Veterans Memorial ~ Willcox, AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 32° 15.154 W 109° 49.852
12S E 610130 N 3569031
Quick Description: Simple but effective memorial.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 3/4/2009 12:31:53 PM
Waymark Code: WM5Z10
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 8

Long Description:

County of Memorial: Cochise County.
Location of Memorial: Railroad Ave. & Maley St., Railroad Park, Willcox.
Monument Text:

Dedicated to Willcox area
Veterans who honorably
served in the military
forces during a time of
armed conflict

There are no inscriptions on the red bricks that form the patio base for this memorial.

Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

In Honor Of: All Willcox Veterans

Marker Text:
see above

Who Put it Here?: Chapter #29, Disabled American Veterans

Description of Memorial:
A tall single flag pole and small "tomb stone" marble monument resting upon a red brick patio. The memorial is in a park, called Railroad Park, in the old downtown portion of this city. The railroad depot across the street from the memorial is now the city hall. Within the park itself, is an Arizona marker about the construction of the Southern Pacific Railroad in this area, and a large statue of Rex Allen. His theater is just across the street from the statue. Several plaques are around about Rex Allen, and brands, etc... very interesting place. A young man, a friend of my sons, was traveling with me to California from Missouri. My son was about to graduate from Marine Corps boot camp, and we wanted to be there. But we had just spent (Mon & Tues.) 33 hours fighting ice storms, sleet and freezing rain across MO, OK, TX. So when we came to this lovely park in bright, but cold, sunshine. We had to stop, spend some time, read, and enjoy this pleasant place.

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

Date of dedication: Not listed

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