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Brandon Veterans Memorial - Brandon, South Dakota
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N 43° 35.323 W 096° 34.296
14T E 696037 N 4829059
Quick Description: Small memorial on the south side of town. Elevation 1351
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 5/6/2013 5:59:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMH1CD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 4

Long Description:
This memorial is at the junction of SD Highways 11 and 264. It is lit at night and at the rear of the memorial is an Eagle Scout Project by Jacob Meeker, which entailed designing and furnishing plants and shrubs to offset the memorial.

Brandon is a growing city in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, about 5 miles east of the state’s largest city, Sioux Falls.

As of the 2010 census, its population was 8,785 and the US Census Bureau estimated the population of 8,905 as of July 2011.

German, Norwegian, Irish, Dutch, and Swedish immigrants settled the area and the town was platted in 1878 by the Worthington & Sioux Falls Railroad, a division of the Chicago & Northwestern line. The post office was established later that year.

Brandon spent most of its life as a ‘bedroom’ community, where people lived but worked in Sioux Falls. Because of this, the town was not incorporated until 1973.
Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

In Honor Of: All Local Veterans

Marker Text:

Date of dedication: May 3, 2003

Who Put it Here?: Brandon American Legion

Description of Memorial:
The memorial itself consists of a central granite stone with the emblems of the various services etched on the face. Behind this stone are four more granite stones with names of those who served etched on them. On either side of these granite blocks are six American flags. Behind the stones is one more American flag flying higher than the other six. Off to the left is a POW/MIA flag. In the forground is a granite bench for meditating on the memorial.

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

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