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United States Naval Armed Guard - Duluth, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member lenron
N 46° 46.801 W 092° 05.502
15T E 569336 N 5181119
Quick Description: Memorial to the United States Naval Armed Guard of World War II.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 6/3/2010 10:50:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM8Z5M
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 4

Long Description:
Granite marker in memorial to the United States Naval Armed Guard, located in Canal Park, Duluth, MN.

Canal Park is Duluth's Lake Superior waterfront park. The park includes a concrete pier that allows visitors to view incoming and outgoing ships at Duluth's port entry. Also in the park is the Lake Superior Maritime Marine Museum. Lots of nautical displays, dining and venders, lakewalk, and more. A great spot and a local tourist must see.

The memorial is a granite display that reads:

In recognition of the 144, 970
United States Naval Armed Guard
Who stood the watches and manned the guns
on the Merchant Marine ships

They were there to provide firepower
to protect the ship and cargo transported
to the battle zones during World War II

In memory of the 1,810
United States Naval Armed Guard
Who died in action

We gratefully dedicate this memorial
in their honor

Minnesota Veterans of the United States
Naval Armed Guard of World War II

There is the Naval Armed Guard insignia at the top of the memorial. The granite is engraved on both sides and on the otherside is this:

A United States Merchant Marine insignia

The United States Merchant Marine

In recognition of those who serve
thier country in war and peace time.
To those 250,000 that served in World War II
To those 670 who were taken prisoner
Tot hose 6700 plus who gave their lives
and
To the countless number who served since this country's founding

We gratefully dedicate this memorial
to the forgotten service
American Merchant Marine Veterans
Viking Chapter of Minnesota
Dedicated May 22, 1999
Date of Dedication: 5/22/1999

Property Permission: Public

Access instructions: Public Park

Location of waymark:
Canal Park
Duluth, MN United States


Commemoration: Naval Armed Guard and Merchant Marines

Access times: Not listed

Website for Waymark: Not listed

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