Franklin Cemetery Veterans Memorial
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member scrapcat
N 42° 31.400 W 083° 18.424
17T E 310503 N 4710463
Shaped like a leaf draping a grave and surrounded by stones listing these heroes from more recent military actions, this Veterans Memorial honors veterans from Historic Franklin, MI spanning the War of 1812 to Vietnam.
Waymark Code: WMCFGN
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 09/01/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Up on a small hill in Historic Franklin Cemetery, is a flag pole in the only direct patch of sunlight available. At the foot of this flag pole, is a veterans memorial shapped like a leaf draped over a grave. Upon this leaf lists the veterans from Franklin Michigan lost in War of 1812, The Civil War, The Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War & Vietnam.

Surrounding this stone are five white markers listing those lost in the most recent American conflicts and 3 individual Civil War graves. It's a tranquil area to contemplate the heroes that served this beautiful community.
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
War of 1812 Civil War Spanish American War World War I World War II Korean War Vietnam

In Honor Of: Veterans Memorial

Marker Text:
At the bottom of the leaf is: Dedicated to Arthur L Kreger 1895 - 1980 He was an architect of The American way of life.

Who Put it Here?: Residence of Historic Franklin, MI

Description of Memorial:
This particular waymark is in the beautiful Historic community of Franklin, MI. It is a tree-lined community located down a little winding road. Near the cemetery is a town square, a beautiful church that chimes the 1/4 hour, and the lovely, historic Franklin Cider Mill. This cemetery contains several other waymarks including a zinc headstone, a Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, and the Franklin Cemetery Historical Marker.

Date of dedication: Not listed

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