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Veterans Memorial, Bradley, South Dakota
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NGComets
N 45° 05.611 W 097° 39.338
14T E 605784 N 4994218
Quick Description: A new monument completed in 2009.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 6/2/2011 5:56:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMBMJ3
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 1

Long Description:
The monument is located in Prairie Hill Cemetery, just west of Bradley, South Dakota.

Located in Clark County, South Dakota, Bradley has a population of 90, as of July 2009, and has dropped about 20% in population from the 2000 census.

The area was settled by German, Norwegian, English, Swedish, and French immigrants and the town was incorporated on February 4, 1904.
The town was named after E.R. Bradley, who rescued a railroad chief engineer from a brawl during the 1870s.

As with any small town, once the school closes, the town really starts to decline in business and population. The same holds true for Bradley. It continues to be a farm related community but the citizens of town are full of pride and do many community events to keep people coming to the town.
Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

In Honor Of: All area veterans

Marker Text:
LET US NEVER FORGET THOSE WHO SERVE TO PRESERVE OUR FREEDOM IN WAR AND IN PEACE GOD BLESS OUR VETERANS


Date of dedication: 2009

Who Put it Here?: Citizens of Bradley, South Dakota

Description of Memorial:
The memorial is a black granite stone set on a concrete base about 100 feet inside the main gate of the cemetery. On the face of the stone are the 5 emblems of the military services of the USA; Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Also on the face are two American flags and a partial list of the veterans from the Bradley area who have served. On the back of the stone are more names of veterans. The stone itself is flanked by two telescoping flagpoles and in front of the stone is a solid flag pole for the American flag. Two benches are near the stone, one is dedicated to Lyle Stern, a long-time American Legion Commander for the Bradley post.


Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

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