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Vietnam War Memorial, St. Mary's in the Mountains Catholic Church - Virginia City, NV, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky
N 39° 18.548 W 119° 38.924
11S E 271626 N 4354427
Quick Description: This Vietnam Memorial is part of a shrine outside Saint Mary's in the Mountains Church, in Virginia City, which is known as the “Mother of all Catholic Churches in Nevada”, being the Nevada’s oldest Catholic Church.
Location: Nevada, United States
Date Posted: 1/28/2013 11:19:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMG8DA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member HANSENNI
Views: 4

Long Description:
"Virginia City is home to a number of beautiful churches reflective of the late 19th century culture. One such church is St. Mary in the Mountains Catholic Church, arguably the most prominent historical structure and institution in Virginia City. St. Mary’s in the Mountains Catholic Church, Nevada’s oldest Catholic Church, is open to welcome visitors every day. Having been preserved during and since the Great Fire of 1875, this is the “Mother of all Catholic churches in Nevada.” It was built by the 6’4” “Paddy” Manogue, who ministered to the hard-working Irish-Catholic miners for almost 20 years and then became the first Bishop of Sacramento, California. Enjoy a free tour of the museum and wine cellar, and join us for Mass (Saturday 4:00 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m.) in this beautiful House of God. Numerous church artifacts and photographs are on display, and St. Mary’s also has an extensive gift shop that supports the small parish and restoration project." (visit link)

The marker for the memorial stands in front of a sculpture of Mary, and reads:

OUR LADY OF GRACE
PRAY FOR US

MARIAN YEAR
1987-88

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY
OF THE
AMERICAN MEN AND WOMEN
WHO OFFERED THEIR LIVES AND SERVICES
IN VIETNAM
Date Placed: 1/1/1987

Placed by:: Not listed

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