Memorial in Excelsior Springs
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Woobie491
N 39° 20.317 W 094° 13.742
15S E 394083 N 4355073
Quick Description: Memorial in Excelsior Springs
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/12/2012 4:54:27 AM
Waymark Code: WME727
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dejf75
Views: 4

Long Description:
This memorial is in a cozy little green space. A single flag pole is central to the memorial with the dedication stone at the base forward. The is a a black wall about 40' in length that tapers down in height on both ends. The wall is about 2' tall in the middle and 18" at the ends. There are six gray stones evenly spaced, three on each side of the flag pole. Each bear a military branch seal. From left to right the order is: Air Force, Marines, Navy, Army, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine. The tops of the stones are angular with the high side pointing inboard toward the U.S. flag. A state and POW/MIA flag are also on the flag pole below the U.S. flag. There are two lights at ground level that illuminate the memorial.
Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

In Honor Of: All Men and Women who honorably served in the armed forces of the United States during Peace and War.

Marker Text:
"This Memorial is dedicated to all Men and Women who honorably served in the armed forces of the United States during Peace and War. Their devotion to duty, since the birth of this nation, will never be forgotten. May 1999"

Date of dedication: May 1999

Who Put it Here?: VFW #741 & American Legion #236

Description of Memorial:
Highway 10 & Concourse (across from the Monterey Motel)200 Veterans Memorial Drive. The VFW Post is just S. of the memorial. There is also a large concrete walk attached to the sidewalk. The memorial is approximately 60' off and facing Veterans Memorial Drive.

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

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