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Veterans Memorial, Centerville, South Dakota
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NGComets
N 43° 07.195 W 096° 57.332
14T E 666319 N 4776160
Quick Description: Located in Centerville, SD, on Vermillion Street, Peder Larson Park.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 5/11/2010 7:53:41 AM
Waymark Code: WM8TH8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dejf75
Views: 1

Long Description:
Six granite stones are placed on a circular concrete pad in an arc facing the street. On each of the stones are the names of the area veterans who have served their country.

Directly in the center of the concrete pad is a granite stone with the inscription listed below. On the front of this structure is the dedication nameplate.

There are two granite benches around the front of the memorial for people to sit and meditate.

In front of the concrete pad are two lights shining on three flags behind the six granite stones.

The American Flag is in the center of the three, and on the left is the South Dakota flag and on the right is the POW/MIA flag.

Behind the memoral is a nice park, with playgrounds, picnic areas, and a horseshoe pit.
Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

In Honor Of: Veterans who served from the area.

Marker Text:
DEDICATED TO THOSE WHO SERVED HOME AND ABROAD


Date of dedication: July 4, 1997

Who Put it Here?: Frank Holcomb American Legion Post 43

Description of Memorial:
Located in a park in the northeast corner of town, this memorial is made up of 6 granite stones placed in a circular pattern with two benches in the front of the stones. There are flags behind the six stones, which are lit at night.


Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

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