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World War I Living Memorial - Veterans Memorial Parkloupe
190 S. Main St
Fond du Lac
WI
USA
54935

This memorial consists of two maples trees planted at the entrance to the park on the Main Street side, plus a bronze marker honoring the veterans of World War I.  The marker reads: PLANTED TO COMMEMORATE THE SERVICES OF OUR MEN OF FOND DU LAC COUNTY IN THE WORLD WAR BY THE FOND DU LAC WOMEN'S CLUB 1930

 
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Marshfield World War Memorialloupe
N. St. Joseph Ave. near W. Kalsched
Marshfield
WI
USA
54449

The inscription on the Marshfield War Memorial reads:

Dedicated by
The People of Marshfield
to the Memory of Those
Who Gave Their Lives for
America's Cause During
the World War

————
George Arnett · William Arnett · Louis Binder · Frank Boyer · Frederick W. Breseman · Ray Firnstahl · John A. Fisher · Louis Fleisner · Fred E. Hintz · Harold E. Jaeckel · Louis Kelnhofer · Otto H. Kops · Floyd M. Laird · William Lee · Wm. J. Lesselyoung · Leo Lutz · Louis A. Mangold · Jos. C. Marsh, Jr. · Harold Mattson · Mike J. Miller · Ernest G. Miller · Frank J. Mueller · Emil Oertel · Harry M. Palmer · Edward J. Parks · W. Simon Petri · Joseph Ponczoch · Willard D. Purdy · William J. Riethus · Henry Schielz · George A. Schiesl · Edward Schultz · Paul H. Schultz · Louis A. Seidl · Barney Skaya · Walter H. Soles · Joseph Stangl · Cecil G. Tormey · Nick Trierweiler · Wesley C. Van Voorheis · Everett L. Varney · Henry Wallis · Nick A. Weigel · Louis Wellner · Cooper D. Wells · George W. Whitney · Ray Winch · Franklin Wood · Ivo E. Wright · Herbert Yaeger

1914-1918

Erected 1922 by the Rotary Club and the American Legion.

 
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Rusk County World War I Memorialloupe
Memorial Park
Ladysmith
WI
USA
54848

John Paulding (1883-1935) sculpted this bronze statue of a uniformed World War I infantryman in a charging pose, holding a rifle in his right hand and holding his left aloft.  His accessories include a gas mask and a canteen.  It is supported by a square base of gray granite, and was erected in 1929.

The inscription reads:

Rusk County

"Greater love
hath no man
than this."

1917 - 1918

 
Markesan Doughboy Monumentloupe
1130 N. Margaret St
Markesan
WI
USA
53946

This E.M. Viquesney Spirit of the American Doughboy statue was erected in Markesan in 1946 by August Hein (apparently purchased from another community although the details of how Mr. Hein acquired the statue are not known).  Originally standing in Hen Park, in 2007 the statue was moved to Grand River Memorial Park, and is now under the care of American Legion Post #282. The Doughboy was restored and rededicated in the summer of 2009, Before the restoration, most of the rifle was missing. The statue and its original stone base are now mounted atop a new pedestal in Grand River Memorial Park, in an area known as North Terrace on the grounds of Markesan Resident Home.

 
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WWI Soldiers and Sailors Memorialloupe
Soldiers and Sailors Park
Markesan
WI
USA
53946

This is a large granite monument with a bronze plaque, dedicated to World War I veterans. Erected in 1928, the memorial is located in Soldiers & Sailors Park just outside of Markesan overlooking Little Green Lake. The memorial, and the park, were constructed in the late 1920s.

 
World War I Memorial at Oak Grove Cemeteryloupe
230 Playstead Rd
Medford
MA
USA
02155

This memorial is located in Oak Grove Cemetery, at the top of the set of stairs at the intersection of Winthrop Street and Playstead Road. The memorial overlooks the graves of WWI veterans. It consists of a statue of a battle-weary soldier standing with his arms extended horizontally, as if embracing the grave sites in front of him. His uniform is torn (from the experience of the battle field), and his gun is holstered (a source of controversy because some thought the memorial was not “warlike enough” but Mayor John J. Irwin supported the artist’s interpretation). The names of seventy-nine heroes are inscribed around the base. In addition, a “treasure trove box” filled with memorabilia was hermetically sealed in the pillar’s center cavity. The memorial was dedicated in May of 1941, just before the country was about to enter World War II.

The inscription reads “To the Men of Medford Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice”

Around the top of the pillar are panels that represent scenes from the war, which includes taking care of the wounded. Four patriotic eagles protect the monument.

The artist, Emilius Ciampa (1896-1996), a WWI veteran himself, was selected to design and create the monument. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery and his tombstone indicates he designed both the WWI and WWII memorials in the cemetery. The WWII memorial at the cemetery is near the entrance and is a statue atop a pile of rocks in a pool of water.

 
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Highland Park War Memorialloupe
Laurel and Prospect Avenues
Highland Park
IL
USA
60035

This statue, installed on December 11,1926, honors the 278 men from Highland Park who died in World War I.

From Bach & Gray Chicago's Public Sculpture:  "An heroic bronze female figure symbolizing World War I stands against a granite backdrop. Bronze tablets at both sides of the figure list the names of servicemen from Highland Park who lost their lives during World War I. The monument was designed by James Cady Ewell, who was primarily a watercolorist. Ewell was born in Chicago and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He made sketching tours of the U.S. and Europe and had a one-man exhibition at the Art Institute in 1919. After many years as advertising manager for Wilson and Company, meat packers, Ewell retired to Florida, where he died at the age of seventy-three. 

 
Sussex County World War I Memorialloupe
The Circle at E. Market St.
Georgetown
DE
USA
19947

The inscription on the Sussex County World War I Memorial reads:

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE SUSSEX COUNTIANS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN WORLD WAR I

JAMES W. BROWN • PARIS T. CARLISLE • JACOB H. CRANFIELD • ROGER W. GUNSBY • ULYSSES S. ISAACS • LAURENCE C. LAYTON • HARRY MILLER • LEVIN D. MORRIS • FRANK C. QUAILS • RAYMOND REYNOLDS • ERNEST RUSSELL • WALTER SMITH • ALEXANDER TAYLOR • ROLAND C. TEAGUE • ALBERT R. THOMPSON • ELWOOD E. WALTERS • WALTER J. WEST

Erected in 2016 by American Legion, Sussex Post 8.

 
Taylor County World War I Monumentloupe
224 S. 2nd St.
Medford
WI
USA
54451

This is a gray limestone soldier, approximately 13 feet tall, wearing a World War I uniform and standing on a marble base. On the front of the base is an inscription honoring Taylor County Veterans. On the other sides are lists of names of war dead from WWI, WWII, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

 
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Covington WWI Roll of Honorloupe
North High Street and Ingle Road
Covington
OH
USA
45318

In every war since the founding of this country, citizens of Newbury Township have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America

Many Covington-area servicemen in World War I joined Company A 3rd Infantry Regiment Ohio National Guard at the Armory in Covington. On September 15, 1917, that unit became the 145th Infantry Regiment 37th Infantry Division (the “Buckeye” Division) of the U. S. Army. This Regiment fought in major battles in France and Belgium, and suffered heavy casualties.

Two soldiers from Covington were awarded the Distinguished Service Cross by the President of the United States for ”Extraordinary Heroism in action” during the war. First Sergeant Luther J. Langston and Major William L. Marlin Commander of the 3rd Battalion of the 145th Infantry Regiment. Both are buried in this cemetery. 

The inscription on the memorial reads:

"IN MEMORY OF THE COVINGTON AREA SERVICEMEN WHO SERVED OUR COUNTRY IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY DURING WORLD WAR I"  "THEY SHALL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN"

 
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WWI Veterans Marker - Menomonieloupe
Interstate 94 between miles 43 and 44
Menomonie
WI
USA
54751

This historical marker describes how Wisconsin struggled during World War I. It is located in a rest area on westbound I-94 between exits 41 and 45 near Menomonie, WI. The marker reads:

"World War I

The outbreak of war in Europe in August 1914 did not involve the United States directly. Americans expected to remain neutral in the struggle between Great Britain, France, Russia and Italy against Germany and its allies. The desire for neutrality was particularly strong in Wisconsin, with 25% of the population of Germanic extraction. But by 1917, a majority of Americans favored the cause of Great Britain and France, and President Woodrow Wilson accepted the need to defeat Germany.

The wartime period was stressful for Wisconsin. Some Americans vilified Wisconsinites as being pro-German. Super-patriots committed outrages against those suspected of "disloyalty." German culture was denigrated.

Despite such tensions, Wisconsin citizens oversubscribed to their Liberty Loan quotas and responded enthusiastically to the call to arms. Over 122,000 entered military service, of whom 15,266 served in the Wisconsin National Guard, which became the Thirty-Second Division. By war's end on November 11, 1918, almost all of the Wisconsinites killed in action and fully one-third of the 6,300 wounded were members of the Thirty-Second or "Red Arrow" Division, whose veterans earned over 800 medals for valor.

Erected 1991"

 
Hostess House War and Veterans Memorialloupe
27 University Avenue
Palo Alto
CA
USA
94301

Hostess House was dedicated in 1919 to those who died in World War I. The building originally served Camp Fremont as a meeting place for serviceman and visitors. When moved from its original site to Palo Alto it became the first municipally-sponsored community center in the nation. It is the only remaining structure from California's World War I Army training camps. Designed by Julia Williams in 1918, it was dedicated one year later to those who died in World War I.

 
St. Adalbert's Cemetery WWI Obeliskloupe
3801 S. 6th St.
Milwaukee
WI
USA
53221

St. Adalbert's Cemetery -- once called Polish Union Cemetery and sometimes still known as Holy Trinity Cemetery (the two cemeteries were merged in the 1970s) -- is on Milwaukees's south side and is one of the older cemeteries in the area.  There is a corner of the cemetery into which were returned many of the Polish men from the city's south side killed in World War I. Included in this group was Sgt. John Czajka, the 4th American soldier killed in combat. In this corner of World War I graves the Army and Navy erected a stone obelisk in honor of the south side soldiers. Other former soldiers were buried here in the inter-war years and several were brought home during and after World War II.

 
Prairie du Chien Veterans Memorialloupe
220 N. Beaumont Road
Prairie du Chien
WI
USA
53821

The inscription on this monument reads:

Lest We Forget
For us they served
For us they gave
Now in one accord
We do them honorDedicated to all
men and women
of Crawford County Wisconsin
who served this great nation
for God and country
in military service

Honor Roll
In memoriam
to the men of Crawford County
who gave their lives in the great
World War
1917 • 1919

 

 
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Racine Doughboyloupe
Graceland Cemetery
Racine
WI
USA

This life-sized bronze statue, designed by John Paulding, was dedicated on November 9, 1929 to honor the men and women of Racine who served in World War I.

 
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Wautoma Doughboyloupe
213 W. Park St
Wautoma
WI
USA
54982

The inscription on this Doughboy monument, by sculptor John Paulding, reads:

Lest We Forget
Waushara County's memorial
to its sons and daughters
who served as soldiers,
sailors, marines and nurses
in the World War.
1917 · 1919

 
Spirit of the American Doughboy - West Bendloupe
320 S. 5th Ave
West Bend
WI
USA
53095

The inscription on the plaque on the front of the pedestal reads:

1917 1918
IN HONOR OF THOSE  OF
WASHINGTON COUNTY
WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY

The inscription is followed by a listing of names that continues in multiple columns on all four sides. It includes 1,054 who served in the Civil War and 33 who served in the Spanish American War. There are 1,469 names of those who served in World War I – 1,337 Army, 114 Navy, 10, Marine, 8 Nurses.

The Doughboy was dedicated Sunday November 13, 1927 in an observation that included a major parade with veterans of the Civil and Spanish American Wars in autos, and walking veterans of the World War. National Commander of the American Legion, Edward E. Spafford, spoke at the dedication.

A nearby monument was placed in 1998 to recognize those who served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. It names 79 who gave their lives in World War II, 21 in Korea and 28 in Vietnam. The area also has granite markers honoring 23 County veterans groups or organizations.

A major restoration project led by the Washington County Historical Society was performed by Tony Rajer of Fine Arts Conservation Services, Madison, Wisconsin, in 1999-2000, and the Doughboy was rededicated May 30, 2000. A time capsule placed in the Doughboy’s pedestal when it was erected, but of which there was no known record, was found during the restoration. Its contents included a list of about 4,000 school children, from over 100 county schools in several townships, who made small contributions totaling $253 of the $6,000 original cost of the sculpture, pedestal and site improvements (about $4,000 was paid by the County and the rest by popular subscription).

 
Honoring Gold Star Men - Whitewater loupe
Hyer Hall - Univ of Wisconsin Whitewater
Whitewater
WI
USA
53190

This memorial, erected in June 1920, honors seven men from Whitewater Normal School who died in World War I.  The inscription reads:

THE WORLD WAR

1917-1918

LOREN D. BORST, OSCAR HAMILTON, WILLIAM H. GRAHAM, HAROLD E. HAWES, ERNEST MAGOON, LAWRENCE J. BUCKLEY, BYRON W. BECKETT

"WHOSOEVER WILL LOSE HIS LIFE SHALL FIND IT"

For more information please see:

https://blogs.uww.edu/library/archives/22325

 
World War I Memorial - Whitewaterloupe
Main and W. North Sts.
Whitewater
WI
USA
53190

This memorial consists of a cement base and red granite stone, with a bronze eagle on top. There are brass plaques on four sides -- east: In honor of Civil War Soldiers 61- 65; north: War with Spain 1898; west: To the unknown dead of all wars; and south: World's War 1917 - 1918

 
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Lyons Flagpole Veterans Monumentloupe
Church and N. Railroad Streets
Burlington
WI
USA
53105

This monument, erected after World War II, sits atop a four-sided conical pyramid base. It is dedicated to Lyons' veterans and there are brass plaques on each side with rosters of the Lyons veterans who fought in: World War I; World War II; the Civil War; and the Revolutionary, Spanish-American, Korean, and Vietnam Wars, the invasions of Panama and Grenada, and Desert Storm.

 

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