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Veterans Memorial, Onida, South Dakota
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NGComets
N 44° 42.487 W 100° 04.000
14T E 415504 N 4951080
Quick Description: Memorial on the corner of the County Courthouse in Onida, SD.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 3/31/2011 12:34:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMB3KG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dejf75
Views: 5

Long Description:
Located on US Highway 23 in Sully County, South Dakota, Onida has a population of 615 as of July 2009. This reflects a 17% decrease in population from the 2000 census.

The area was settled by German, Irish, English, Norwegian, French, and Swedish immigrants and the town was incorporated on March 3, 1883.
It is the county seat of Sully County.

Since the town is located fairly close to the Missouri River, many resorts and lodges are nearby. They provide rooms for sportsmen such as fishermen and hunters.

Onida is a very active small community with many local businesses thriving in the areas of agriculture and tourism. Three banks and numerous churches, Mennonite, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, and Presbyterian, are available for people to frequent.
Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
None


In Honor Of: Men and Women Veterans from the Area

Marker Text:
“THIS MEMORIAL IS DEDICATED TO THOSE MEN AND WOMEN VETERANS FROM THIS AREA WHO SERVED OUR COUNTRY IN TIMES OF PEACE AND WAR, AND ESPECIALLY TO THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES”


Date of dedication: None given

Who Put it Here?: Community citizens

Description of Memorial:
The County Courthouse is located on the north end of Main Street and on Ash Avenue. This memorial is located on the southwest corner of the Courthouse campus, Ash Avenue and Bayberry Street are the two streets close to the memorial. The memorial itself if polished granite, about 4' high and about 5' wide. It sets on two granite support stones with all the Armed Services emblems etched on them: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine. A scene depicting various military events graces the front of the memorial.


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