircling a flag pole.  A boulder was dedicated to each of three Riverside residents killed while serving in World War I, and the fourth boulder was to commemorate all of those killed during the Great War.  The memorial was expanded in 1948 with the addition of a much larger boulder with a plaque honoring Riverside residents killed in action during World War II. After time, additional plaques were affixed to list those killed while serving in the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

 
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World War I Obeliskloupe
Northside Park
Wheaton
IL
USA
60187

World War I Obelisk

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaqueFive hundred men from the Wheaton area enlisted in World War I from 1917 through 1919, 13 of whom died in service. In 1922, a memorial consisting of two bronze plaques with the names of all 500 men was mounted on an obelisk and placed at the Warren L. Wheaton home at Roosevelt and Naperville roads. Five hundred ash trees were planted along Roosevelt Road leading up to the obelisk to create Wheaton’s Road of Remembrance.  When the road was widened in 1931, the trees were moved to various parks throughout the city, and a new obelisk was built at Northside Park and rededicated in November 1936.  Through time, the obelisk became worn and damaged by age.  Eventually, the original bronze plaques were reinstalled and the memorial was restored and rededicated on Veterans Day, November 11, 2017.

 
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Juniata's Tribute To Honorloupe
Altoona
PA
USA
16601
1920

Dedicated September 6, 1920 to honor the men and women from Juniata (Altoona) that served in the Great War. 

 
Harvard World War I Monumentloupe
Ayer Rd and Still River Rd
Harvard
MA
USA
01451

Harvard World War I Memorial

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaqueThe Harvard World War Memorial was erected in 1921 at a total cost of $1,488.  Town records originally identified the Monument as the Soldiers’ Memorial to the Veterans of World War. The monument is composed of 50' flagpole anchored with a high-density reinforced concrete base, mid-section, and flagpole collar, with two bronze plaques affixed to the mid-section. The plaque on the south side honors all those of Harvard who loyally served and in memory of Private Thomas, killed in action. The plaque on the north side identifies 64 Harvard residents at the time of the war who served honorably. The monument has served as a gathering site for Memorial Day parade speeches and as  a backdrop for Christmas tree lighting and other gatherings for many years.

 
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Winnetka Village Cenotaphloupe
junction of Elm St, Oak St, Cedar St, Maple St
Winnetka
IL
USA
60093

Winnetka Village Cenotaph

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque The Winnetka Village Green, bound by Elm, Oak, Cedar, and Maple Streets, is the site of the Winnetka War Memorial, or Cenotaph. In 1926 the Winnetka Memorial Trustees, a group of Winnetka citizens, commissioned Winnetka architect Samuel Otis to design a war memorial to remember the 10 young men lost in "The Great War". The Village Council approved the request on January 18, 1927, and the Cenotaph was completed in 1928.

 
World War I Seaton/Trentaz Doughboy Statueloupe
Center St and West Guy Avenue
Glen Carbon
IL
USA
62034

World War I Seaton/Trentaz Doughboy Statue

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque In 1919, two young Glen Carbon residents, Emil Trentaz and Harry J. Seaton, were killed in battle in France.  After their deaths a group of Glen Carbon residents decided to recognize the two soldiers with a statue in their honor.  This group held carnivals and dances to raise funds as well as soliciting individual and business donations to help pay for the commissioned artwork.  In November 1920, the Doughboy Statue was erected in Glen Carbon Cemetery to stand over the soldiers' graves.

 
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Logan WV Doughboy Monumentloupe
Logan
WV
USA
25601
1928

Dedicated in 1928 at the Logan County Courthouse in Logan, WV. The Courthouse was replaced and the monument moved to Midelburg (Hatfield) Island in 1964.

 
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Romney WV WWI Memorialloupe
Romney
WV
USA
26757

The courthouse was built in 1922, replacing an older one. The monument is dated to 1928.
Note the cut off log behind the statue; this is a funerary symbol for a life cut short.

 
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Wayne County WV WWI Memorialloupe
Wayne
WV
USA
25570

Located at the northeast corner of the county courthouse.

Dedicated 1922.

 
Boone County Doughboy Memorialloupe
Madison
WV
USA
25130

Sadly, a fence was put up that blocks some of the views of this and a miner monument on the courthouse grounds.This monument is a stone version of a E. M. Viquesney Doughboy.

 
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Jacob Cousins Memorialloupe
Eastern Promenade
Portland
ME
USA
04101

Jacob Cousins Memorial

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaqueThis memorial honors Corporal Jacob Cousins who was the first soldier of Jewish faith from Portland to be killed in World War I.  Over 2,000 people attended the first Memorial dedication on September 22, 1935. This memorial honors one man who died in the line of duty, but also serves as a reminder of the patriotism and sacrifices that Jewish Americans have made for their country. A second plaque on the memorial remembers Portland Jewish soldiers killed in World War II. Jacob Cousins grew up in Portland. He was 24 years old when he enlisted in the Army. His Company C. 328th Infantry fought in the 47-day battle in the Meuse-Argonne region of France. On October 14, 1918, less than a month before the World War I ended, Cousins was killed leading his platoon in battle on the German border. Cousins received the Purple Heart and Silver Medal for his bravery posthumously. He is buried at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, the largest military cemetery in Europe with over 14,000 graves. 

 
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Gosman Memorialloupe
934 Sweetwater Rd
Dillon
MT
USA
59725

Gosman Memorial

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100c 100m wwi centennial plaque The Gosman statue in Dillon is modeled after George Gosman and erected in 1940 in Dillon’s Mountain View Cemetery by American Legion Post 20. Gosman was a World War I veteran, a department commander of the Montana Legion and, in the 1950s, lieutenant governor under J. Hugo Aronson.

 
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Dover Patrol Monumentloupe
John Paul Jones Park
NY
USA
11209

Dover Patrol Monument

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100c 100m wwi centennial plaque Erected in 1931, and designed by Sir Astor Webb P.R.A. & Son, this monument is a 75-foot tall obelisk constructed entirely from large blocks of Westerly granite.  The monument commemorates the Dover Patrol, which was formed in Britain in July 1914. During World War I, a variety of craft served in the patrol - cruisers, destroyers old and new, submarines, mine-sweepers, armed trawlers, drifters, armed yachts, motor launches and other coastal craft - as well as a variety of aircraft - flying boats, airplanes, and airships. A committee was formed in November 1918 to raise a public subscription for the erection of a monument in memory of the patrol. Over £45,000 was raised, including £1,000 donated by King Albert and Queen Elizabeth of the Belgians. The first Dover Patrol monumental obelisk was dedicated in Dover, England in 1921. Two additional replicas were subsequently erected, one in Calais, France, and the third in Brooklyn/New York City.  The monument sits in the middle of a plaza set within a larger landscape park at the Verrazano Narrows entryway to New York Harbor. On the front of the monument, etched into the stone, is the dedication to the Dover Patrol unit of the British Royal Navy, which was responsible for safeguarding the English Channel from German U-boats. An inscription on the proper right side of the granite base also dedicates it to the American Naval Forces of WWI. On the back of the base, set within a square niche, is the dedication date. 

 
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Highbridge War Memorial Doughboyloupe
Macombs Dam Park
NY
USA
10451

Highbridge War Memorial Doughboy

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque The Highbridge Doughboy once stood at a small park triangle east of the Washington Bridge, in the University Heights or Highbridge section of the Bronx. It was erected to honor the 21 local servicemen who died while serving their country in World War I.  Following many years of damage and vandalism, and in commemoration of the World War I Centennial, the statue was extensively repaired, restored, and relocated to a highly visible site at Macomb’s Dam Park adjacent to Yankee Stadium at Jerome Avenue and 161st Street. 

 
Hudson World War I Memorialloupe
Hudson Green
Hudson
OH
USA
44236

Hudson World War I Memorial

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque The Hudson World War I Memorial is located at the south-end of the historic Hudson Green on a small parcel of land referred to as the Boy Scout Green. The WWI Memorial is made-up of two distinct components: a large cast bronze tablet or plaque, measuring 60” wide by 30” high, and a rectangular stone-rubble pedestal or base, measuring approximately 6’-0” wide by 4’-0” deep by 4’-6” high. The bronze plaque contains the names of eighty-one individuals with an inscription at the top that reads: ON THIS TABLET ARE INSCRIBED THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO WENT FROM HUDSON, TO SERVE THEIR COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WAR, 1917 – 1918.  The Memorial was restored and re-dedicated in 2018.  

 
World War I Monument - Danvilleloupe
Memorial Park
Danville
PA
USA
17821

World War I Monument - Danville

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque This granite memorial, unveiled during several days of commemoration from August 30-September 3, 1919, weighs nearly 41 tons and has bronze plaques on three sides that are inscribed with a Roll of Honor 1917-1919.  It is estimated that approximately 18,000 people attended the unveiling, presided over by Pennsylvania Governor William C. Sproul.  The monument was cleaned, refinished and rededicated on November 11, 2017.

 
World War I Monument - Jenkintownloupe
700 Summit Ave
Jenkintown
PA
USA
19046

World War I Monument - Jenkintown

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque This monument was erected in November of 1919 to celebrate the return of the men and women who served during WWI. The monument previously stood in front of the old Borough Hall location at the corner of West Avenue and Leedom Street. The original monument was a concrete pedestal with mounted mortar shells, and a bronze tablet of all the names of those who served. When Borough Hall was relocated to its current location at 700 Summit Avenue, the pedestal of the original monument was incapable of being moved and unfortunately was unable to be preserved. The bronze tablet was, however, placed on a large piece of granite instead, which is how the monument sits today. In honor of the 100th anniversary of WWI, the bronze plaque was refinished and the memorial was cleaned. This work was completed in time for Memorial Day 2018 celebrations. 

 
Brown County World War I Memorialloupe
36th Division Memorial Park
Brownwood
TX
USA
76801

Brown County World War I Memorial

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100c 100m wwi centennial plaque The Brown County World War I Memorial, honoring those who served, fought, and died in World War I, was placed at Brownwood High School in 1921 with funds raised by the Brownwood HS Class of 1921.  This was a sacred memorial to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War I, the Great War, the War to End All Wars. In 2016, the memorial was restored and moved to a new site in the 36th Division Memorial Park. The restored memorial included the old World War I Memorial along with a new granite tablet with the names of the 39 Brown County veterans who died in World War I, a new plaque with the wording from the old World War I Memorial that had become difficult to read, and another new plaque telling about the original World War I Memorial.  The profound words on the original World War I Memorial were these:                                                                               

To those men from Brown County
Who rendered valiant service in the world war;
Who feared not;
Who believed in the sacred principles
Upon which this republic is founded;
Who preferred death to slavery;
Who signified a willingness to give their lives
And to perpetuate democracy;
This monument is reverently dedicated.

 
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Pike County Veterans Memorialloupe
Magnolia
MS
USA
39652

The Pike County Veterans Memorial is located on the front lawn of the Pike County courthouse.

The memorial honors and lists the names of the Pike County fallen from World War I through the current War on Terror.

The inscription at the base of the memorial reads: 
"Lest we forget those who died in the service of the Great Nation."

 

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