Lafayette County Veterans Memorial - Lexington, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 11.112 W 093° 52.991
15S E 423722 N 4337700
Quick Description: A true county effort from all veterans groups.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 11/24/2008 9:28:48 AM
Waymark Code: WM57PH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:

Location of Memorial: 10th St. & Main St., courthouse lawn, Lexington.

Dedication Text:
This Memorial is dedicated to all who have served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States of America from Lafayette County

May their service to their country be forever honored by the citizens of the county.

[On either end of the long wall of names sit concrete columns. Upon them are plaques to the special generation (World War II), and especially to those groups that seldom receive praise or thanks. The Merchant Marines, Civilians, and the Reservists.]

Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
All Wars.

In Honor Of: All who served Honorably from Lafayette County.

Marker Text:
see above.

Date of dedication: 2006

Who Put it Here?: American Legions Posts: Lexington #60, Wellington #134, Odessa #286, Concordia #258, Waverly #580, Higginsville #223; VFW Posts: Lexington #4052, Concordia #5649, Odessa #5675, Higginsville #6270, Corder #4288.

Description of Memorial:
Large sweeping black marble and concrete semi-circle memorial. About a third of a block in length. The back marble wall lists the names of everyone who served from this county. There are several marble post separating the sidewalk from the actual memorial. Inside is a central column, six sided with graphics of each branch of service. The beginning and end of the circle is held with a concrete column and special plaques. These list the KIA, and tribute to the Merchant Marines, The reserves and to civilians during World War II. The entire effort is backed with a wrought iron fence and three flag poles. All on the court house lawn.

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