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Veterans Memorial ~ Independence, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 13.536 W 095° 42.262
15S E 260064 N 4123326
Quick Description: New Memorial on the sidewalk, north side of a block made into a "lunch park".
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 9/24/2010 9:14:12 AM
Waymark Code: WM9RCW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 4

Long Description:

There is precious little I could find on this memorial.
County of Memorial: Montgomery County
Location of Memorial: Myrtle St. & 6th St., sidewalk near small city park, Independence
Memorial Plaque Text:


Dedicted to the Memory of all who
proudly served and protected their county

A Gift to the
City of Independence
and V.F.W. Post 1186
"A Class of Veterans"
Dedicated May 2, 2009

Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

In Honor Of: All Who Proundly Served

Marker Text:
plaese see above

Date of dedication: May 2, 2009

Who Put it Here?: 1953 Alumni of Independence High School

Description of Memorial:
In what is becoming a very popular "new" memorial image, the weapon plunged into the earth between the boots and holding high the helmet of a fallen soldier. Even though this method of identifying where a fallen soldier lay on the battle field has been used since World War I, placing the helmet on the weapon, and hanging one of the dog tags under the helmet, with the other dog tab placed in the mouth of the fallen. The placing of the dog tag in the mouth has ceased being policy since the Iraq. But news stories of the boots with weapon and helmet, have recently made this popular with the civilian population.

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

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