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American Wars Memorial ~ Winfield, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 14.400 W 096° 59.568
14S E 678039 N 4123384
Quick Description: Six sided obelisk with plaques and stones to each war up to THE World War.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 9/24/2010 8:46:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM9RCT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 3

Long Description:

County of Memorial: Cowley County
Location of Memorial: 9th Ave. & Fuller St., Memorial Park, Winfield
Dedicated : November 11, 1925
Erected by: The City of Winfield

The Six Texts in Chronological Order:

1775-1783
REVOLUTIONARY WAR
Lexington; Saratoga and Yorktown
Loyalty Courage Sacrifice
Life was less to
Mortal Patriots then
Nationality
Liberty    Independence
GEORGE WASHINGTON

1812-1814
WAR OF 1812
The Army and Navy
FOREVER
Through Heroic Deeds
by
Land and Sea
Our Independence
Was Permanently Established

1846-1848
MEXICAN WAR
Buena Vista
Mexico City    Santa Fe
Thus were the Stars and Strips
Advanced to a New Frontier
Extending The Domain of Freedom
TAYLOR    SCOTT
KEARNEY

1861-1865
WAR OF THE REBELLION
Sumter    Gettysburg
Appomattox
In the Night of Our
Dissension   Conflict
BLOODSHED
and the Sacrifice
Of Lives and Happiness
The Heroic Deeds of Our Valiant
Soldiers Saved this Nation
United and Prosperous
LET US HAVE PEACE
GRANT
SHERIDAN
SHERMAN
ABRAHAM LINCOLN

1898
SPANISH AMERICAN WAR
Mañila Bay    Santiago
San Juan Hill
A Call of Human Justice
Shall not go Unheeded
Nor an Encroachment on
Human Rights Unchallenged
We Acted on
"HIGHER OBLIGATIONS"
SHAFTER
MILES
DEWEY

1917-1918
WORLD WAR
Twenty Seven Nations
AMERICA'S CONTRIBUTIONS
Men    Morale    Money
Munitions    Material
Two Million Men in Europe
Four Million Men in Training
What America Did and was
Ready to do were Potent Factors
In the Cause of Humanity
Civilization    Justice

WORLD WAR II

VIET NAM WAR

Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
Revolutionary War 1775-1783 War of 1812 1812-1814 Mexican War 1846-1848 War of the Rebellion 1861-1865 Spanish American War 1898 World War 1917-1918 World War II Viet Nam War


In Honor Of: Several Honors hinted at for each war.

Marker Text:
Please see above


Date of dedication: November 11, 1925

Who Put it Here?: City of Winfield

Description of Memorial:
Tall six sided obelisk towering above this block square city park. Each side has a wreath with the dates of each war, with a stone walkway with text for that war. World War II and Viet Nam War are written high on the tower, with no text. So, I deduce that this memorial was erected before World War II and the latter were added after the fact. Park benches and easy walkway lead you to and from this magnificent tower.


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