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Specific Veteran Memorials
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Monuments and memorials dedicated or commemorated to specific veterans or units for their outstanding careers. This can be for on duty or off duty commemorations and for single or multiple people. The specific purpose of the memorials posted in this category is to be primarily focused on a particular person or unit. This category is not for memorials which are primarily focused on a specific war(s).
Expanded Description:

There are many memorials dedicated to veterans, units, and military career fields which commemorate their actions throughout their military service. There are also many which commemorate single acts of courage or deeds they did during peacetime. This category is established to list these kinds of memorials which are not war specific.

These memorials come in many forms such as stone structures, plaques, buildings, trees, gardens, parks, walkways, lakes, etc.

These memorials may even list more than one veteran or unit, but the intent of the memorials listed here are to commemorate the people/units and not a particular war(s). A veteran or unit being commemorated for off-duty service may also be listed in this category.

If the memorial you are marking was established mainly to commemorate a listing of people who served in a specific war or campaign, then it should be placed in a different corresponding category. Take a look at the other categories for veterans and wars to be sure of the exact category your waymark should be placed in.

Veteran graves are not intended for this category even though they are a kind of memorial. This category does not include grave memorials.

Examples of memorials to be listed here which are dedicated to:
- a specific veteran and lists his/her achievements during their service, whether or not that service is for a specific war.
- a specific veteran and generally honors their service.
- one or two veterans for an act they did not related to a war.
- a specific veteran for the volunteer support they gave to a community.
- one or two military units which lists their achievements during their activated time.
- a peacetime deed or act done by a veteran or unit.
- honoring a specific veteran who deceased due to non war circumstances.
- honoring a specific military career field or MOS.
- honoring a specific military naval vessel (since these are similar to "units" in other branches of the military).
- etc.

Examples of memorials not to be listed in this category that are dedicated to:
- a listing of veterans that generalizes their service as "For their service", "For those who Serve",etc. These should be placed in the Non-Specific Veteran Memorials category. This includes those memorials placed by specific groups: cities, counties, states, VFW Posts,etc., that have listings of Veterans that are only related to the group and not to a specific unit.
- a specific war(s). Place those in a category listed in the War directory.
- a war memorial that lists veterans who served in a particular war
- any (personal or family) headstone in a cemetery - this includes cenotaphs where the service member is buried elsewhere, but honored with a headstone in the cemetery.
- a service member's Vietnam POW/MIA status.

If it is unclear if a memorial you would like to submit should be placed in this category, please email us with a description/pictures of you memorial and any questions you have. Or you can submit the waymark to this category with private notes why you think it should be placed in this category and we will review it.

 

Instructions for Posting a Specific Veteran Memorials Waymark:

1. Mission:
The specific purpose of the memorials posted in this category is to be focused on a particular person or unit. This category is not for memorials which are primarily focused on a specific war(s).

2. Long Description:
Provide as much of a detailed description of the special place you are waymarking. At a minimum use the text located on any plaques or pamphlets pertaining to the location. Help others know about the person/people/units being memorialized or commemorated.

3. Photographs:
At least one photograph is required of the item you are marking, but more are preferred. If the item has a plaque, a close up photograph of the plaque is required. This close up must be readable in the picture. If it is a large plaque, you may want to take additional photographs.

4. Naming Convention:
The title of each waymark will include the name of the monument followed by the City and State. The title will look like this example highlighted in red: 119th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument - Gettysburg, PA

5. Additional Logging Requirements:
Do not request additional visiting requirements above what is required by this category.

UPDATE 10/8/12: Memorials or monuments composed of individual parts should be treated as a single waymark - DO NOT waymark the individual parts.

CLARIFICATION 1/20/15 The Specific Veteran monument being waymarked MUST be of the honorees military service. Those Memorials of a general nature where the honoree happened to be a veteran will not be approved. An example would be the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC where Abraham Lincoln was a Captain in the Black Hawk War. The Memorial makes no mention of that service. This is a clarification of the first two bullet points of the examples given.

UPDATE 7/13/18 As of this date, the category will not accept highway signage that designates a highway or a stretch of highway as being "XXX Highway". Although these signs honor a veteran, they do not give any further information about the honoree. Also, there isn't a safe way to stop to get pictures and/or coordinates, especially along an interstate highway. Therefore, because of these considerations, all such signs will be DENIED.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:

*(1.)* Please submit a photo(s) taken by you of your visit to the location (non-copyrighted photos only). GPS photos are also accepted with the location in the background, and old vacation photos are accepted. If you are not able to provide a photo, then please describe your visit or give a story about the visit.
*(2.)* If you have additional information about the memorial which is not listed in the waymark description, please notify the waymark owner to have it added, and please post the information in your visit log.
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Specific Veteran MemorialsArchie Tabor - Gulfport, FL

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Small plaque commemorates the Scout Leader and WWI veteran, located in Chase Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Florida

date approved: 8/22/2009

last visited: 11/2/2008

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Specific Veteran MemorialsCarlisle A.H. Trost - St Petersburg, FL

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This plane is on display inside the school grounds in St Petersburg, and commemorates the visit payed by Chief of Naval Opeartions Admiral Carlisle A.H. Trost. Note: Campus has restricted access, but the plane is visible from 5th Ave N.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Florida

date approved: 4/13/2010

last visited: 4/25/2010

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Specific Veteran MemorialsCDR Joseph O Behrens - Admiral Farragut Academy - St Petersburg, FL

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As part of the USS Hartford Memorial, Mrs Behrens provided funds in the name of her husband. Note: Note: restricted access, school grounds not always open to the public.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Florida

date approved: 3/17/2010

last visited: 3/16/2010

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Specific Veteran MemorialsAlan Shepard - Admiral Farragut Academy - St Petersburg, FL

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A memorial dedicated to a former student who became a famous astronaut. NOTE: On school property, restricted access.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Florida

date approved: 3/17/2010

last visited: 4/25/2010

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Specific Veteran MemorialsButch Woods - Treasure Island, FL

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Located near the Treasure Island Veterans Memorial is a single memorial dedicated to Butch.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Florida

date approved: 3/22/2009

last visited: 6/6/2009

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Specific Veteran MemorialsCommander Krieter Mural - St Petersburg, FL

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Tucked away in this residential area, this VFW has a mural dedicated to one of the former Commanders.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Florida

date approved: 8/22/2009

last visited: 10/11/2009

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Specific Veteran MemorialsRough Riders Park - Ybor City

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The Tampa Spanish War Memorial was relocated here and the area dedicated to the Rough Riders.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Florida

date approved: 8/22/2009

last visited: 9/23/2016

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Specific Veteran MemorialsHudson Veterans Memorial - FL

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Dedicated to three men from Hudson who gave their lives.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc

location: Florida

date approved: 3/12/2009

last visited: 11/6/2011

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Specific Veteran MemorialsPFC Robert L. Cochran - Purple Heart - Murdock, FL

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The Purple Heart memorial is in honour of PFC Robert L. Cochran and all other combat wounded veterans.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member rogueblack

location: Florida

date approved: 1/21/2009

last visited: 2/23/2009

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Specific Veteran MemorialsThe Bailey Brothers - Punta Gorda, FL

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This plaque, recently dedicated at the Charlotte County Airport, Honors the Bailey Brothers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member crackergals

location: Florida

date approved: 9/28/2009

last visited: 11/17/2018

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Specific Veteran MemorialsJames R Hendrix - Davenport, Florida, USA.

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James R Hendrix - Medal of Honor recipient, has a polished granite monument and the American Flag flying in his honour. Located in Davenport, Florida, USA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Florida

date approved: 4/18/2014

last visited: 4/13/2015

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Specific Veteran MemorialsTex Brown Meacham Relief Sculpture in Winter Garden, FL

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Tribute to "Tex" Brown Meacham

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Genoist

location: Florida

date approved: 9/1/2009

last visited: 6/17/2018

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Specific Veteran MemorialsBuckingham and Page Army Air Fields Memorial-Ft Myers,FL

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Located in Centennial Park in the Ft Myers River District. Honoring the service of the men attached to Page and Buckingham Air Fields 1942-1945

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member crackergals

location: Florida

date approved: 1/7/2009

last visited: 11/24/2016

Image for W.W.II Vets of China, Burma, India Memorial Flag Pole -Fort Myers,FLview gallery

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Specific Veteran MemorialsW.W.II Vets of China, Burma, India Memorial Flag Pole -Fort Myers,FL

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Located in Centennial Park in the Fort Myers River District

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member crackergals

location: Florida

date approved: 1/7/2009

last visited: 11/24/2016

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Specific Veteran MemorialsParatrooper and Glidermen Memorial - Ft. Myers, Fl

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"Airborne All The Way"

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member crackergals

location: Florida

date approved: 3/25/2009

last visited: 12/8/2016

Image for SW/FLA Combat Infantrymen's Association Memorial - Ft. Myers, FLview gallery

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Specific Veteran MemorialsSW/FLA Combat Infantrymen's Association Memorial - Ft. Myers, FL

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Located on the north side of the Fort Myers Historical Museum on Peck Avenue and Jackson Street in downtown Ft. Myers, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lazyCachers

location: Florida

date approved: 7/19/2008

last visited: 11/12/2016

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Specific Veteran MemorialsJim J. Greer - Muse, Florida, USA

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Memorial located at Muse Community Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BoomersOTR

location: Florida

date approved: 9/1/2018

last visited: 9/1/2018

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Specific Veteran MemorialsTuskegee Airmen - Loch Haven Park, Orlando, USA.

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A monument to 'The Red Tail Pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen' - Who were the first African-American military aviators in the United States armed forces. The bronze sculpture stands proudly at the entrance to the Orlando Science Center, Florida.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: Florida

date approved: 4/30/2014

last visited: 11/27/2017

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