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Carillon -- Leavenworth Natl Cem., Leavenworth KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 39° 16.537 W 094° 53.168
15S E 337306 N 4349058
Quick Description: The Memorial Carillon Bell Tower donated by the AMVETS to the Leavenworth National Cemetery in 2000 honors the sacrifices of all veterans.
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 4/2/2013 10:59:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMGQW5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dejf75
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Long Description:
A spare and elegant bell tower surrounded by benches and a memorial monument on top of the hill near the obelisk at the Leavenworth National Cemetery serves both as an elegant landmark in the cemetery, and as a memorial to all veterans.

A squat grey granite monument with the seals of the five military service branches in bronze medallions sits near the foot of the bell tower. On the back of this monument are three bronze panels.

From left to right, the first panel contains the lyrics to "Taps," by Major Butterfield. Underneath is a list of names of major donors to the Carillion.

The center panel lists the officers of the Leavenworth National Cemetery Carillion Memorial Corporation.

The far right panel shares part of quote from President Harry Truman, below which are a list of more names of donors and supporters.

The carillon bells have a beautiful tone. We enjoyed hearing them on our visit.
Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

In Honor Of: all veterans

Marker Text:
[FRONT] Bronze medallions of the 5 branches of the US Military: Army Marine Corps Coast Guard Air Force Navy [BACK] [left panel] TAPS Day is done, gone the sun, from the hills, from the sky, all is well, Safely rest, safely rest, All is well. Fading light dims the sight and a star gems the sky gleaming bright from afar, drawing night, falls the light, Dear one rest! Major Butterfield AMVETS Amino Brothers Company V. B. Greensmyre Fighter Pilot Armed Forces Bank Citizens Savings & Loan Assn. MidAmerican Bank and Trust Co. William T. Kemper Foundation Kass-Lexco Construction DAV Chapter 17 Belden Funeral Chapel Capital Electric Company Geiger Ready-Mix Co. Inc. AFAC-Kansas Inc "OBs" -- We served in Peace & War Lou & Swede Meyer Am. Lehgion Post and Unit 83 Dr & Mrs W Henry Merrill [center panel] Leavenworth National Cemetery Carillion Memorial Corporation Chairman V. B. "Mac" Greenamyre LTG (Ret) Robert Arter BG (Ret) Alonzo D. Dougherty Jr BG (Ret) William West Chap. (Col Ret) Billy Whiteside LTC (Ret) Jack Walker LTC (Ret) Charles Hagemeistrer LTC (Ret) Mary Jackson CWO (Ret) Harry Hollowell CSM (Ret) Larry Smith Claudia McAllister, MD Mr. Joe Abbott Mr. Bill Chalfant Mr. Jim Chisum Mr. Mike Crow Mr. John Cygiel Mr. Norman Dawson Mr. Bud Haney Mrs Marguerite Hilscher Mr. Paul Richard Mr. Jerry Riley Mr. Harley Russell Mr. Francis X. Thorne Mr. Jerry Wooley (right panel] ". . . . As these bells ring . . . . honored dead rest . . . . freedom lives . . . . " Harry S Truman Millard E. Wilkins Jerome H. & Charla M. Reilley Armed Forces Insurance BG & Mrs. Alonzo Dougherty Catherine, Jim, Peg, Ann Chism 1Lt (Ret.) Mike & Marti Crow FOE Aux #55 FOE Aerie #55 Great Western Mfg Co. LTC Charles P. "Tim" Damon Kenneth & Barbara Keitcham Lv POW CHapter VA Chaplains to All Veterans Retired Eagles Aerie #55 Ted L. Sexton Jr Judge & Mrs Arthur J. Stanley Doris & Jack Walker MW Wheeler, LTC AF WWII/Korea Team REBAR-Sheffield The James L. Clark Jr. Family


Date of dedication: 2000

Who Put it Here?: AMVETS

Description of Memorial:
The waymarked memorial is a sculptural bell tower with three bells on a hill in Leavenworth National Cemetery, next to a grey granite memorial with 3 plaques on the back and bronze medallions of the five service seals on the front.


Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

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