Beecher City Area Veterans Memorial, Beecher City, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gladtobehere
N 39° 11.219 W 088° 47.158
16S E 345752 N 4339045
Quick Description: This is a very nice War Memorial in a small town.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/12/2010 9:37:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM8TRC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
The War Memorial is made up of five black marble pillars with three flag poles in the background. The center pillar has SIX service emblems on it. The sixth one being the Merchant Marine Emblem. There are two benches located on the perimeter of the memorial for people to sit if they wish. It is a very clean, and well kept area. The surrounding park looks as though it has had a landscape renovation lately. Behind the memorial sits a gazebo with two other pillars. These pillars have the names of the donors, and contributors.
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam.

In Honor Of: All Beecher City area Veterans.

Marker Text:
Center Pillar Front: Beecher City Area Veterans Memorial Center Pillar Rear: Beecher City Area Veterans Memorial Soldiers Prayer We bow our heads in deep respect to Our Lord and thank Him for the many Brave Men and Women who have answered The call to the fight for freedom. We render to all their dues: Tribute to whom tribute is due: Honor to whom honor is due. Romans 13:7 Some have paid the Supreme price, Some have paid a lesser price, But whatever the cost, you have paid it. We stand in deep appreciation For the liberty we enjoy and We stand in honor of your memory.

Date of dedication: October 10, 2004

Who Put it Here?: The community and citizens of Beecher City.

Description of Memorial:
Beecher City's War Memorial is one of the better ones I have ever visited. For a town of a little over 500 people, this is quite an accomplishment to have such a grand memorial for our Veterans. It consists of five black marble pillars, with the names of the men and women who served during the wars. It is all backed up by three flag poles consisting of an American Flag, POW Flag, and a Illinois State Flag. The grounds are well kept and maintained.

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