Located on a quarter-acre triangular plot of land, this monument is a fifteen by five foot obelisk of Alabama limestone. It stands across the street from what was the entrance to the 42nd Division's World War I training grounds at Camp Mills on the Hempstead Plains of Long Island.
Inscribed on it are a lone bugler standing in a military cemetery, a list of the units that made up the Rainbow Division, the states they came from, and the names of the World War I campaigns in which they fought.
The monument was originally dedicated in 1941, rededicated in a 1997 ceremony, and rededicated again in 2005.
This bronze sculpture by E.M. Viquesney depicts a life-sized World War I infantryman advancing through the stumps and barbed wire on No Man's Land, holding a rifle in his left hand and a grenade in his upraised right hand. A new plaque on the pedestal of the Doughboy reads:
Spirit of the American Doughboy
Artist: E.M. Viquesney (1876 - 1946)
Copyrighted in 1920 Originally dedicated on November 11, 1927
at the opening ceremony
of the Memorial Causeway Bridge.
Donated by the American Legion Post 7
in memory of 38 local service men
who died in World War I. Rededicated November 10, 2006
following the completion of the
new Memorial Causeway Bridge in 2005,
the statue was restored and reinstalled.
Considered Viquesney's greatest work of art,
132 original "Doughboys" are still in existence.
A plaque with similar wording is mounted on the pedestal of the Sailor. Although the plaque denotes 132 Doughboys, more have been found since.
This is a set of four life-sized bronze statues commemorating World War I soldiers and sailors (three doughboys and one sailor) at the Old Memorial Bridge over the St. Johns River. The four sculptures were dedicated November 11, 1927 at the two ends of Memorial Park Bridge over the St. Johns River near downtown Palatka, and later placed in the same relative positions when the New Memorial Bridge was completed in 1976. Depicted in these four statues are: a doughboy carrying a 1903 Springfield rifle (E.M Viquesney or Gutzon Borglum sculptor), a doughboy equipped with a Colt .45 pistol and grenade (E.M. Viquesney), another doughboy carrying a grenade and sticks of dynamite (E.M Viquesney or Gutzon Borglum), and a sailor holding a shell (E.M. Viquesney). See pictures gallery for additional three photos.
|COPYRIGHTED/E.M. VIQUESNEY SCULPTOR/AMERICUS, GA. (Brass plaque on front of base:) SUMTER COUNTY/AFFECTIONATELY REMEMBERS/HER SONS WHO DIED, AND THOSE/WHO OFFERED THEMSELVES, AS/WILLING SACRIFICES IN THE/CAUSE OF OUR COUNTRY./1917 WORLD WAR 1918 signed|
(Metal plaque on base reads:) SPIRIT OF THE/AMERICAN DOUGH(illegible)Y/COPYRIGHTED/E.M. VIQUESNEY SCULPTOR/SPENCER, INDIANA (Plaque on front of stone base, with eagle on top:) Spalding County/Dedicates this memorial as a/perpetual evidence/of her Gratitude for the/Brave, Loyal and Patriotic service/rendered by/Her Sons and Daughters/in 1917-The World War 1918 unsigned
(Center of base:) ERECTED BY/HENRY WALTON CHAPTER/DAUGHTERS OF/THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION/IN MEMORY OF/THE BOYS FROM/MORGAN COUNTY, GEORGIA/WHO FOUGHT IN THE WORLD WAR/APRIL 6, 1917-NOV. 11, 1918 unsigned
Figure of a World War I infantryman advancing through the stumps and barbed wire of No Man's Land. He holds a Springfield rifle in his proper left hand, with peep site in rear, and a grenade in his upraised proper right hand. His uniform consists of an ammo packet, canteen, backpack, bayonet scabbard, gas mask and helmet. The sculpture sits atop granite base with shield shapes on each side and stars and stripes decorations. The granite pedestal sits atop a paved brick footing.
(On front of base:) IN MEMORIAM/WORLD WAR VETERANS/OF CHATOOGA (sic) COUNTY/GEORGIA/1917-1918/ERECTED 1934/BY CITIZENS AND FRIENDS/OF CHATOOGA (sic) COUNTY/FOSTERED BY/THE TRION COMPANY/B.D. RIEGER, PRES. & TREAS./N.B. MURPHY, VICE PRES.,/A.D. ELLIOT (Back and sides of base have 4 metal plaques listing 475 veterans) unsigned
(On plaque on base:) That the memory of the boys who gave their lives and their services in the defense of their country and to perpetuate its ideals shall live as an inspiration to courage and patriotism unsigned
The left photo was taken at the former Herrin City Park location Northeast of the center of town. The Doughboy was moved in October of 2002 and rededicated the following November 11 at the new location shown on the right in a small downtown plaza area across from City Hall at the corner of North Park Avenue and West Adams Street. A major portion of the move was handled by the National Guard. The plaques honoring veterans were also moved and placed on the wall behind the Doughboy.
Built in 1925 by C&H Sugar, the town's largest employer, the Crockett Veterans Memorial and Meeting House stands on a prominent bluff over the Carquinez Straits, which connect San Francisco Bay with the central valley rivers of the state. At its entrance near the intersection of Alexander and Pomona Streets is a plaque honoring the 12 local men who were killed in the war. On panels around the top of the structure are 4 pertinent patriotic quotes:
To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace. - George Washington
Do not destroy that immortal emblem of humanity - the Declaration of Independence. - Abraham Lincoln
We want no wars of conquest; we must avoid the temptation of territorial aggression. - William McKinley
There are no days when we should be more patriotic than on other days. - Woodrow Wilson.
This is a monument in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park to California foresters who performed an important role during World War I.
The inscription on the monument reads:
To our brethren who gave their lives
Foresters of America of California
Dedicated on Dec. 4, 1927, the monument, made of white Italian marble, was planned to serve as a fountain for people and horses. A 1951 photo from the San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection shows a small metal bowl affixed on the monument wall that may have been a water fountain, but it’s not present today. The large marble basin in the monument’s center bottom is both today and in the 1951 photo filled with plants and dirt, but may have been a horse trough earlier.
For interesting background on this monument, see: https://sfrichmondreview.com/2020/10/03/looking-back-forester-monument/
Donald F. Curran, a Danbury resident who won a design competition, designed this bronze sculpture of four soldiers and a sailor encircling a flagpole. The World War I soldier stands with his leg slightly extended, left arm raised to his waist. The Spanish-American War soldier crouches and holds a rifle. The Civil War soldier kneels, holding a sword. The soldier from the Revolutionary War holds a bugle and flagstaff. The sailor is kneeling and holds signal flags. This memorial was originally dedicated in 1931 to honor Danbury's citizens who fought in the four wars represented, and a plaque was added in 1952 to include World War II. A dedication at the monument’s base reads: “Dedicated to the soldiers and sailors of Danbury”.
(Proper right side of self base:) Spirit of the American Doughboy/copyrighted by E.M. Viquesney, sculptor (Bronze plaque on front of base:) (eagle with wings spread) ERECTED 1927 BY/FRANCIS M. DODGE/WILBERT M. ALLEN/AND OTHER CITIZENS/IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION/OF THE PATRIOTIC SERVICE/RENDERED BY/FOUNTAIN COUNTY/MEN AND WOMEN/DURING THE WORLD WAR/1917-1918 (Rear of base:) FOR GOD AND COUNTRY signed