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VFW Memorial - Cairo, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 00.172 W 089° 10.327
16S E 306727 N 4097395
Quick Description: WWI howitzer display for all foreign wars.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 11/3/2008 7:07:36 AM
Waymark Code: WM530W
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 8

Long Description:

Monument Text:

In memory of
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS
OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

[Visited this once proud city, decaying before our eyes. This custom house was busier during the Civil War than Kennedy Airport customs is today. A vast amount of history is down here. U.S. Grant used the custom house, he also was stationed here during the Civil War. If you decide to visit this city be very careful. Crime is very high since the economy of the city has almost disappeared.]

Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

In Honor Of: Veterans of Foreign Wars

Marker Text:
see above.


Who Put it Here?: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 2649

Description of Memorial:
Huge old WWI howitzer and a small marble monument. One of many on the Cairo Custom House lawn, these include a monument to Seaman the dog of Merriwether Lewis of Lewis and Clark fame. And a monument to York, Clark's slave on the same journey.


Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

Date of dedication: Not listed

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