Purple Heart City - George - Mokane, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 40.550 W 091° 52.412
15S E 597987 N 4281406
Quick Description: This towns veterans memrial...town name comes from the railroad that founded it...(MO)issouri, (KAN)ase & (E)astern Railroad...
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 6/26/2020 4:25:58 AM
Waymark Code: WM12PDG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
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Long Description:

County of memorial: Callaway County
Location of memorial: Broad St., 1 block E. of Fulton Ave. (MO-C), Mokane
Memorial built: 2014
Built by: AMVETS Post 153
Sponsored by: Maupin Funeral Home

This image of George is a display of the medal portion of a Purple Heart Medal Award...it is printed on a sign to draw attention to the AmVets Veterans Memorial.

"MOKANE (AP) — An 86-year-old veteran of three wars is scheduled to break ground this weekend for a new veterans memorial in a Central Missouri river town.

"The Jefferson City News Tribune reports the ceremony will take place tomorrow afternoon at AmVets Post 153 in Mokane.

"Harold Lloyd Boone spent much of his childhood in the Missouri River town and served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Boone will be the first person to put a shovel in the ground at tomorrow’s event.

"Plans for the memorial have been in the works for about a year. Half of the monument will bear the names of veterans from Mokane, with the other half reserved for the names of former service members from other communities." ~ Columbia Daily Tribune, August 2, 2014

306 Broad St., Mokane, MO 65059

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