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Memorial Park, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes
N 40° 36.456 W 080° 15.990
17T E 562053 N 4495456
Quick Description: A multi-war memorial in a town with rich industrial history
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 8/2/2009 1:42:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM6XKG
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 8

Long Description:
Located in Beaver County in south-western Pennsylvania, the residents of Aliquippa have been mostly of working class, and lower middle class. The steel mills on the banks of the Ohio River have traditionally provided well-paying jobs, and the city and its residents benefited in many decades.

Recently, the city has experienced economic distress.

The memorial is composed of a single statue depicting a soldier in World War I, with a backdrop of several vertical plaques, each memorializing one of the many wars americans have fought in, with each plaque positioned in a semi-circular line.

Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
revolutionary war 1812 war civil war spanish war world war I world war II korea vietnam

In Honor Of: those who served their country

Marker Text:
There is no more fitting tribute to the glory of our sons daughters, than the memory we cherish of their sacrifice to preserve our America's freedom, may their courageous deeds be forever remembered

Who Put it Here?: Woollawn United Presbyterian Church

Description of Memorial:
the memorial is in a small parklet surrounded by residential streets. Found accidentally while driving and noticed through the thick of the trees a statue

Date of dedication: Not listed

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