Alexander County Veterans Memorial - Cairo, IL
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N 37° 00.477 W 089° 10.839
16S E 305981 N 4097977
Quick Description: On a traffic triangle of what is now a residential area, but used to sit along side the US highways entering from the north.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 11/8/2008 9:46:36 AM
Waymark Code: WM546Y
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 6

Long Description:

County of Memorial: Alexander County.
Location of Memorial: 25th St. & Washington Ave., Cairo.

Monument Text:

TO THE HONOR AND
GLORY OF THE SONS
AND DAUGHTERS OF
THE CITY OF CAIRO AND
ALEXANDER COUNTY
WHO SERVED THEIR
COUNTRY IN THE
SECOND WORLD WAR
Some of the names from WWII:
HOWARD
GREENWELL
PHILLIPS
DUNNING
McCRITE
HAMBLY
SPIES, JR.
W. KING
S. FAHR
Willie WHITE
J. SULLIVAN
F. PRINCE
KEPNER
M. WHITE
FAHR, JR.
SATTERFIELD. JR.   
John R. BRYDEN
Harold V. FAITH
Russell S. REED, JR.
Wayne R. HAYDEN
Clarence T. RABY
James F. HENSON
Robt. H. LEWIS
Clifton R. KEITH
James M. GROGAN
Ellis KANTOOS
Lloyd A. COX
Jesse ANDERSON
Jake L. HINTON
Freddie R. BARNES
Christy M. BROUGHTON, JR.   
Ralph L. GOODMAN
John REEVES
Earle L. COLEMAN
Earl A. POOLE
Leroy ROGERS
Cleo WILLIS
Herbert F. PITCHER
Donald A. MILLER
James D. SIMMONS
Marshall E. CADY
James O. HASE
Earl W. PULLEY
Louis L. RICE
Odell O. MELLON
Ardell VANOVER
Glen B. McDANIEL
George McCLUNG

[The main column with wings if for WWII; In front of that, going back toward the main column are smaller marble stones for: Vietnam War; Korean War; and World War I.]

Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
World War I, World War II, Vietnam War, & Korean War.


In Honor Of: The Sons and Daughters of the City of Cairo and Alexander County.

Marker Text:
see above.


Who Put it Here?: The City of Cairo and Alexander County.

Description of Memorial:
Large triangle of grass, closed in by three tree lined streets. One paved, two cobblestoned. Spread out flag display wraps around a large marble column with wings. On the column is an eagle standing proper on the world with wings proper uplifted. The wings contain the names of World War II veterans from the county. Small stone planted in the ground contain the participants from the Korean War and Vietnam war. Visible in the photo is a marble flat rock on base that represents the World War I memorial. When I was here it was one of the first efforts I made to collect memorials. I was primarily interested in historic markers, but a personal interest in Veterans Memorials without any intent to post anywhere.


Date of dedication: Not listed

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