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Denali State Park Alaska Veterans Memorial, Alaska
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
N 62° 44.734 W 150° 07.813
5V E 646589 N 6960506
Quick Description: This is a wonderfully displayed Veterans Memorial, built to withstand the harsh climate of the Denali wilderness.
Location: Alaska, United States
Date Posted: 7/24/2010 12:34:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM9AWG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 11

Long Description:
The main plaque reads: "ALASKA VETERANS MEMORIAL. We dedicate this quiet place to the rememberance of the Veterans of Alaska who have served their country at home and throughout the world. We honor their heroism and dedication." ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** An additional plaque reads: "ALASKA NATIONAL GUARD When the young Alaska National Guard was mobilized and sent to the States in 1941, The Alaska Territorial Guard was formed. It served at home with honor, distinction and without pay throughout the war. In 1949, a new Alaska National Guard was organized, with many ATG Veterans within its ranks. This statue is dedicated to the ATG and the proud heritage left to guard soldiers and Airmen who followed." ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** Services honored with individual monuments: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Alaska Territorial Guard. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< There is additional information available on this website: http://www.byways.org/explore/byways/12302/places/77654/ "Alaska Veterans Memorial, AK This popular picnic spot in Denali State Park includes a number of interpretive displays on World War II and natural and cultural history topics. The Memorial consists of monuments and an alcove with a semi-circle of five 20-foot-tall concrete panels representing the five branches of the military. At the entrance to the Memorial stands a statue of two members of the Alaska Territorial Guard." >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< And this website has information also: http://www.stateparks.com/denali.html "The Alaska Veteran's Memorial is located within Denali State Park at mile 147.1 between Anchorage and Fairbanks. The memorial consists of five 20-foot tall concrete panels, one each to represent the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard, arranged in a semi-circle. A statue of two Alaska Territorial Guards, carved by Canadian sculptor George Pratt, great you at the entrance. On each panel is a short history of that branch's contribution to Alaska."
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

In Honor Of: Veterans of Alaska

Marker Text:
ALASKA VETERANS MEMORIAL. We dedicate this quiet place to the rememberance of the Veterans of Alaska who have served their country at home and throughout the world. We honor their heroism and dedication.


Who Put it Here?: The State of Alaska

Description of Memorial:
There are five 20-foot-tall concrete panels and individual flags, for each of the five branches of the military, plus a statue of two members of the Alaska Territorial Guard in a pose showing them peerig thru binoculars. The memorial is accessed via a sh


Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

Date of dedication: Not listed

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