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20th Century Veteran's Memorial - Fort Scott, Ks
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
N 37° 50.585 W 094° 42.444
15S E 349770 N 4189778
Quick Description: This very striking monument honors the veterans - of peacetime and war - that served during the 20th century
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 5/31/2009 8:51:10 PM
Waymark Code: WM6GGX
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 5

Long Description:
The front of the Black Marble monument has a representation of a partial American Flag in the center with a laurel wreath in the middle of the flag. In the Top right are the seals of the 5 branches of service. The inscription reads:

In Peace You Served as Our Defender, In Battle Our Protector, and in Death, a Reminder that Liberty is still Our Greatest Strength.

Dedicated in Honor of All who Served in the Armed Forces of Our Country in the 20th Century

Duty Honor Country

On the back of the Flag representation is the dedication that reads:
Erected by American Legion Posts 25 & 30
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1165
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 6
Order of the Purple Heart
Dedicated July 4 1990

On the rest of this marker and on the back marker, is a list of every veteran's name.

The 5 flagpoles fly the American flag and the flag of the dedicating organizations.
Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

In Honor Of: Veteran of the 20th Century

Marker Text:
In Peace You Served as Our Defender, In Battle Our Protector, and in Death, a Reminder that Liberty is still Our Greatest Strength. Dedicated in Honor of All who Served in the Armed Forces of Our Country in the 20th Century Duty Honor Country On the back of the Flag representation is the dedication that reads: Erected by American Legion Posts 25 & 30 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1165 Disabled American Veterans Chapter 6 Order of the Purple Heart Dedicated July 4 1990


Date of dedication: July 4, 1990

Who Put it Here?: American Legion Posts 25 & 30 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1165 Disabled American Veterans Chapter 6 Order of the Purple Heart

Description of Memorial:
This waymark is just north and west of the parking lot for the Fort Scott National Monument. It is set in a small park near the downtown area.


Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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It is suggested you please include something about your visit here, as well.
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