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Honored Sons of North Palm Beach County WWII Monument - Jupiter,FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BONSAIRAD
N 26° 52.895 W 080° 03.870
17R E 592915 N 2973662
Quick Description: Roadside memorial to veterans from the area who died in World War Two.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 4/24/2010 9:23:41 PM
Waymark Code: WM8NQP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 3

Long Description:
This monument sets in the southwest corner at the intersection of Donald Ross Rd and Ellison Wilson. These roads are named for the local veterans who perished in WWII.The plaque begins with "Honored Sons of Northern Palm Beach County.Fallen Heroes of World War II" and ends with "Our Freedom,Our Fortune,Their Sacrifice"
Donald Ross moved to Kelsey City (later renamed Lake Park) in 1928 where he spent his childhood days roller skating along Dixie Highway and rowing to Singer Island for overnight camping trips. Lt. Ross led the 191st Tank Battalion in North Africa where his heroism earned him the Silver Star. Upon discovering wounded American soldiers pinned down by enemy fire, Ross put himself in harm’s way by circling his tanks around his comrades, allowing them time to escape. Ross later lost his life near Ramagen, France during the Battle of the Bulge, becoming the first Lake Park resident to die in the war.

Ellison Wilson moved from Wilder, Tenn. to Palm Beach County in 1923 at the age of 15. He and his father built their home along the Intracoastal Waterway in Lake Park only to see their house destroyed in the Hurricane of 1928. Wilson served honorably in the Army during World War II. He lost his life defending the country on Dec. 28, 1944 in Belgium.
Date of Dedication: 10/30/2009

Property Permission: Public

Access instructions: Park on the east side of Ellison Wilson in the grass.

Website for Waymark: [Web Link]

Location of waymark:
Jupiter, FL USA
33458


Commemoration: Local veterans who died in WWII

Access times: Not listed

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