At the south entrance of the building is a concrete bust of a soldier, high on the wall of the building in an ornately decorated niche. The soldier wears a uniform and a helmet. It was placed here in 1931, when the building was constructed to honor the veterans of World War I.
The George Dilboy Memorial Stadium is a multi-purpose public sports stadium, home of the Somerville Rampage semi-pro men's football team, the Boston Renegades semi-pro women's football team, as well as teams from Somerville High School, Saint Clement High School, and Matignon High School. The stadium is named for George Dilboy*, who lived in Somerville and was awarded the Medal of Honor during World War I. The original stadium opened in 1955. It was demolished and rebuilt in 2006.
* See the George Dilboy Monument in Somerville, MA.
The inscription on this memorial to George Dilboy* reads:
BORN FEB. 5, 1896, ALACHATA, ASIA MINOR
KILLED IN ACTION NEAR BELLEAU WOODS, FRANCE, JULY 18,1918
PVT. 1ST CL. CO. H 103RD INF. 26TH DIV. U.S. ARMY A.E.F.
POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR FOR "GALLANTRY AND INTREPIDITY IN ACTION AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY"
FROM FAR IONIA HE CAME A NEW AMERICAN TRUE TO HIS HELLENIC ANCESTRY TO FIGHT AND DIE FOR COUNTRY AND LIBERTY UNDER THE STARS AND STRIPES
GEORGE DILBOY CHAPTER NO. 13 DAV OF WW
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE GEORGE DILBOY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
COSTAS P. MELLAS, PRESIDENT
*For more information on George Dilboy see the George Dilboy Memorial in Somerville, MA
This cast aluminum memorial, dedicated in May 2019, honors the 190 men from Erie County, Pennsylvania, who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War I. Since installation, eleven additional men have been identified and their names will be placed on the plaque. Funds were raised by the Erie County World War One Centennial Committee and the Presque Isle Chapter, DAR.
The inscription reads:
ON THIS CENTENNIAL OF THE END OF WORLD WAR ONE AND THE ARMISTICE
WE HONOR THOSE WHO SERVED AND THOSE
WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR THEIR COUNTRY
ALL GAVE SOME, THE FOLLOWING GAVE ALL
LEST WE FORGET
The Fountain of Honor was created by Henry Lion and dedicated in 1930 to honor all husbands and sons of Ebell Club members who served in World War I. It is a life-sized female figure holding a flag, on a concrete base in the middle of a 16-sided fountain. Her right arm raises an oil lamp, and she wears a flowing gown and sandals. On opposite sides of the base are two small animal heads. The Ebell Club was founded in 1894 and is a philanthropic, educational and social club built by women for women.
On a multi-tiered marble base is a metal eagle, stretching its wings over a nest of eaglets. It represents a slain soldier and may have been inspired by the Ohlone Indian tale of how the Santa Cruz Mountains were created. It was dedicated on May 30, 1928, in memory of those from Santa Cruz County who served in World Wr I and the 25 who died. It was rededicated on March 23, 1993.
DEDICATED TO THOSE FROM SANTA CRUZ COUNTY WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WAR, AND TO THE MEMORY OF THESE WHO "GAVE THE LAST FULL MEASURE OF DEVOTION". 1914-1918
This statue in Golden Gate Park commemorates General of the Armies John Joseph (John) Pershing (1860-1948), the American general and commander from World War I. The statue was sculpted by Haig Patigian, Armenian-American sculptor, and was dedicated on November 11, 1922. The inscription reads: "In tribute to General Pershing and the victorious armies of the United States and her co-belligerents during the World War 1914-1918. Presented by Dr. Morris Herzstein, 1922". Behind Gen. Pershing's foot is a destroyed German helmet.
For interesting background on this statue see: https://www.outsidelands.org/ggp-pershing.php
This memorial sculpture, erected in 1926, is of a uniformed World War I soldier marching up a hill with his proper left foot forward. In his hands he holds his rifle on his proper right side. The sculpture is mounted on a tall rectangular base. Originally placed to honor World War I, it now also honors WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
The inscription reads:
UNION CITY HONORS/THE HEROIC DEAD/AND THOSE/WHO ANSWERED THE CALL/OF THEIR COUNTRY/IN THE WORLD WAR/APRIL 6, 1917 - NOV. 11, 1918/WORLD WAR II/DEC. 7, 1941 - SEPT. 2, 1945
On left side of base: KOREAN WAR/JUNE 27, 1950/JAN. 31, 1955
On right side of base: ERECTED 1926/VIETNAM WAR/AUG. 5, 1964/MAY 7, 1975
This memorial plaque is dedicated to Lt. Donald MacDonald who served in the U.S. Navy in World War I.
The inscription reads:
Lieutenant Donald MacDonald
Who, following the best traditions of the sea, gave his life that his shipmates might be saved, Jan. 1, 1922.
Born Erie Pa, Jan. 3, 1879 - Enlisted U.S. Navy Mar. 11, 1898 - Served during the Spanish American War and Commissioned Lieutenant, U.S. Navy Jan. 1918 - Served during the World War.
"Greater Love Hath No Man Than This, That A Man Lay Down His Life For His Friends."
Erected by the Citizens of Erie
Dedicated May 1, 1926
This memorial is to the members of the armed forces from Davidson County, TN who lost their lives during World War I and was funded by the Nashville Kiwanis Club.
Monument restored and refurbished in 1967.
This life-size bronze figure, prone and wrapped in a tarpaulin, was sculpted by A. Thomas Schomberg and dedicated to war veterans on Memorial Day 1986. The figure lies atop an 11-ft. tall rectangular platform, inspired by a Plains Indian custom of placing their dead on a high scaffold in presentation to the spiritual world. This memorial was a gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Kane.
This monument consists of a 40-ft tall shaft of light gray granite on which sits a bronze eagle. It is flanked by 2 flag poles, and an artillery piece is nearby. Originally dedicated on November 11,1920 to honor the men and women of Berlin who served in the Civil War, Spanish-American War, and World War I, later plaques were added for World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. World War I veterans are honored with a two-sided memorial at the south end of the pergola. Both sides bear two columns of names listing residents who served in the war. The west face of the monument honors five residents killed in the conflict, including one who died in Red Cross service.
This large memorial, constructed in 1926 of stone, slate and gilt, is dedicated to the men of Yale who died in World War I. Nearly 9,500 Yale students and alumni served in the Great War, and over 200 Yalies were killed. Their names are carved into the walls of Woolsey Hall, and this World War I memorial on Hewitt Quadrangle in the center of campus honors them. The memorial was erected by Yale alumni.
The Bridgeport War Memorial, originally dedicated to World War I veterans, is a boulder carved with faces of a soldier, sailor, and marine, modeled after photographs on a magazine cover. A small plaque is below the faces with the dedication date of October 29, 1933, and the officers of the ex-servicemen's organizations who sponsored the memorial. A larger plaque elsewhere on the boulder has a relief of an eagle and a list of the Bridgeport citizens who died in World War II. The original monument to the WWI veterans was sculpted by Thomas A. Sabatino.
On the southwest corner of the East Haven Green is a shaft of light gray Barre granite, topped by a globe showing the outlines of the continents. On the front of the shaft is a relief of an eagle with raised wings and talons clutching sticks. It was made by the Thomas Phillips and Sons Co. and was dedicated on May 30, 1988. Sponsored by the East Haven Town Green Restoration Committee, American Legion Posts 89 and 175, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2090, it is a tribute to the Veterans of all wars. Inscribed on the memorial: KEEP FOREVER LIVING THE FREEDOMS FOR WHICH THEY SERVED; LET NONE FORGET THEY GAVE THEIR ALL AND FALTERED NOT WHEN CAME THE CALL.
This monument was sculpted by David Richards and was erected in 1885 to honor the citizens of Enfield who served in the Civil War. Later plaques were added as tributes to those who served in World War I and World War II.
This monument was made by Smith Granite Co. and dedicated on May 30, 1913 as a tribute to the Griswold men who served in the Civil War. Nearby granite slabs list the names of those who served in World War I, World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The monument and park were rededicated on April 30, 1989.
The Memorial to Five Wars, dedicated in 1922, is located in the center of Lebanon Green, in front of the Town Hall and across the street from the First Congregational Church. It consists of a cobblestone pedestal supporting a tall flagpole. A bronze plaque is recessed into each face of the pedestal. Three of the four 30" x 20" bronze plaques carry lettering relating to the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, and World War I. The lettering is in thoughtful narrative form, quite different from the standard memorial language often found on such plaques. The fourth plaque is a bas-relief by Bruce Wilder Saville depicting a composite of three soldiers, one from the Revolutionary War, one from the Civil War, and one from World War I, and a flag. The figure to the group's far right is from the Revolutionary War; he carries a musket on his shoulder. The central figure is a doughboy from World War I; he uses both hands to grasp his rifle. The third man is in Civil War uniform; he carries the colors. The flag opens out above the three soldiers; its staff continues to the group's left on the diagonal to the upper left corner of the plaque, distorting the right angle of the corner as the tip of the pole continues upward. A bronze plaque on a stone slab at the northeast corner of the Green lists names of those from Lebanon who served in World War I and World War II.
The Manchester World War I Memorial Plaque was made by the Gorham Manufacturing Company and dedicated on November 11, 1920. It is a bronze relief that bears the images of a soldier and sailor flanking a list of Manchester citizens who died in World War I. It is attached to a base of rough-hewn granite, specked with black and gray. It was originally located about 30 feet to the north of this spot; when the original hospital building was demolished in 1983, the plaque was moved here.
This World War I Memorial was dedicated on November 8, 1930 to the citizens of Meridien who died in World War I. It consists of a bronze eagle with the laurels of victory in its talons, sitting atop a shaft of Vermont granite, 50 feet high. There are four bronze figures, a soldier holding a rifle, a sailor holding a rifle, a nurse, and a marine with a rifle. A later plaque was added with the roll of honor of the names of those from Meridien who died during World War II.