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Veterans Memorial - Capitan, NM
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member linkys
N 33° 32.742 W 105° 34.376
13S E 446811 N 3711932
Quick Description: Small town memorial to all veterans, both wartime and peace time.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 12/9/2009 7:46:42 AM
Waymark Code: WM7VTM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 2

Long Description:

Memorial is concrete, painted white, approximately 9 ft. high.

Inscription:
(On upper plaque on front:) ANOTHER LIONS CLUB PROJECT SMOKEY BEAR LIONS CLUB (On lower plaque on front:) IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE/WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY/IN PEACE AND WARTIME/American Legion Post #57

The sculpture originally had a brass plaque which listed names of Lincoln County citizens killed or lost in the two World Wars. After the plaque was stolen, it was replaced with the current plaque which honors veterans of all wars. This plaque was placed by the Lion's Club and the American Legion Post 57 about 1990.

Above information taken from the SIRIS art inventories catalog Link.

Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

In Honor Of: All those who served their country in both war and peace time

Marker Text:
IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE/WHO SERVED THEIR COUNTRY/IN PEACE AND WARTIME/American Legion Post #57 ANOTHER LIONS CLUB PROJECT SMOKEY BEAR LIONS CLUB


Date of dedication: circa 1950

Who Put it Here?: American Legion Post #57 and Smokey Bear Lions Club

Description of Memorial:
Nine foot tall white obelisk in a small park in the heart of Capitan. Walking to a near by business after visiting Smokey Bear State Park, the white obelisk caught our attention.


Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

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