Cumberland County World War I Memorial, Fayetteville, North Carolina
Posted by: showbizkid
N 35° 03.355 W 078° 53.214
17S E 692707 N 3881285
Quick Description: Cumberland County, North Carolina's World War I Memorial is in Freedom Memorial Park in Fayetteville.
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 6/9/2006 12:48:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMEGZ
This is a newer memorial in a newer park in Fayetteville, Freedom Memorial Park. The park has separate memorials for WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
The Cumberland County World War I Memorial is shaped like a giant open book that stands about six feet tall, and lists the names of the 17 Cumberland County soldiers who gave their lives for their country in World War I. It also includes the memorable poem "In Flanders Field" The text of the poem by Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD, can be found HERE and is a fitting addition to this memorial. (McCrae also died in World War I of pneumonia.)
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