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.
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.
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!
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.
The Berea memorial on the Berea Triangle, along East Bridge Street, lists residents who served during the Great War.
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.
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.
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.
DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THE WAR DOG. ERECTED BY PUBLIC CONTRIBUTION BY DOG LOVERS TO MAN’S MOST FAITHFUL FRIEND FOR THE VALIANT SERVICES RENDERED IN THE WORLD WAR 1914 - 1918.
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.
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:
SERVICE STAR LEGION
IN WORLD WAR
1917 - 1918
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.
The Loudoun County Memorial Plaque was erected 1921, three years after the end of World War I. The plaque, on a stone monument, lists 30 names of Loudoun County residents who died serving during the Great War. The names of three of those residents are at the bottom of the plaque, separated by a line - they are the three Black people of the group: Pvts. Ernest Gilbert, Valentine B. Johnson and Samuel C. Thornton. Plans are currently underway to replace this plaque with a new one with a similar design, with all of the names listed together alphabetically, not segregated. It is hoped that the memorial will be re-dedicated in 2021 on its 100th anniversary.
This is a 2/3 scale skeleton form of a WWI SPAD XIII airplane. It was sculpted by Lucky Styles, with assistance from Sgt. William Harrick, Jr. A plaque in front gives some details about the performance of the French-built plane (Societe' Pour L'Aviation et ses Derive's). It also commemorates Lt. Frank Luke, Jr., a Phoenix native who in his SPAD XIII downed 18 enemy aircraft and balloons during 17 days of aerial combat, earning him the distinction of being the first U.S. aviator to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. See photo gallery for photo of Lt. Luke.
Erected in 1968, this monument consists of a marble obelisk and fountains, with life-size figures of military personnel. It honors the Alabama citizens who have served in America's wars. A Hall of Honor commemorates those who have received the Congressional Medal of Honor.
This is a bronze bas-relief, sculpted by Clydetta Fulmer, a little over 4-ft. tall, mounted on a 10-ft. tall freestanding limestone wall. Dedicated in 1992, it was commissioned to honor all who have served in wars involving the United States. It depicts a man and a woman walking and supporting an injured man between them. All are wearing combat fatigues.
The Alaska Veterans Memorial is an outdoor memorial grove in Denali State Park in Interior Alaska. The memorial honors Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Alaska National Guard, and Merchant Marine veterans from Alaska, as well as specific Alaskans who were awarded the Medal of Honor. There are also small memorials to the passengers and crew of military plane crashes in Alaska. The site was selected because of the scenic beauty of the area and its location between Alaska's two largest cities. On a clear day visitors can see Denali from just outside the memorial. It is 147 miles (237 km) from Anchorage and 214 miles (344 km) from Fairbanks, on a hill above the Byers Lake campground. During the main visitor season (May–August) there is a staffed visitor center and bookstore. The main memorial alcove was constructed in 1983. Governor Bill Sheffield, himself a veteran, dedicated the site in 1984.
Designed by Fernando C. Navarro, this memorial consists of five black granite/marble slabs representing the military branches of service. A pedestal has a bronze dedication plaque. On the five slabs are etched dedication inscriptions and the insignias of the Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Army and Marines. It was completed on November 10, 1989.
This bronze statue sculpted by Theo A.R. Kitsun depicts a World War I infantryman looking straight ahead, holding a rifle in front of himself with both hands. It is approximately 9 feet tall.
The War Memorial Football Stadium was dedicated on September 18, 1948 in memory of those who served in World War I and World War II.
The Memorial and park area were donated to the City of Odebolt, Iowa by the bankers. Work began in 1916 and was finished and dedicated on Armistice Day, 1921.