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Volunteer Park War Memorial - Seattle, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 47° 37.766 W 122° 18.861
10T E 551511 N 5275342
Quick Description: Volunteer Park was named after the volunteers of the Spanish-American War and a monument with plaque is dedicated to those individuals and located near a tall, brick water tower.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 9/19/2017 6:18:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMWN0E
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
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Long Description:
Located in Volunteer Park is a Spanish-American War memorial comprised of a rough-hewn granite piece with a metal plaque placed front. There is a cut shape of an eagle that surrounds the plaque which reads:

“RENAMED 1901
IN TRIBUTE TO THE
VOLUNTEER SERVICES OF
SPANISH-AMERICAN
WAR VETERANS
WHO LIBERATED THE
OPPRESSED PEOPLES OF
CUBA, PUERTO RICO AND
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
APRIL 1898 - JULY 1902

“LORD GOD OF HOSTS
BE WITH US YET
LEST WE FORGET
LEST WE FORGET”

ERECTED 1953

Volunteer Park was formerly known as the City Park before a well-known Seattle local by the name of James Willis Sayre lobbied local officials to rename it in memory of volunteers of Seattle who fought in the Spanish-American War.

Type of memorial: Plaque

Location: Volunteer Park

Public or private: Public

When was it placed?: 1953

Who placed it?: Not listed

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