All Veterans Memorial, State Capitol Grounds, Bismarck, ND, USA
Posted by: HANSENNI
N 46° 49.094 W 100° 46.870
14T E 364128 N 5186505
Quick Description: This memorial is dedicated to all North Dakotans who served in the armed forces. Inscribed on the bronze tablets that surround the globe are the names of over 4,000 men and women who have given their lives in America's wars.
Location: North Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 8/18/2010 6:35:08 AM
Waymark Code: WM9GE0
This memorial was originally dedicated in 1989 to all North Dakotans who had served in the Armed Forces during the first 100 years of North Dakota statehood. Since it's dedication the names of North Dakotans who gave their lives in the Persian Gulf and Global War on Terror have been added to the memorial. The 49 bronze panels are mounted in frames that form a circle around a world globe mounted on a pedestal. On the globe the state of North Dakota is raised above the other states on the surface of the globe. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month the sun shines through the hole at the top of the dome to illuminate the state.
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial
Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
Spanish American War
Mexican Border Campaign
World War I
World War II
Persian Gulf War
Global War on Terrorism
In Honor Of: All North Dakota Veterans.
NORTH DAKOTA VETERANS MEMORIAL - 1989 - IN THIS YEAR OF NORTH DAKOTA'S CENTENNIAL, THIS MONUMENT IS DEDICATED TO ALL NORTH DAKOTANS WHO SERVED IN THE ARMED FORCES DURING THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF STATEHOOD. THE NAMES OF THE MEN AND WOMEN LISTED ON THIS MEMORIAL GAVE THEIR LIVES IN WARTIME SERVICE OF OUR COUNTRY.
THE MEMORIAL - SHELTERED BY A DOME AND COVERED BY A CUBE, SYMBOLS OF PURITY, UNITY, AND STABILITY. THE SUPPORTING COLUMNS SYMBOLICALLY DEFINE THE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE MEMORIAL, WHILE LINKING IT TO THE WOODED LAND IN ALL DIRECTIONS. ON THE ELEVENTH HOUR OF THE ELEVENTH DAY OF THE ELEVENTH MONTH THE SUN WILL SHINE ON THE BRONZE GLOBE TO HONOR VETERAN'S DAY.
Date of dedication: June 7, 1989
Who Put it Here?: All Veterans Centennial Memorial Association.
Description of Memorial:
A cube shaped building mounted on pillars and topped by a domed roof with a hole in the center of the dome. The memorial sits in a grove of trees in the southeast grounds of the state capitol complex.
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