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Sergeant Alvin C. York Statueloupe
Nashville
TN
USA
37219
1968
Felix de Weldon

Statue of World War I hero Sergeant Alvin C. York located on the grounds of the Tennessee State House in Nashville, Tennessee.

The base of the statue is inscribed:

Front:

ALVIN C. YORK
ARMED WITH HIS RIFLE AND PISTOL, HIS COURAGE AND SKILL THIS ONE TENNESSEAN
SILENCED A GERMAN BATTALION OF 35 MACHINE GUNS KILLING 25 ENEMY SOLDIERS AND CAPTURING 132 IN THE ARGONNE FOREST OF FRANCE, OCTOBER 8, 1918.

Left Side:

ALVIN C. YORK
1887-1964
PALL MALL FENTRESS COUNTY
TENNESSEE

Right Side:

FELIX DE WELDON
SCULPTOR
MONUMENT ERECTED 1968
BY ACT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE

Back:

WHAT YOU DID WAS THE GREATEST THING ACCOMPLISHED
BY ANY PRIVATE SOLDIER OF ALL THE ARMIES OF EUROPE.
MARSHAL FERDINAND FOCH
COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF ALLIED ARMIES

 
Iredell County World War I Memorialloupe
Statesville
NC
USA
28677
1928

This monument honors the sacrifices of Iredell County citizens in World War I. Originally designed by Louis E. Schwend and dedicated on May 30, 1928. It was erected at the end of West Broad Street. After cleaning and restoration in 2005, the monument was moved to the Walk of Honor at the Iredell County Hall of Justice. The names of four fallen servicemen who were not included on the original monument have now been added to the alphabetical list of names.

 
Nashville Spirit of the American Doughboyloupe
Nashville
NC
USA
27856
1921

Located on the grounds of the Nash County Courthouse in Nashville, North Carolina, this Doughboy was erected on Armistice Day, 1921.

 
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Catawba County WWI Memorialloupe
Hickory
NC
USA
28601

Placed here in Memory of the Men from this community who participated in the World War

Rededicated by American Legion Post 48 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1957 to all veterans man and women of this area.

 
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Durham County WWI Memorialloupe
Durham
NC
USA
27701

The monument was placed by the Durham County chapter of the fraternal organization, The Junior Order of United American Mechanics.

The monument reads "Dedicated To Those Who Served in the World War - 1917-1919". Below is the "Roll of the Honored Dead" listing all the Durham County Residents who died in the war.

 
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Lt. Harley H. Pope Memorialloupe
Pope Field
NC
USA
28308

Pope AFB, NC was named for 1st Lt. Harley H. Pope, killed with his crewman, Sgt. W. W. Fleming, January 7, 1917 when his JN-4 crashed into the Cape Fear River near Fayetteville. Poor visibility and fuel exhaustion led to the fatal crash. Lt. Pope was from Bedford, Indiana.

 
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Davidson County WWI Honor Rollloupe
Lexington
NC
USA
27292
1921

This memorial consists of a bronze tablet mounted on a granite base that lists the names of the thirty-nine residents of Davidson County that died in or as a result of World War I. The monument includes the names of African American soldiers, although they are separated from the list of their white counterparts. Around the base of the memorial are several cannonballs.

As early as April 16, 1919, Davidson County wanted to commemorate the service and deaths of those citizens that had fought in WWI. They planned and raised funds for two celebrations, promising the leftover money to the memorial fund. Initial planning began in June of the same year with the meeting of a memorial committee and the idea of creating a memorial hospital. The second of the two planned celebrations never occurred, and the money raised was given to the memorial association. By October of 1921, the association had determined that the memorial would be a monument placed in Lexington Square, but the plan of the bronze tablet on granite marker was not finalized until December.

 
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Claude Close Howard Monumentloupe
700 S Silver Ave
Deming
NM
USA
88030

This monument, dedicated on September 12, 1921, consists of a concrete and granite base on which is mounted a bronze plaque and small porcelain photo.  It was erected in honor of Claude Close Howard (1896-1918), the only man from Deming, NM killed in World War I. Funds were raised by public subscription, with a limit of one dollar per person."  The monument stands in front of the Luna County Courthouse. 

The plaque reads:

IN MEMORY OF
CLAUDE CLOSE HOWARD
M.G.Co. 356th INFANTRY
BORN MARCH 4, 1896
KILLED IN ACTION SEPTEMBER 24, 1918
IN ST. MIHIEL SECTOR, FRANCE
~
THIS TABLET ERECTED
BY HIS MANY FRIENDS

 
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Texarkana WWI Memorialloupe
Texarkana
AR
USA
75501
1936

In memory of the men from Bowie County, Texas and Miller County, Arkansas, who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of their country in the World War 1917-1918. They and their comrades fought not for selfish gain nor for one foot of added territory, but for the highest ideal ever upheld by man -- the peace of the world. This monument is a symbol of the praise and gratitude which they so justly merit which will forever be accorded them by their countrymen. Erected by the Texarkana Memorial Unit, an organization of women banded together to honor their loyalty, their service and their sacrifice. November 1936.

 
Mineral Wells World War Memorialloupe
Mineral Wells
TX
USA
78332
1940

This large but simple memorial to veterans of the "World War" is in Woodland Park Perpetual Care Cemetery in Mineral Wells. Tiers of brick and stone support two benches and a monument plaque that reads

Dedicated to the memory of
World War Veterans
who have answered the
last roll call

Erected 1940

The monument is completed by a tall flagpole.

 
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Belleau Wood Monumentloupe
Rue des Chevaliers de Colomb
Belleau
Hauts-de-France
France
02400

Belleau Wood is located on the high ground to the rear of Aisne-Marne American Cemetery south of the village of Belleau (Aisne), France. In the center of the road leading through the woods is a flagpole and a monument commemorating the valor of the U.S. Marines who captured this area in 1918. 

It commemorates the actions of the 4th Marine Brigade of the U.S. Army’s 2nd Division. The 2nd Division attacked German positions beginning on June 6, 1918. The 4th Marine Brigade liberated Bouresches that day. Its 5th and 6th Marine Regiments fought in Belleau Wood through most of June 1918.  Their gallant actions resulted in the Battle of Belleau Wood ending on June 26. On June 30, 1918, the Commanding General, French 6th Army, officially renamed Belleau Wood as “Wood of the Marine Brigade.”  The 2nd Division sustained casualties of 8,100 officers and men during the intense fighting in this vicinity during June 1918.

Vestiges of trenches, shell holes, and relics of the war to include weapons found in the vicinity, may be seen near the marine monument, which was erected by the U.S. Marine Corps.

 
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Audenarde American Monumentloupe
General Pershingstraat
Oudenaarde
Vlaanderen
Belgium
9700

The World War I Audenarde American Monument is located in the town of Oudenaarde (Audenarde), Belgium. The monument of golden-yellow limestone, bearing the shield of the United States flanked by two stone eagles, stands at the end of a small park. It commemorates the service and sacrifice of the 40,000 American troops who, in October and November 1918, fought in the vicinity as units attached to the Group of Armies commanded by the King of Belgium. The inscription on the Audenarde Monument reads:

Erected by the United States of America to commemorate the services of American troops who fought in this vicinity Oct. 30–Nov. 11, 1918

The 37th and 91st Divisions are the units honored. In mid-October 1918, they joined the Group of Armies of Flanders, commanded by Albert I, King of the Belgians. Both divisions participated in the offensive from near Waregem toward the Scheldt River, beginning October 31. The 37th Division reached the Scheldt River on November 1 and crossed on November 2. The 91st Division entered Audenarde on November 2 and 3. Both divisions were relieved by November 5. They resumed action in the front line on November 10, and were east of Audenarde when the Armistice became effective on November 11. American casualties from fighting in this region are interred at the Flanders Field American Cemetery in Waregem, located 10 miles to the west.

 
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Cantigny American Monumentloupe
Cantigny
Hauts-de-France
France
80500

The World War I Cantigny American Monument is located in the middle of the village of Cantigny (Somme), near the church. This battlefield monument commemorates the first large offensive operation by an American division during World War I and stands in the center of a village which was captured during that attack. The village was completely destroyed by artillery fire. The location of Cantigny on high ground was an essential location for German forces. Its seizure by the Americans would weaken the effects of the German offensives in that sector.

The 28th Infantry Regiment of the 1st Division, reinforced by companies of the 18th Infantry Regiment, led the attack. Its assault began at 6:45 a.m. on May 28, 1918. Support included American and French artillery, mortars, machine gun, flame throwers, and tanks. Although they encountered heavy German resistance, the 1st Division units prevailed, seizing all objectives by noon. German counterattacks and heavy artillery bombardments continued for three days. The 1st Division units held firm to the ground they had gained. On June 2, the 1st Division assumed control of more of the sector, releasing French units to fight elsewhere.

The monument consists of a white stone shaft on a platform surrounded by an attractive park, developed and maintained by ABMC. The quiet surroundings now give no hint of the bitter hand-to-hand fighting which took place nearby many years ago. 

 
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Chateau-Thierry American Monumentloupe
Château-Thierry
Hauts-de-France
France
02400

The World War I Chateau-Thierry American Monument, designed by Paul Cret and dedicated in 1937, is located on a hill two miles west of Chateau-Thierry, France, and commands a wide view of the valley of the Marne River. It commemorates the sacrifices and achievements of the Americans and French before and during the Aisne-Marne and Oise-Aisne offensives.

The monument, also known as the American Aisne-Marne Memorial or Le Monument américain à cote 204, consists of an impressive double colonnade rising above a long terrace. On its west facade are heroic sculptured figures representing the United States and France. On its east facade is a map showing American military operations in this region and an orientation table pointing out the significant battle sites.

German advances in late May 1918 led to the 3rd Division joining the fight. Its units assisted French troops in preventing the Germans from crossing the Marne River. The 3rd Division held the south bank of the Marne until the French American counteroffensive forced German withdrawal. It earned the nickname “Rock of the Marne.” At the nearby cemeteries rest those Americans who gave their lives in the service of their country.

 
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Spirit of the American Doughboyloupe
Winchester
KY
USA
40391
 
Wisconsin Mining School World War I Memorialloupe
30 N. Elm St
Platteville
WI
USA
53818

This memorial is composed of a concrete star, a sundial, and a metal plaque (unfortunately, the style of the sundial is missing).  On the sundial is written: "Grow old with me, the best is yet to be".

The plaque below the sundial reads: "In memory of Frank Vivian Laughton, James Leslie Paull, William L. Weber, Jr. Graduates of the Wisconsin Mining School who had served with honor during the World War 1914-1918 and gave their lives that liberty might not perish."

 
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Mammoth Cave Great War Monumentsloupe
Mammoth Cave
KY
USA
42259

These two monuments were placed inside Mammoth Cave in the 1920s to honor the soldiers who died in World War I. The American Legion and American War Mothers selected Mammoth Cave as a timeless place to recognize the soldiers who died during the devastating conflict.

On August 30, 1922, as part of the American Legion Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, a monument was placed inside Mammoth Cave to honor the fallen of the Great War. Inside the monument, 35 states each placed a list of the fallen soldiers from their respective states. In 1929, a second monument was placed by the America War Mothers to also honor the fallen of the Great War.

In 2017, in coordination with the centennial of World War I, the two monuments were refurbished. The damage caused by years of vandalism was repaired, and what remained of the original documents listing the names of the American dead were once again enshrined inside the base of the American Legion monument. The two monuments were then returned to their original location at the entrance to the Rotunda.

 
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Shelbyville World War Memorialloupe
100 E. Main Street
Shelbyville
MO
USA
63469

The text on this monument reads:

In honor of those who made the supreme sacrifice in World War 1914-1918

Ballinger, Roy C.
Bower, Ollie G.
Clapper, Earl F.
Collier, Robert E.
Drain, Benjamin S.
Farr, George E.
Finney, Emmert O.
Fitzpatrick, John U.
Gaines, Fletcher W.
Mastings, Owen
Howard, Jerry
Hughes, George
Meyer, Dennis C.
Moss, Leland S.
Oak, Elmer
Schofield, F. Lee
Wilson, Robert K.

 
WWI Chaumont Marker - AEF Headquartersloupe
Ecole de Gendarmerie de Chaumont
Chaumont
Grand Est
France
52000

The World War I Chaumont Marker is a bronze plaque located at the entrance to Damremont Barracks in Chaumont, France. It signifies the location of the general headquarters of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) of World War I commanded by General John J. Pershing. Its inscription in French and English reads as follows:

General headquarters of the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe during the World War occupied the building of the Caserne Damremont from September 1, 1917 to July 11, 1919 and from here directed the activities of more than two million American soldiers.

 
Kemmel American Monumentloupe
Kemmelstraat 4-6
Ypres
Vlaanderen
Belgium
8956

The World War I Kemmel American Monument is six miles south of Ieper (Ypres), Belgium. It is a small monument on a low platform consisting of a rectangular white stone block, in front of which is carved a soldier's helmet upon a wreath.  It commemorates the services and sacrifices of the American troops who, in the late summer of 1918, fought nearby in units attached to the British Army.  Some are buried in Flanders Field American Cemetery at Waregem, Belgium, 30 miles to the east.

The inscription reads:

Erected by the United States of America to commemorate
the services of American troops who fought in this vicinity
August 18–September 4 1918

The 27th and 30th Divisions are honored. They served with the British Army from arrival in Europe in May 1918. Their participation in the Ypres-Lys Offensive began when the 30th Division took position in the line on August 18, and the 27th on August 23. The Allied advance began on August 31. Both divisions met determined German resistance. They moved forward slowly. That afternoon the 27th Division reached the area where the Kemmel Monument stands. They advanced against German forces on September 1 and 2. The 27th Division was relieved on September 3, and the 30th Division the next day. Both divisions moved south to the region near St. Quentin. Soon they fought in the Somme Offensive, September 23-30.

 

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