The University of Detroit Memorial Clock Tower was built as a memorial to the 12 students and alumni who died in World War I. As well as serving as a monument, the structure is built around the university's power plant chimney to disguise this industrial structure.
The clock tower is 175 ft high and was completed in 1926. On the north side of the clock tower is an engraving memorial and 12 names:
TO THE UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MEN
WHO DIED IN THE WORLD WAR 1914-18
OUR HONORED DEAD
JOHN DESCHAMPS, CHARLES HARRISON, LOUIS MANS, EDWARDS J. BURNS, THOMAS G. KENNEDY, ALFRED FULLER, ROGERS MCNAMARA, JAMES WILLIAMS, LIONEL ESLIN, RUSSEL MCBREARTY, WILLIAM J. WILKINSON, THOMAS ABERY
FROM RELATIVES, ALUMNI AND STUDENTS
The inscription on this marker reads:
Kentucky's only medal of honor winner in World War I. Born at the head of Freeman Fork of Longs Creek, Breathitt County, KY. Jan. 1, 1890. Single handedly destroyed three German machine gun nests. Killed 24 enemy soldiers near Bois De Froges France Sept. 26, 1918. Received medal for heroism July 19, 1919, died Leslie County, KY. age 59, May 29, 1949 of lingering lung infection, the result of inhaling poisonous gas during war. Originally buried in Leslie County. Re-interred in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville KY.
The inscription on this memorial, erected 1920 by the Order of the Eastern Star, Winolia Chapter No. 59, reads:
"IN MEMORY OF OUR LOCAL LOYAL DEFENDERS WHO OFFERED THEIR LIVES IN THE CAUSE OF WORLD DEMOCRACY, 1914–1918."
Moved to this location in November 2021 (from E.C. Glass High School), this marker consists of a large bronze plaque mounted on a locally sourced greenstone monolith. It honors the 42 local men who died in World War I, and was erected in 1936 by the Lynchburg Chapter of the DAR..
The monument was originally constructed in the Milford City Park in 1931 by the members of Milford’s American Legion Post 171 and dedicated on May 30, 1931. It was constructed of field stones collected from local farms. Each of the 52 Legion members was asked to bring 2 stones for the monument. There was a water fountain built into one side and a plaque above the fountain that read “In Memory, of Those Who Served, 1917 World War 1918, Milford Post 171, the American Legion, Milford, Nebr. May 30 1931”. In early 2012, the city maintenance crew inspected the monument and found it to be in disrepair and possibly dangerous. The water fountain was no longer in use and had probably contributed to the decline. It had always been a favorite climbing spot in the park for children and it was felt that it was no longer safe. After consulting with several qualified masons, it was determined that repair wasn’t really a good option. The cracks and structural issues meant that it wasn’t a good candidate for being moved. A consensus was reached that the best thing would be to disassemble the monument and rebuild it at another location in the park. The monument was disassembled by the city maintenance crew and the stones and plaque put into storage. Inside the monument was found a glass jar with a typed list of the Legion and Auxiliary members from 1931.
It was decided to build the memorial back (as close as possible) to the way it had been, but leave out the water fountain. A nice visible corner in front of the community and library building was chosen. This was more visible and away from the playground equipment. The city had supplied the labor to tear down the old monument, but they thought that the Legion should pay for rebuilding it. $5,500 was raised for the reconstruction.
In May of 2012 the monument was reconstructed. This time it would have a nice solid concrete base, a steel internal support structure, the stones from the old monument, the plaque from the old monument and a new rededication plaque.
In the spring of 2019, the mayor of Milford gave some money to plant some grass, small bushes, and street bricks for a walk way up to the monument.
This 70-foot flag pole is dedicated to World War I soldier Carl Dana Brandon, born on September 6, 1897 and raised in the Fall Branch community of Greene County, TN. He was the son of Andrew Jerome “Rome” Brandon and Cora May Pierce Brandon. He was also an Uncle to Carl Jerome Brandon, the original Owner & Founder of the Davy Crockett TA Travel Center.
Carl Dana joined the Tennessee Army National Guard in May 1917 shortly after graduating from Fall Branch High School. He advanced to the rank of Corporal later that year and was soon on his way across the Atlantic to the European Theatre of the First World War. He was a member of the 117th Infantry Regiment, 59th Infantry Brigade and the 30th Division. The 30th Division later became known as the Old Hickory Division, named in honor of General, President, and Tennessee native, Andrew Jackson.
During the Battle of Montbrehain on October 8, 1918, Carl Dana was fatally wounded and passed away later that night. He is interred in the Somme American Cemetery in Bony, France.
The current owners of Davy Crockett TA Travel Center, great nephews of Carl Dana, are proud to honor the wish of their late father, Carl Jerome, by dedicating this beautiful 70-foot flag pole to Carl Dana Brandon and to all the other men and women who served in war and peace.
If you would like to learn more about the late Carl D. Brandon and his full write up,
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Soon after World War I ended, local citizens contributed money to purchase the Madison Town Clock as a memorial to the men who served and died during the Great War. Purchased from Boston for approximately $600, this specially made number two striking clock is believed to have been shipped by boat to Wilmington, North Carolina and then by rail to Madison. Engraved on the clock face are the words “All Those Who Served” and identically engraved on the clock Bell which was cast in Baltimore, Maryland by McNeely and Son.
The Wilkes County Memorial Avenue World War I Monument stands about fourteen feet tall on a sidewalk corner at the intersection of D Street and Ninth Street (Memorial Avenue). This stone marker has a large rectangular base, with an obelisk shape making up the top portion of the monument. The original bronze plaque on the top portion of the monument faces Ninth Street (Memorial Avenue), with a list of fifty-one Wilkes County veterans who gave their lives in World War I. A second plaque was later added in 2000 to the opposite face of the monument, with a corrected list of fifty-five names of Wilkes County World War I veterans.
The inscription on this memorial reads:
THERE WERE 33,331 SOLDIERS FROM FLORIDA WHO SERVED IN WORLD WAR I. MANY SERVED IN THE 31ST INFANTRY DIVISION. A DIVISION COMPOSED OF SOLDIERS PRIMARILY FROM GEORGIA, ALABAMA AND FLORIDA. NICKNAMED THE “DIXIE DIVISION”.
THIS MONUMENT SERVES IN MEMORY OF ALL WHO SERVED IN THIS GREAT WAR 1917 – 1918.
THE STATUE WAS SCULPTED BY CHARLES E. SMITH.