Found in the center of Bunning Park, this E.M. Viquesney "Spirit of the Doughboy" Statue stands tall and proud. At the base are the names of Sweetwater County residents who died in World War I.
Memorial is dedicated to the servicemen from Cedar City who fought during World War I.
This massive monument was dedicated to 21 German prisoners of war who died at Fort Douglas during the Great World War.
The ring around marker reads:
German War Memorial
The German War Memorial to the Victims of War was erected by the German-Americans of the United States of America in cooperation with the American Legion of the State of Utah in memory of the men who died while interned at Fort Douglas during World War I.
The monument was designed and constructed by Arno Steinecke. It was dedicated on Memorial Day, May 30, 1933.
Fifty-five years later, in 1988, the monument was restored by sculptor Hans Huettlinger and his son John under arrangements made by the German Air Force and German War Graves Commission.
Today the restored monument stands for the victims of both World Wars who are buried here in Fort Douglas Cemetery and to the victims of war and despotism throughout the world.
The Nation's Heroes monument lists the names of the citizens of Midvale who served during World War I. It is a beautiful monument centrally located in the park near the pavilion and children's play grounds.
This World War I memorial is located in Washington Park on the north side of Price, Utah.
Text of memorial:
In Memory Of
Carbon County Boys
Who Gave Their Services
And Lives In The
World War, 1917-1918
Stevenson, George West
Thomas, Guy Irving
Anderson, Edward C.
Baker, Burl H.
Crawford, Abraham J.
Curtis, Adolphus B.
Harding, Ben A.
Larsen, Lawrence E.
Mather, William H.
McComb, William J.
Michell, Charles, J
Naranjo, Joe R.
Roberts, John W.
Thomas, Arthur P.
Walkington, William H.
Worley, Nelden F.
Zobell, Henry R.
Erected By Price Chapter
Service Star Legion, Nov. 11, 1938
Located in what is now Uptown Greenwood, this monument initially paid tribute to the fallen from World War I but later included those from World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Originally placed in 1929, the remaining two sides were put to good use in their own time.
North Plaque: Erected November 11, 1929 by the Greenwood Post No. 20 of the American Legion the Legion Auxiliary and the Citizens of Greenwood County in honor of the brave men who sacrificed their lives so that liberty and justice might reign throughout the world.
The memorial garden is near the Veterans Cemetery offices.
The inscription reads:
Third Infantry Div
Las Vegas Nevada
Dedicates this memorial honoring those who served in the 3rd Inf Div
Dedicated Nov 11, 1993
Third Infantry Division
Rock of the House
Division activated November 1917, arrived France March 1918. Earned the proud sobriquet 'Rock of the Marine' by stopping the German advance on Paris at Chateau Thierry, June 1918.
The dates on this memorial are very telling. Many US citizens went to Britain and France to join their flying forces against the Central Powers. The United States entered the war in 1917, and the American Flying Corps was developed. So, while Americans served in the burgeoning 'Air Force', the plaque can only honor service from 1917-1918.
The plaques read:
Golden Liberty Bell
November 11, 1918
The Golden Liberty Bell and Tower was dedicated at the steps of City Hall by members of Golden City Council and the Golden Community on November 11, 2001.
The Golden Liberty Bell has great historical significance throughout the community. It was once located in the area of Meyer's parking lot as the town's first fire bell.
On November 11, 1918, it was the bell's resounding echo that proclaimed the end to World War I to all in Golden and within earshot. The town's folk came to ring the bell and after many hours of nonstop ringing the bell finally cracked -- just as the National Liberty Bell did.
The Golden Jaycees first dedicated this bell on November 18, 1968 along with members of the community. The children from Mitchell Elementary School included a time capsule on this day. The capsule will be opened in 2018, one hundred years after the celebrated crack occurred.
Another time capsule has been placed in the tower on this rededication day, November 11, 2001. Items contained in this capsule are from the area school and community organizations. This capsule will be opened on November 11, 2101.
The Lt. Frank Luke Jr. Memorial is located in front of the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona.
The sculpture is a full-length portrait of Lt. Frank Luke, Jr., by sculptor Roger Burnham. He is dressed in a World War I military uniform and holds an aviator helmet in his proper right hand. The bronze sculpture stands atop a stone base.
Lt. Luke was a World War I airman known as the 'balloon buster'. He saw exactly 17 days of action in France during World War I. During that brief period, he destroyed 14 enemy balloons and 4 enemy planes. He was killed near Murvaux, France, by enemy soldiers when he refused to surrender and tried to hold them off with a pistol. He received, posthumously, the Congressional Medal of Honor as well as other medals. Nearby Luke Air Force Base was also named after Lt. Luke.
On the backside of the monument is an honor roll listing the names all Arizonians killed during the war.
The Cumberland County World War I Memorial is shaped like a giant open book that stands about six feet tall and lists the names of the 17 Cumberland County soldiers who gave their lives for their country in World War I. It also includes the memorable poem "In Flanders Field." The text of the poem by Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD is a fitting addition to this memorial. (McCrae also died in World War I of pneumonia.)
Robert Lester Blackwell was born on October 4, 1895, and was the son of a tenant farmer. On October 11, 1918, near St. Souplet, France, his unit (Co. K 119th Infantry 30th Division) was cut off and faced destruction. The officer in charge sent a man for help and he was killed. He sent another and he was killed. Then he called for volunteers and Blackwell tried to get through. He lost his life. He was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. The memorial is sponsored by the Lester Blackwell Post 138.
The World War I Montfaucon American Monument, dedicated in 1937, is located seven miles south of the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery and Memorial and 20 miles northwest of Verdun, France. It consists of a massive granite doric column, surmounted by a statue symbolic of liberty, which towers more than 200-feet above the war ruins of the former village. It commemorates the American victory during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive during the period September 26, 1918 to November 11, 1918, when the American First Army forced the enemy to conduct a general retreat on this front. On the walls of the foyer are an engraved map of the operations with a narrative and a special tribute to the American troops who served here. The observation platform on top of the memorial is reached by 234 steps and affords magnificent views of this battlefield.
The World War I Montsec American Monument is located on the isolated hill of Montsec (Thiaucourt), France. This majestic monument, commemorating the achievements of the American soldiers who fought in this region in 1917 and 1918, dominates the landscape for miles around. It commemorates reduction of the St. Mihiel Salient by the U.S. First Army, September 12-16, 1918, and operations of the U.S. Second Army, November 9-11. It also honors combat services of other U.S. divisions in this region and in Alsace and Lorraine. Names of nearby villages liberated by American troops are carved upon the outside frieze.
It consists of a classic circular colonnade with a broad approach stairway. Within its center is a bronze relief map of the St. Mihiel salient, illustrating the military operations that took place there. The monument was slightly damaged during World War II, but has been repaired. From this vantage point the trenches used during the fighting can be seen.
The World War I Montsec American Monument is located on the isolated hill of Montsec (Thiaucourt), France 12 miles southwest of St. Mihiel American Cemetery and 10 miles east of the town of St. Mihiel. The entrance to the memorial's access road is immediately west of the center of Montsec Village, France. The Montsec Monument, atop the Butte Montsec, is reached via Highways D 12 and D 119 to Montsec, then a road up the hill.
The World War I Sommepy American Monument, dedicated in 1937, commemorates the achievements of the American units that served in combat with the French Fourth Army during the summer and fall of 1918. More than 70,000 Americans served in the region during this time. The architect of the monument is Arthur Loomis Harmon of NY, NY.
The monument, situated on Blanc Mont Ridge, is surrounded by vestiges of World War I trenches, dugouts and gun emplacements. It is essentially a tower of golden-yellow limestone with an observation tower on top affording an excellent view of the battlefields. Inside the entrance to the monument is an inscription describing American operations in the vicinity. The monument's site was captured by American troops.
On the front of the monument: "ERECTED BY THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO COMMEMORATE THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF HER SOLDIERS AND THOSE OF FRANCE WHO FOUGHT IN THE REGION DURING THE WORLD WAR"
Engraving on the inside of the monument: "IN EARLY JULY 1918 THE 42D AMERICAN DIVISION ENTERED THE BATTLE LINES WITH THE 13TH AND 170TH FRENCH DIVISIONS NEAR SOUAIN. THERE IT GALLANTLY ASSISTED IN REPELLING THE LAST GERMAN MAJOR OFFENSIVE OF THE WAR. WHEN THE ALLIES BEGAN THEIR GREAT CONVERGENT OFFENSIVE IN LATE SEPTEMBER, THE 2D AND 36TH AMERICAN DIVISIONS WERE ASSIGNED TO THE FRENCH FOURTH ARMY. ON OCTOBER 3 THE 2D DIVISION, SUPPORTED ON THE LEFT BY THE 167TH, IN A BRILLIANT OPERATION CAPTURED BLANC MONT RIDGE ON WHICH THIS MONUMENT STANDS. THE 36TH DIVISION RELIEVED THE 2D ON OCTOBER 10 AND CONTINUED THE ADVANCE NORTHWARD AS FAR AS THE AISNE RIVER. THREE INFANTRY REGIMENTS OF THE 93D AMERICAN DIVISION, SERVING WITH THE 157TH AND 161ST FRENCH DIVISIONS, ENGAGED IN INTERMITTENT FIGHTING DURING SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER TAKING PART IN THE CAPTURE OF RIPONT, SECHAULT AND TRIERES FARM."
The Bellicourt American Monument is one mile north of the town of Bellicourt, west of highway D1044. Erected above a canal tunnel built by Napoleon I, it commemorates the achievements and sacrifices of the 90,000 American troops who served in battle with the British Armies in France during 1917 and 1918. Engraved on the rear facade of the memorial is a map illustrating the American operations; on the terrace is an orientation table.
The 27th and 30th Divisions came to the vicinity after fighting Belgium earlier in September 1918. The St. Quentin Canal Tunnel passes beneath Bellicourt and Bony. It was part of the Germans’ formidable Hindenburg Line, which was broken by the American troops in a brilliant offensive in September 1918. The Bellicourt Monument lies above the tunnel.
The 30th and 27th Divisions went into the line in adjoining zones of action on September 24 and 25 respectively, under tactical control of the Australian Corps. After actions in succeeding days, they participated in the main Allied offensive beginning on September 29.
Both the 27th and 30th Division engaged in heavy fighting with many casualties. Australian troops passed through the American divisions and continued the offensive. The 27th and 30th divisions were relieved from the vicinities of Bellicourt and the area west of Bony on September 30, 1918. American casualties from fighting in this region are interred at the Somme American Cemetery near Bony, a mile to the northwest.
The memorial's granite shaft came from the original old Chicago City Hall. Six horses and numerous Oregon men were needed to erect the memorial. Gold Star Mother Chris Johnson unveiled the monument in 1920.
On the side of the statue is a plaque honoring those from World War II, Korea and Vietnam. The statue was erected in the 1920's so it was obviously erected (as the plaque at the front reads) for World War I. The other plaque was added much later and also goes with a larger monument wall behind the Doughboy that looks similar to the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. and features soldiers' names on those walls.
This World War I Memorial is located in Veterans Plaza, Overton Park, Memphis. It consists of an eight-foot tall statue of a male soldier wearing a helmet, backpack, knee-length overcoat and boots, carrying a rifle. The statue is made of copper, which came from pennies that were collected by school children. Those pennies were melted down and used to create the Doughboy. Beneath is a concrete base with a plaque bearing the likeness of an eagle and the names of the 236 Shelby County men who died in World War I. It was sculpted by Nancy Coonsman Hahn (1888-1976) and dedicated in September of 1926 by the Memphis Daughters of the Revolution.
The inscription on this memorial reads:
In Memory of
The Four Members of
The Memphis and Shelby County
Who gave their lives in the service
of their fellow men in the World War
Capt. Robert B. Underwood - Lieut. A.P. H. Sage
Lieut. Grover Carter - Lieut. Norwin B. Norris
"Greater Love Hath No Man Than This - That
A Man Lay Down His Life For His Friends"
S.P. John XV-14