This 13-foot tall sculpture of Indiana limestone is of a standing male having elements of both a World War I Doughboy and a World War II GI. He wears battle fatigues with an unbuttoned shirt, dog tags, pants tucked into his boots, and a helmet. His rifle is slung over his right shoulder and in his left hand he holds a grenade. Under his left foot is a snake, representing the enemy. This memorial was carved in 90 days by Frank Bowden at the studio of Adolph G. Wolter, and was dedicated on August 14, 1951. Its model was Lt. Hulon P. Whittington, who received the Congressional medal of Honor for his service in World War II.
On Veterans Day 2015, a special monument dedication was held at Anderson University to celebrate Corporal Freddie Stowers, the first African-American from South Carolina to receive the Medal of Honor for his service in World War I.
He served in World War I in the Ardennes region of France and was killed in action. He posthumously received the Medal of Honor in 1991.
This bronze statue of Jane A Delano was sculpted by R. Tait McKenzie (1867-1938) and dedicated in 1933 to honor Jane A Delano (1862-1919) and the 296 nurses who died in World War I. It is located at the American Red Cross facilities in Washington, D.C. Delano was the founder of the Red Cross nursing programs and died in a barracks hospital in Brittany, France, in 1919 while on an inspection tour following the armistice. Delano is buried in Section 21 of Arlington National Cemetery, a section known as the "Nurses Section". At the top of the hill in Section 21 is another memorial to Delano and her nurses.
This memorial (statue and tomb) was sculpted by Paul M. Landowski in 1937 to honor Norman Prince, the founder of the Escadrille Lafayette, a unit which fought in World War I. Prince was born in 1887 in Massachusetts, graduated from Harvard University, and taught law in Chicago. While in law school at Harvard, he became just the 55th American to be licensed to fly an airplane. When World War I broke out in 1915, Prince quit his law practice and sailed to France. After more than a year, he finally persuaded the French government to create an air force in April 1916 (year before the United States entered the war). This air force became known as the American Escadrille and later named the Lafayette Escadrille in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette, the French officer who served in the Continental Army in the American Revolution. Prince flew 122 combat missions, and shot down five enemy planes. In October 1916, Prince's plane hit a telegraph wire as he was attempting to land. He crashed his plane and broke both legs. He died three days later from a blood clot. He was initially interred at Luxeuil, but later was moved to the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial tomb at St. Cloud (near Paris). In 1937, Prince's father, Frederick Prince, had Norman's body moved to Washington National Cathedral. Frederick Prince donated $200,000 to the cathedral so they could build a chapel in the south choir.
Danville's monument to Vermilion County's World War I veterans was sculpted by Lorado Taft.
Statues representing Army, Marine, Navy, and Red Cross nurses guard the marble base, where the names of local men who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War I are listed.
This small monument at the American Legion Makinson-Carson Post 10 in Kissimmee honors the two local men after whom the Post is named: Billie Makinson (killed at St. Mihiel) and Nat Carson (killed at The Argonne). Both died in 1918.
Dedicated on Veterans Day 1968, this obelisk monument honors the veterans of World War I, World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Parris Island's Iron Mike is depicted carrying a Maxim machine gun over his right shoulder and an M1911 pistol in his raised left hand. It was created as a memorial to all of the Parris Island graduates killed during World War I.
The statue itself is approximately life-sized, standing about 8 feet (2.4 m) high from the heel of his boot to the muzzle of his pistol, and is mounted on a 5-foot (1.5 m) granite base. It was created by Robert Ingersoll Aitken, the sculptor of the pediment on the United States Supreme Court Building, and cast in bronze. Officially entitled Monument to U.S. Marines, Iron Mike was dedicated in 1924 in a ceremony presided over by Commandant John A. Lejeune. Due to changes and construction around Parris Island, Iron Mike was relocated in 1941 and now stands in front of the Parris Island Headquarters and Service Battalion Barracks.
The bronze plaque, mounted on the base, reads: "In memory of the men of Parris Island who gave their lives in the World War, erected by their comrades."
Erected 1928 by American Legion Rifle Platoon of Florence, under the auspices of Fred H. Sexton Post No.1 American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Full-length bronze figure of a World War I United States Marine. He wears a uniform with hat and boots. In his hands he holds a gun horizontally across the front of his body. His gaze is directed to the left. The figure stands on a stone base resembling a pile of stones. The back stone rises behind the figure to knee height. The sculpture and base stand on a square pedestal of concrete covered with stucco.
The original sculpture, “Crusading for Right” by the French sculptor, Charles Raphael Peyre, was commissioned by U.S. Army General Pershing at the end of WWI. Pershing wanted the sculpture to commemorate the U.S. Army Doughboy. Peyre, who was not aware of the differences between the U.S. services, used a Marine Private as the model for the statue. He made the sculpture in full detail of the Marine – right down to the eagle, globe and anchor on the helmet.
Army Gen. Pershing was not happy with the finished design and declined the sculpture. Fortunately, Marine Gen Smedley Butler did like the sculpture. Gen. Butler took up a collection from Marines, purchased the original full scale sculpture and had it placed in front of the Headquarters Building (Butler Hall) on Marine Corps Base Quantico where the sculpture became known as "Iron Mike".
The statue was begun in 1918 and first exhibited at the Exposition des Beaux Arts of the Grand Palaise des Champs-Élysées, in Paris in May 1919. Marine Officers and Enlisted donated money to purchase the statue, and it was sited in front of the Base Headquarters, Building 1019, in Quantico, Virginia, some 75 miles from DC. Three tablets were erected in the memory of the officers and men of the 6th Machine Gun Battalion, 5th Regiment and 6th Regiment, United States Marines, "who gave their lives for their country in the World War in 1918" by the Thomas Roberts Reath, Marine Post No. 186, American Legion, on November 10, 1921. On December 8, 1921, the statue was dedicated.
Today, a replica of this statue stands in front of the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia. On that statue's base is the name "Iron Mike". The original statue remains in front of Butler Hall, home of the Marine Corps Training and Education Command.
The Memorial is located in the center of town. The bandstand was built with the sweat and loyalty of Spillville community members to honor those that served for the cause of liberty and equality.
The Civic Improvement Association held dances to raise the money to build the memorial. The Memorial was dedicated on July 4, 1921. Brass plaques hold the names of those who served their country.
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Plymouth, Pennsylvania, honoring those from the area who died during the fighting of World War I.
The monument is the work of the sculptor George Brewster. It was dedicated on November 11, 1920.
The Dade County War Memorial, by sculptor Edward Codere, was originally dedicated in Bayfront Park in 1943 with the names of eighty-seven individuals from Dade County who lost their lives during World War I. It was rededicated in 1946, with the addition of 553 names of those from Dade County who lost their lives in World War II. In November 1990, the memorial was rededicated following reconstruction due to vandalism. The 11-foot 8-inch tall, 24-foot 6-inch wide painted stone wall is adorned in the center with bronze inscription plaques and a fluted column topped by an eagle. Quotes by Franklin D. Roosevelt and General MacArthur are inscribed on the sides.
Franklin D. Roosevelt: "It is far better to die on our feet than to live forever on our knees."
General MacArthur: "We shall win or we shall die."
This is a memorial to all Volusia County citizens who died in all wars. It consists of a bronze sculpture of an eagle sitting atop a cross. Hanging from the front of the cross is a World War I helmet. Beneath is a coquina limestone base, surrounded by a circular walkway with concrete memorial tablets emblazoned with various military insignia. The base and flag were dedicated in 1927 and one plaque was added in 1959
On Armistice Day 1924, the Orlando Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) dedicated a granite marker to the soldiers from Orange County, Florida, who died in World War I. Created by Carly Kittel, the marker consists of a bronze tablet attached to a large granite block and was originally erected at Memorial High School in Orlando, Florida. In the dedication address, Francis Gregory, chapter regent, proclaimed that the granite marker symbolized the solid character of the United States of America, and the bronze plaque commemorated those who made the marker possible: the DAR and the citizens of Orange County. After Memorial High School was demolished in 1961, the Orange County World War I Soldiers Memorial was moved to South Lake Eola where it still stands today.
Veterans Memorial Park is home to Pensacola's World War I Monument. This marble memorial was moved from its Garden street location to Veterans Memorial Park by the Vietnam Veterans of Northwest Florida (VVNF). As the number of World War I vets was declining, and the fact they were unable to raise the needed funds to accomplish this task, it became part of the overall effort by VVNF to open Veterans Memorial Park and Wall South to the community in order remember the men and women who died in the service of our country, whether in time of war or in peace.
This fountain was initially dedicated to the memory of the local citizens who served in World War I, and later the dedication was extended to veterans of all wars. In the center of the fountain is the Albin Polasek sculpture, Emily, which was presented to the city on March 11,1984.
he Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Plymouth, Pennsylvania, honoring those from the area who died during the fighting of World War I.
The monument is the work of the sculptor George Brewster. It was dedicated on November 11, 1920.
Sculptor Charles Keck was hired to create a monument to those killed during World War I from Lynchburg. His bronze, The Listening Post (The Doughboy) statue, was installed in 1926 at the base of Monument Terrace, taking the place of the dolphin fountain. Inscribed in the wall behind the statue are local military unit designations and the names of 43 casualties.