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VFW War Memorial - Salem, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ddtfamily
N 44° 56.712 W 123° 01.602
10T E 497893 N 4976863
Quick Description: War memorial within the memorial park north of the Oregon Dept of Veterans Affairs building
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 5/11/2013 3:30:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMH2H3
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 4

Long Description:
This war memorial features a bronze sculpture of a soldier standing a top a globe that measures approximately four feet in diameter. The globe is mounted atop a based that displays the insignia of the VFW and each of the five branches of the armed forces.

The memorial is an interesting piece of artwork and is located within a small memorial park north of the Veterans Affairs building on the west bank of Mill Creek. Other memorials in this park are dedicated to veterans of the Korean War and the Afghan-Iraqi Freedom conflicts. A granite obelisk honors recipients of the Medal of Honor. Further south, along the creek behind the Veterans Affairs building is a doughboy statue honoring World War I veterans and a plaque for Spanish-American War veterans.


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Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

In Honor Of: All who have served in the armed forces

Marker Text:
This monument is dedicated to all who
have served in the armed forces of the
United States and to those who even
now guard the gates of freedom.

To the state of Oregon by the Department of Oregon Veterans of
Foreign Wars of the United States of America.

Victor Atiyeh - Governor
Jon Mangis - Director
Patrick Jordon - State Commander 1985-1986



Who Put it Here?: Department of Oregon Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America

Description of Memorial:
This memorial is located north of the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs building on the north end of the Capitol Mall. It is one of several veterans memorials within a small park.


Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

Date of dedication: Not listed

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