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Dover Patrol Monumentloupe
John Paul Jones Park
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
The Bronx
USA 10451

Highbridge War Memorial Doughboy

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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
USA 44236

Hudson World War I Memorial

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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
USA 17821

World War I Monument - Danville

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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
USA 19046

World War I Monument - Jenkintown

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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. 

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Sgt. Alvin C. York Graveloupe
Wolf River Cemetery
Pall Mall
USA 38577

Sgt. Alvin C. York Grave

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100c 100m wwi centennial plaque Sgt. Alvin Cullum York was one of the most decorated soldiers in World War I. On 8 October 1918, in the Argonne Forest in France, he managed on his own to eliminate a German machine gun unit and killed over 20 Germans, with only his rifle and a pistol. The German officer responsible for the machine gun position had emptied his pistol while firing at York, but failed to hit him. This officer then offered to surrender and York accepted. York then led the handful of survivors in a counterattack that resulted in the capture of 132 German soldiers. York was awarded the Medal of Honor and became an instant celebrity.  After the war he led a quiet life and died on 2 September 1964.  In honor of the centennial of the 1918 Armistice that ended World War I, the grave has been restored to include a new handicap accessible pathway to his grave, new benches, a decorative fence, poppies planted along with new signage that describes the importance of his grave, the Centennial of WWI, and his connection to Rotary International (which sponsored the restoration project along with the Sgt. York Patriotic Foundation). 

Brown County World War I Memorialloupe
36th Division Memorial Park
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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Yazoo County War Memorialloupe
Yazoo City
USA 39194

Dedicated to Yazoo County (MS) members of the Armed Forces who gave their lives while serving during times of war.

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Pike County Veterans Memorialloupe
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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Lowndes County WWI Memorialloupe
USA 39701

The Lowndes County WWI Memorial is dedicated to the remembrance of the men and women of Lowndes County who served in World War I.  It was relocated to right of the entrance to the Lowndes County Courthouse in 2015.

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Ogden World War I Doughboyloupe
1875 Monroe Blvd
USA 84401

Ogden World War I Doughboy Memorial

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100c 100m wwi centennial plaque The Ogden World War I Doughboy is located in the Veterans Section of the Ogden City Cemetery and was sculpted by American sculptor Gilbert P. Risvold.  It was dedicated in the 1920s at an old American Legion Post and was moved to its current location after World War II.  After many years of neglect and vandalism, the statue was restored and rededicated on November 10, 2018, in honor of the centennial of the end of World War I.  Of interesting note: the statue has become a local legend among the youth of the Ogden community -- legend has it that if you drive around the statue at midnight, its head will turn to follow you!

Newsboys Memorial to Albert Edward Scottloupe
333 Washington St
USA 02445

Newsboys Memorial to Albert Edward Scott 

This memorial is dedicated to the local boy who is believed to have been the youngest American soldier killed in the First World War, Albert "Scotty" Scott.  Scotty was just a few weeks into his freshman year at Brookline High School when he lied to a recruiter about his age (15 at the time) and enlisted as a private in the infantry.  He was killed in action at age 16 on July 23, 1918 during an advance by the 26th Yankee Division north of Château-Thierry. Scotty had worked as a newsboy and after his death his fellow newsboys raised $2,000 for a plaque in his honor.  Brookline native Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson, a Brookline sculptor known for her war memorials, was chosen to create the Scotty memorial, which was dedicated in 1921.  A year later his body was disinterred from France and he was buried locally.

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Liberty Rowloupe
USA 44103

From the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History:

Liberty Row was dedicated on Memorial Day 1919 to honor Cleveland-area soldiers who had died during World War I. The memorial consisted of a series of oak trees planted from Gordon Park on Lake Erie into Shaker Heights. The trees stretched along the then newly renamed Liberty Blvd. (formerly the Lower East Blvd., and after 1981, part of Martin Luther King, Jr., Dr.) through Gordon, Rockefeller, and Wade parks, up Ambler Dr. into Cleveland Heights, and then along North Park into Shaker Heights. A round bronze plaque bearing the name of a dead serviceman was placed in front of each tree. A number of  the trees remained standing (particularly along North Park) into the 2010s and new plantings were replacing lost trees along Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in 2017. However, a number of the name plaques had been destroyed or stolen by vandals over the years.

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Berea Triangle WWI Memorialloupe
USA 44017

The Berea memorial on the Berea Triangle, along East Bridge Street, lists residents who served during the Great War.

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District of Columbia War Memorialloupe
Independence Ave, NW, between 17th and 23rd Sts
USA 20024

The D.C. War Memorial was designed by Architect Frederick H. Brooke, with associate architects Nathan C. Wyeth and Horace W. Peaslee; all three were veterans of the Great War.  A circular, open-air, Doric structure built almost entirely of Vermont marble, the memorial has an overall height of 47 feet and a diameter of 44 feet, large enough to accommodate the entire U.S. Marine Band. It was intended that the structure be a memorial and a bandstand and that each concert would be a tribute to those who served and sacrificed in the war.  The memorial stands on a four feet high circular marble platform around which are inscribed the names of 499 Washington residents who died in service during World War I. The names were inscribed on the face of the platform in alphabetical order with no distinction made to rank, race, or gender. The D.C. War Memorial is the only District memorial on the National Mall. It symbolizes the unique distinction of Washington, D.C. as a local entity even though it is the Federal City.  Construction was completed in 1931 and the memorial was dedicated by President Herbert Hoover on the national observance of Armistice Day, November 11, 193.   World War I veterans, Gold Star Mothers, the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Disabled American Veterans made up some of the thousands in attendance for the the dedication. Thousands more across the country listened to the live radio coverage. Other notable attendees were General John. J. Pershing and John Philip Sousa, a native Washingtonian and the former conductor of the U.S. Marine Band.

The inscription reads:  The names of the men and women from the District of Columbia who gave their lives in the World War are here inscribed as a perpetual record of their patriotic service to their country. Those who fell and those who survived have given to this and to future generations an example of high idealism, courageous sacrifice, and gallant achievement.

Westerly War Veterans Memorialloupe
Broad and Grove Streets
USA 02891

This World War I Memorial was dedicated on Armistice Day, November 11, 1937.  The names of the Westerly citizens who served in World War I are listed on bronze plaques on the central die of the Memorial. The Memorial was modified and rededicated on Veterans Day 2002 to include bronze plaques with the names of those who served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

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The War Dogloupe
100 N Washington Ave
USA 10530

This is a bronze sculpture of a German Shepherd wearing a red cross blanket, standing atop a rough hewn granite boulder. The dog's ears are perked up and its tail is extended straight, in an alert stance. By its front paws are a canteen and a helmet with an indentation, perhaps a shrapnel hole.  The War Dog was dedicated in 1923 to honor the 7,000 military dogs killed during World War I.  The original cost of the monument was $2,500, which was considered to be an enormous amount of money at the time. It was designed by Walter A. Buttendorf and sculpted by Robert Caterson, a well-known designer and builder who had worked on many distinguished buildings including Grand Central Station in New York City.


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The Lawrenceville Doughboyloupe
USA 15201
Allen George Newman

In 1918, the Lawrenceville Board of Trade organized a carnival in Arsenal Park to raise money for the troops fighting in World War I. When the war ended, before the money could be put to use, neighborhood leaders decided to spend it on a memorial instead. The monument was sculpted by Allen George Newman, who was known for his military-themed works including The Hiker, a depiction of a weary Spanish–American War soldier. Newman's bronze Doughboy statue was unveiled on Memorial Day in 1921 with over 20,000 onlookers present; the Pittsburgh Gazette Times described the occasion as the "largest ceremonial event ever witnessed in Lawrenceville". The memorial originally honored the residents of Pittsburgh's Sixth Ward (comprising Lower Lawrenceville, Polish Hill, and the upper Strip District) who served in World War I.

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The Wheeling Doughboyloupe
1801 National Road
USA 26003

The Wheeling Doughboy was dedicated on Memorial Day 1931.  The statue, affectionately known locally as "Lester", is named in honor of Wagoner Lester Scott, a doughboy from Wheeling who was killed during WWI.​  It is one of many identical "Spirit of the American Doughboy" monuments designed by Ernest Moore "E.M." Viquesney.  Following years of neglect, in a state of disrepair (dented, rusted, missing bayonet and rifle, cracked base), the doughboy was restored and rededicated in 2020. 

The inscriptions on the left and right lower sides of the cenotaph read:

NO. 1

1917   -   1918

Port Jervis World War I Monumentloupe
163 E Main St
Port Jervis
USA 12771

In 1940, during the original dedication of this memorial at Skinners Park, Ora Wheat, commander of Roosa-Fleming VFW Post 161, declared the 20-ton granite disc monument “dedicated to the memory of the living and dead.” Post 161 planned to add later an eternal flame and a marker intended by General Chairman Harold E. Scales during planning stages in 1938.  A re-dedication ceremony on November 11, 2020 included the addition of the flame and a bronze plaque naming the 34 Port Jervis men who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty during World War I. They are: Joseph M. Alvord, James C. Bilz, William E. Bross, John Collins Jr., Tracy K. Decker, Aloysius A. Delaney, William J. Earley, James Fleming, Lewis V. Gray, George Hamilton, Harrison E. Hornbeck, Norman Howe, Charles Kalin, Walter Koenig, Joseph Mascanz, Elliott McAllister, Joseph McGuire, Charles F. Meade, Hugh Leonard Miller, William Mulligan, Horace Murtha, Francis J. O’Connor, Levi Owens, Daniel Joseph Quigley, Harold Reid, Harold P. Rooney, Isaac H. Roosa, William J. Ryan, Charles Shaneberg, Arthur Sterritt, Bruno Terpilowsky, Samuel Thorne, William Williams, and Fred Youmans.


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