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Kearney County Veterans Memorial, Lakin, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
N 37° 57.087 W 101° 14.903
14S E 302455 N 4202812
Quick Description: This extensive Veterans Memorial in Lakin includes monuments, flags and a tank.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 6/9/2010 8:15:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM90PA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 7

Long Description:
This impressive Veterans Memorial is located just east of the city of Lakin, Kansas, on Hwy 50. The memorial includes a central brick monument that was dedicated in 1954, plus flags, several monuments that represent the various wars, a central monument with military seal, and a well preserved US Army M60 series tank.

There are five individual panels which are used to list the individuals from Kearney county who lost their lives in each of the wars. A separate monument lists the seals of each branch of the military: Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force, Army, Navy.

It appears the brick structure may have been used for an eternal flame, but no flame was noticed the day we visited.
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
Civil War, Spanish American War, WWI, WWII, Korean, Vietnam.


In Honor Of: To Our Veterans who served for our safety and freedom.

Marker Text:
"Presented to the City of Lakin in memory of The Wm. Streain Family. Florence Streain Beiderwell. 1954. In Memory of Ex-Service men of Kearny County 1954." "To Our Veterans who served for our safety and freedom."


Date of dedication: 1954

Who Put it Here?: Citizens of Kearney County, Kansas

Description of Memorial:
This memorial includes flags, monuments, a brick structure and a army tank.


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