AMVETS Memorial - Mokane, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 40.550 W 091° 52.412
15S E 597987 N 4281407
Quick Description: They have a sign on it called the Purple Heat City
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 9/29/2016 6:41:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMT5D6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Manville Possum
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Long Description:

County of memorial: Callaway County
Location of memorial: Broad St., 1 block E. of Fulton Ave. (MO-C), Mokane
Memorial built: 2014
Built by: AMVETS Post 153
Sponsored by: Maupin Funeral Home

"MOKANE (AP) — An 86-year-old veteran of three wars is scheduled to break ground this weekend for a new veterans memorial in a Central Missouri river town.

"The Jefferson City News Tribune reports the ceremony will take place tomorrow afternoon at AmVets Post 153 in Mokane.

"Harold Lloyd Boone spent much of his childhood in the Missouri River town and served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Boone will be the first person to put a shovel in the ground at tomorrow’s event.

"Plans for the memorial have been in the works for about a year. Half of the monument will bear the names of veterans from Mokane, with the other half reserved for the names of former service members from other communities." ~ Columbia Daily Tribune, August 2, 2014

Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

In Honor Of: Veterans from Mokane and surrounding towns

Marker Text:
No text, only names on marble stones, very hard to read
One is Lt Harold Boone, US Navy, 1944 - 1970, WWI, Korea, Vietnam

Geo. Fletcher, Confederate Army of MO., Rewform, MO

Date of dedication: 2014

Who Put it Here?: AMVETS Post #153

Description of Memorial:
Large concrete pad, bordered by a brick "fence". Across the front of the pad are steel poles to prevent vehicles from driving on the memorial, three of which are also flag poles with the US. Missouri & POW/MIA flags.

Upon the rear face of the brick wall are inset marble stone with the names of veterans from the Civil War to the Vietnam War. All very hard to read.

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

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