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Spirit of the American Doughboy - Birmingham, Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Scooter Bill
N 33° 31.200 W 086° 48.578
16S E 517678 N 3708952
Quick Description: This memorial statue is located in Linn Park in downtown Birmingham.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 7/30/2007 8:46:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM1XYH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 63

Long Description:
The Spirit of the American Doughboy is a pressed copper sculpture by Ernest Moore Viquesney, designed to honor the veterans and casualties of World War I. The statue depicts a doughboy walking through shattered tree stumps strung with barbed wire, his rifle in his left hand and his right hand held high above his head, clutching a hand grenade.
The inscription on the base reads:
In memory of the comrades who gave their lives in the service of our country during the World War.
Presented to The American Legion Post No. 1 by the Greek-American Citizens, Birmingham, Alabama, Armistice Day, 1923.
Date the Monument or Memorial was built or dedicated: 11/11/1923

Private or Public Monument?: Private

Name of the Private Organization or Government Entity that built this Monument: American Legion & Greek-American Citizens of Birmingham

Geographic Region where the Monument is located: North America

Physical Address of Monument:
Park Place & 20th St. N. (Linn Park)
Birmingham, AL USA

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Website for this Monument: Not listed

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