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Leavenworth National Cemetery Obelisk
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 39° 16.551 W 094° 53.105
15S E 337397 N 4349082
Quick Description: A large obelisk honoring those men who made the ultimate sacrifice to their country.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 1/7/2008 7:10:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM2Y0C
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member "Paws"itraction
Views: 20

Long Description:
From the Cemetery website:
(visit link)
A limestone obelisk monument erected in memory of “Soldiers Who Died For Their Country” was dedicated in 1919. Situated atop the crest of a hill, the monument overlooks the Missouri River valley from the highest ridge of the cemetery. The monument was transported by the Santa Fe Railroad and moved to its present location in 1919 by prisoners and a team of oxen from the state prison in Lansing. Among the graves in this section are early governors (managers) of the soldier’s home and their families.
Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

In Honor Of: In Memory of The Men who Offered Their Lives in Defense of Their Country

Date of dedication: 1919

Who Put it Here?: The Staff of the Old Soldier's Home

Description of Memorial:
This large Obelisk is on the highest point in the Leavenworth National Cemetery. (This is not to be confused with the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, which is on base.) There are sweeping views of the Missouri River Valley to the east and of the Cemetery to the west.


Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

Marker Text: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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