ocated on the campus of the Pike County Courthouse in Pikeville, KY, this Viquesney statue is in excellent condition and has the original barbed wire still in place. It features plaques on all four sides honoring those who gave their all in their country's service during WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.
Attempts to learn the initial dedication date of this Doughboy haven’t been successful. The Smithsonian record states an installation year of 1920, but that's not possible, since the first Viquesney Doughboy wasn't completed and manufactured until 1921. Also, the copyright mark bears the name Spencer, Indiana rather than Americus, Georgia. Copyrights listing Spencer didn't appear until 1926 or 1927, after Viquesney reacquired the rights to his Doughboy company from his former business partner in Americus, Walter Rylander.
A search of files of old newspapers through 1929 by Pikeville Librarian, Christy Fleming, didn’t find an article that mentioned its dedication so its likely it was originally dedicated in the range of 1930-1933. The plaza where it is located did not exist then, at least in its current form, so it has been relocated at some date, even though it was probably always somewhere in Courthouse Square.
This memorial commemorates the residents of LaRue County who were killed or missing in World War I.
World War I memorial on the grounds of the Montgomery County courthouse in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky.
A memorial to the local boys of Hopkinsville who lost their lives in the World War.
Monument honoring the fallen soldiers from Monroe County, located on the Monroe County Courthouse in Tompkinsville.
This memorial is located in downtown Shreveport, Louisiana in front of the Chamber of Commerce. It is dedicated to the soldiers from Shreveport who died during the Great War.
The Soldiers & Sailors World War Memorial is a rare and elegant example of the Neoclassical style of architecture and an illustration of what Americans have done to honor those who served the nation in the military.
The memorial is constructed of steel and has sandstone facing. The front of the building has an impressive entry pediment with dentil molding and six Ionic columns as well as individual pediments over each of the doors. The interior contains a central hallway that opens to the second floor and flanking galleries, which are on both the first and second floors.
The idea for the memorial came after World War I, and the first fund drive to build it was in May 1919. A. N. Walters directed the drive. When this drive failed, the plan lay dormant for 10 years until the Chicago and North Western Railroad Company made a gift of land to the State. The State accepted the land in 1931 with the sole purpose of erecting a Soldiers Memorial Building to house the South Dakota State Historical Society.
In 1930, the State hired the firm of Wilford F. Blatherwick and John C. Hugill to design the memorial building.
The Soldiers and Sailors World War Memorial building currently houses the South Dakota Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. It was also the home of the State Historical Society and Robinson Museum.
Enosburg Falls fulfilled its ambition to erect a World War I memorial on November 11, 1930, when it unveiled and dedicated a Viquesney Doughboy in Lincoln Park in the center of the Village. The Enosburg Falls American Legion Post No. 42 was in charge of the dedication which was attended by several thousand people. The monument is dedicated to the eighty-one men of the Village who answered the call to colors in 1917 - 1918.
The ceremony began at 2:00 p.m. with the Enosburg Falls Band leading the gathering in singing "The Star Spangled Banner". A prayer was offered by Dr. A. R. Bill, Chaplain of the Grand Army of the Republic, Enosburg Post, and one of the community's two surviving Civil War veterans. Commander John B. Wood of the St. Albans Legion spoke earnestly about what the American Legion meant to the Nation. He was followed by Norwich University President Charles A. Plumley, who delivered a patriotic address which was described by a number of those present as "the most eloquent address ever heard in this town". It was met with great applause. Following Mr. Plumley, a number of vocalists sang songs appropriate to the occasion. They were: Miss Benoit, the Messrs Mason and Ostrosky, Jason Wallace, Miss Ruth Soule, Miss Ruby Kendall, and the Missisquoi Male Quartet of Swanton. At the close of the event, the Enosburg Band led a chorus in singing "My Country 'Tis of Thee". The local American Legion Post brought the day's activity to an end with a fair and a dance.
This WWI Memorial is located along the road in a small park in Canaan, Vermont. It honors the soldiers from Canaan who served during World War I.
WWI Honor Roll on the grounds of the former Bridgewater Village School, listing the names of the locals who served during the war.
In grateful recognition of the Valor and Devotion of
the young men of this Community
who served in the World War
for Liberty and Justice
1917 – 1919
This Memorial is located at Hovey Square in Dracut, MA. It is located at a triangular grass section splitting between Pleasant and Hildreth St. It features the names of 164 Dracut men and women who fought for their country during World War I. Seven of the 164 did not return. The memorial was dedicated in 1925 by President Calvin Coolidge, who made a personal appearance.
On August 14, 2021, the memorial was rededicated by the WWI Rededication Committee of Dracut . The Committee includes Richard J. Silvio (President), John Zimini (VP), Heather Pintal (Treasurer) and Richard W. Silvio (Secretary).
Dracut continues to remember their Doughboys and the handful who gave their lives over there.
Simply known as The Memorial Arch, this memorial is dedicated to those men from the Ipswich area who lost their lives in World War 1.
This arch is on the east side of a park and playground with many new playground structures, picnic shelters, and trees.
On the south pillar of the arch is a plaque that reads:
"THIS PILLAR OF THE MEMORIAL ARCH OF IPSWICH IS ERECTED IN HONOR OF THE VALIANT MEN OF THE COMMUNITY OF IPSWICH WHO ANSWERED OUR COUNTRY'S CALL TO ARMS IN THE WORLD WAR 1917-1918 AND AS AN EVERLASTING MONUMENT TO THOSE WHO SO NOBLY MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE"
At the bottom of the plaque is a list of 12 individuals who gave their lives.
On This Memorial Day, May 30th, 1939
THE CARROL McDONALD POST
of the American Legion
Erects and Dedicates
THIS MONUMENT TO THE MEMORY OF
THOSE SOLDIERS WHO WERE CALLED
FROM WALL AND VICINITY TO
SERVE THEIR COUNTRY DURING
THE WORLD WAR
Lake Whitewood Lutheran Congregation put up this memorial for all the WW1 veterans from their congregation. The memorial is in the courtyard of the Church.
This memorial stands right in the center of Main Street in Bradley, South Dakota.
The concrete base is about 4 feet high with a flagpole attached.
The inscription reads as follows:
Our Honor Roll
Dedicated by the Citizens of Bradley and Surrounding Area to Those of Their Number Who Offered Their Lives in the Great War of Nations 1914 -1918 and In Memory of Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice.
This memorial sits on the lawn of the Lawrence County Courthouse.
The text of the memorial reads:
In Memoriam: To the heroes of Lawrence County who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War 1914 - 1918.
"The right is more precious than peace, we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts, to such a task we dedicate our lives."
-- Woodrow Wilson
The Slope County Veterans Memorial was one of the last ones dedicated specifically to veterans of WWI in North Dakota. Since it was dedicated in June of 1940, when a major war was being fought in Europe, the designers left room on the other side to add another memorial should the United States enter what would be become WWII. This memorial is built from petrified wood supporting a granite tablet.
A very interesting folk-art WWI memorial on the NW corner of the Leavenworth County Courthouse grounds in Leavenworth KS, dedicated to "Our Boys" who made the supreme sacrifice.
This memorial honors the 39 men from Pottawatomie County who died in World War I.
In the Wickford section of North Kingstown, there is an obelisk in the center of a small green at the corner of Main Street and Brown Street, known as Updike Park. This obelisk is a monument for the residents of North Kingstown who served in World War I.
The monument stands at least 20 ft tall, and has bronze plaques on each side at about eye level.
The plaque facing Brown Street (east) has the following text:
"Dedicated to those who answered their country's call to serve humanity in the World War 1917-1919 and in memory of those who died in that service...[list of names who probably died in service]...Erected by the Town of North Kingstown, 1928."
Each of the other three plaques has names under the military branch they served. The south and north plaques lists the honor roll of those who served in the Army, while the west plaque lists those who served in the Navy. At the base of the obelisk are brick sidewalks, many with names in them.