Wheeling Veterans Memorial - Wheeling, West Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 40° 04.102 W 080° 43.497
17T E 523454 N 4435381
Quick Description: Multi-war memorial on the waterfront in Wheeling, West Virginia.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/27/2013 10:37:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMJC07
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 6

Long Description:

The memorial has a central monument with a globe on top simply inscribed

In Memoriam
Dedicated May 31, 1993

Behind the larger monument are smaller monuments stones for each war with a picture inscribed with representative scenes from the war and the following text:

Revolutionary War
1775-1783
The Birth Of Freedom
Wheeling - The Last Battle
Of The Revolutionary War

War Of 1812
1812-1815
At War With Our Mother Country
Raised Forever - The Star
Spangled Banner

Mexican War
1846-1848
Freedom From Foreign
Oppression

Civil War
1861-1865
One Nation Indivisible
A New Birth Of Freedom

Spanish American War
1898-1898
Freedom From Spanish
Oppression In The New
World

World War I
1917-1918
The War To End All Wars

World War II
1941-1945
A Global War For Freedom
U.S. Arsenal Of Democracy

Korean War
1950-1953
United States Leads United
Nations Against Communism

Vietnam War
1964-1973
Our Longest War
Unbelievable Sacrifices

Desert Shield
Desert Storm
1991-1991
A United Effort
Our Shortest War

We Will Never Forget
September 11, 2001

Operation
Iraqi Freedom - Enduring Freedom
2001-
The Global War On Terrorism

Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
Revolutionary War War of 1812 Mexican War Civil War Spanish American War World War I World War II Korean War Vietnam War Desert Shield-Desert Storm Operations Iraq Freedom - Enduring Freedom


In Honor Of: Veterans who served in wars.

Marker Text:
See description


Date of dedication: May 31, 1993

Who Put it Here?: Unknown

Description of Memorial:
Light grey granite central monument with stone globe on top. Smaller light grey granite monuments for each war. Located in park area next to Ohio River.


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