|Argentina, Misiones Province, Iguazu National Park — Bernabe Mendez Bridge — Salto: Guardaparque Bernabe Mendez — Parque Nacional Iguazú|
| En homenaje a quien fuera muerto el 14 de April de 1968 por cazadores furtivos en el Alto Iguazú cuando defendia el patrimonio natural de la humanidad.
Cuerpo de Guadaparques Nacionales, 09 de Octubre de 1991.
(English Translation) In honor of he who was killed on April 14, 1968, by stealthy poachers in Iguazu Heights while defending humanity’s natural heritage.
National Park Guard Corps, October 9, 1991. — Map (db m26254) HM|
|Austria, Tyrol, Innsbruck — The Speech — Anrede|
|Anrede, die Andrä Hofer am 15. August 1809 vom Gasthof z.goldenen Adler in Innsbruck an eine grosse Menge Landesverteidiger u.viele Stadtbewohner nachstehenden Inhalts gehalten hat:
“Grüass enk Gott meine liab’n Schbrucker, weil ös mi zum Oberkomandanten gwöllt hobt,so bini i holt do, es seyn ober a viell andere do, die koani Schbrucker sein. Alle do; dö unter meinen Waffenbrüder seyn wöll’n, dö müasst’n für Gott, Kaiser u. Voterland, als tapfere, rödle und brave Tiroler streiten, dö . . . — Map (db m68183) HM|
|Brazil, Bahia, Salvador — Zumbi dos Palmares Monument|
Zumbi dos Palmares
“É chegada a hora de tirar nossa nação das trevas da injustica racial.”
Nasceu livre, em 1655, na Serra da Barriga, união dos Palmares, Alagoas. Neto de Aqualtune, não permitiu a submissão de seu povo ao jugo da corda portuguesa, pois queria a liberdade para todos, dentro ou fora do Quilombo. Persistiu na luta e tornou-se líder do Quilombo, sento ferido em 1694, quando a capital Palmares foi destruída. Em 20 de Novembro de 1695, . . . — Map (db m26125) HM|
|Brazil, Rio de Janeiro — João Cândido Felisberto Memorial — "O Almirante Negro"|
João Cândido Felisberto nasceu em 1880, na Vila Sâo José, Encruzilhada do Sul, Distrito de Rio Pardo, Rio Grande do Sul.
De 22 a 26 de Novembro do 1910 liderou a Revolta Dos Marinheiros contra as péssimas condiçôes de trabalho e o castigo corporal abolido pela Lei Âurea de 1888.
João Cândido demonstrou liderança e maestria irretocâveis à frente das guarniçôes e nas manobras da Baia Da Guanabara.
Desde então ficou conhecido como o ‘Almirante Negro,’ líder da . . . — Map (db m26028) HM|
|Ontario, Toronto — Canadian Airmen Monument|
| Panel 1:
Per Arua Ad Astra
In Memory of our Canadian
Airmen who fought in the
Skies to preserve freedom
and order in the world.
Canadian Airmen Awarded the Victoria Cross
World War I:
William Avery Bishop
Alan Arnett McLeod
William George Barker
World War II:
Andrew Charles Mynarski
David Ernest Hornell
Ian Willoughby Bazalgette
Robert Hampton Gray
This Monument was dedicated by
Her Majesty Queen . . . — Map (db m57901) HM|
|Ontario (Middlesex County), London — "Holy Roller"|
Presented to the City of London
by 1st Hussars, 4th June 1950
in memory of the First Hussars who fell
in two World Wars
The only tank of 6th Canadian Armoured
Regiment (1st Hussars) to complete campaign
in North-West Europe
D-Day 6th June 1944
VE-Day 8th May 1945 — Map (db m18922) HM|
|Ontario (Middlesex County), London — Crimean War Cannons|
|These cannon were used at the seige of Sebastopol, and were brought to this country after the capture of that city by the British in 1855. Sir John Carling was instrumental in procuring these three pieces for this city. This gun is a British piece. The other two are Russian. This tablet was erected by the London and Middlesex Historical Society, 1907
Restored 1987 — Map (db m18928) HM|
|Ontario (Middlesex County), London — Harold A. Rogers, O.C., O.B.E. — 1899 - 1994|
|The founder of Kinsmen & Kinette Clubs of Canada was born and raised at 324 Dundas Street, directly across from the armouries. Seeking the camaraderie he had experienced in the army during the First World War, “Hal” Rogers began the first Kinsmen Club in Hamilton in 1920. Under his guidance other clubs soon formed, each dedicated to “serving the community's greatest need.” Ongoing contributions from women prompted the formation of the Kinettes in 1942. During the Second . . . — Map (db m18933) HM|
|Ontario (Middlesex County), London — London South African War Memorial — 1899 - 1902|
|“In Honour of the Men from the London District who Fought for the Empire in South Africa, and in Memory of Those Who Fell.”
1899 - 1902
Pte. D. L. Moore, R.C.R.- Feb 14th, 1900
Pte. J. A. Donegan, 26th M.Lt.I.- Feb 18th, 1900
Pte. R. Smith, 26th M.Lt.I.- Feb 18th, 1900
Pte. W. G. Adams, 7th Regt. Fus.- April 16th, 1900
Pte. F.G.W. Floyd, 7th Regt. Fus.- May 10th, 1900
Pte. E. Mullins, R.C.R.I.- June 11th, 1900
Royal . . . — Map (db m18927) HM|
|Ontario (Middlesex County), London — London War Cenotaph|
The Glorious Dead
1950 - 1953
Bronze plaque on West facade:
In honour of those who died in war and conflict
Erected 1934 by the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE)
Rededicated 1999 by the London Municipal Chapter IODE
United Nations Peacekeepers
We Will Remember Them
Nearby usage informational sign:
This Cenotaph is reserved for . . . — Map (db m18966) WM|
|Ontario (Middlesex County), London — The 1st Hussars|
To the everlasting memory
of the members of
THE 1ST HUSSARS
both the living and the dead, who together with
other Canadian and Allied servicemen
participated in the glorious campaign of 1944-1945
that led to the liberation of the Netherlands.
The Grateful Dutch Canadians of London
Re-dedicated June 6, 1998 by:
The Dutch Canadians Remember
Committee of 1995 — Map (db m18921) HM|
|Ontario (Middlesex County), London — Veterans' Garden — 2005 - Year of the Veteran|
|Dedicated November 4, 2005
to remember, honour, and celebrate
our Canadian Veterans.
May the memory of their
achievements and sacrifices
be kept alive.
This garden was made possible thanks to the generous donation by Angus and Mabe McLennan - for the love and enjoyment of Victoria Park. — Map (db m18969) HM|
|Ontario (Middlesex County), London — Veterans' Memorial Carillon — 2005 - Year of the Veteran — "We Will Never Forget"|
|With deepest gratitude to those who so generously
contributed to this visible and resonant
remembrance of our Canadian Veterans
Separate Stone marker nearby:
Thank You Canada
Thank You Veterans
1940 - 1945
This musical tribute is a gift to all
Canadians from the Dutch community
and friends out of gratitude for
the Liberation of the Netherlands
during 1944 - 1945
Dedicated Sept. 22, 2006
A map on the stone marker depicts the following Canadian War . . . — Map (db m18968) HM|
|Ontario (Niagara Region), Niagara Falls — To the Memory of Burrell Hecock|
the memory of
Aged 17 Years
Who lost his life in an
heroic attempt to rescue
Mr and Mrs
of Toronto Ontario
when the ice bridge in
the gorge immediately
below was swept down
the Niagara River
and into the
February 4th 1912 — Map (db m35065) HM|
|Ontario (Niagara Region), St. Catharines — Private Alexander Watson|
| Erected to the memory of Private Alexander Watson, 90th Winnipeg Batt. Rifles, Canadian volunteers, and his companions in arms, who fell in battle during the rebellion in the N.W.T., A.D. 1885. "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori." Lt.-Col. A.T.H. Williams, Battlefield Rifles, N.W.M. Police; Corp. W.H.T. Lowry, R.B. Sleish, Const. P. Burke.
Capt. E.L. Brown, J. French, Intelligence Corps, at Duck Lake, Fish Creek, Cut Knife, Batoche; W. Cook, W. . . . — Map (db m76338) WM|
|Prince Edward Island (Queens County), Charlottetown — Paardeberg|
Roland Taylor • Alfred Riggs
Feb. 18th • Feb. 27th
To the men of the
Royal Canadian Regiment
who by their valour and efficiency
have made manifest to the world
Canada’s ability and willingness to share
with the Motherland the duties
and responsibilities of Empire,
this monument is dedicated be
by their grateful fellowcountrymen. — Map (db m80281) WM|
|Quebec (Capitale-Nationale (region)), Québec — Quebec Boer War Memorial|
| Not by the power of commerce, art or pen, shall our great empire stand; nor has it stood; but by the noble deeds of noble men, heroic lives, and heroes’ outpoured blood.
Empire Canada Quebec
Major J.H.C. Ogilvy, D.S.O., R.C.A., R.C.R., S.A.C., Gordon Highlanders • Sergeant J.F. Cooper, 8.R.R. • PTE. J. DeFoe, R.C.A., R.C.R. • Corporal B. Withey, R.C.A., R.C.R. • Private J. Curphy, Civilian, R.C.R. • Private H. Forest, 61st, R.C.R. • Private L. La Rue, 87th, R.C.R. • Private . . . — Map (db m80759) WM|
|Estonia, Harjumaa MaakondTallinn — British Royal Navy in the Estonian War of Independence — [Estonian Maritime Museum]|
| IN MEMORY
of the officers and seamen of the British Royal Navy
who served and gave their lives in the cause of freedom
in the Baltic during the Estonian War of Independence
1918 - 1920
MALESTUSEKS Briti Kuningliku Merevae ohvitseridele ja meremeestele kes voitle sid ja andsid oma elu Balti rikide vabaduse eest Eesti Vabqdussmas 1918-1920 The following Admirals were decorated with the Estonian Cross of Liberty for their distinguished services: Merevaeohvitserid.keda . . . — Map (db m61360) HM|
|Greece, Regional unit of Phthiotis (Municipality of Lamia), Thermopylae — Kolonos Hill Memorial|
|Greek translation of text:
Ὦ ξεῖν', ἀγγέλλειν Λακεδαιμονίοις ὅτι τῇδε κείμεθα, τοῖς κείνων ῥήμασι πειθόμενοι.
English translation of . . . — Map (db m84693) WM|
|Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Murrisk — Squadron Leader R. F. C. Garvey|
In loving memory of
R.F.C. Garvey D.F.C. & Bar
Only son of J.C. & Gladys Garvey
Born at Murrisk Abbey 11th July 1918
Killed in a flying accident
at Shawbury, England,
on 14th January 1948 & buried there
Dearly loved — Map (db m28259) HM|
|Ireland, Connacht (County Mayo), Westport — Major John Mac Bride / Seán Mac Giolla Bríde|
IgCuimhne ar an maor
Seán Mac Giolla Bríde
Major John Mac Bride
Irish Republican Army,
Major in the Army of the South
Organizer of the Transvaal
who died for Ireland
5th May, 1916.
Go nDéana dia trócaire ar a anam. — Map (db m27564) HM|
|Ireland, Connacht (County Roscommon), Ballinlough — Glynn - Glavey - Keane Memorial|
This memorial was erected to
commemorate the memory of
Comdt. Patrick Glynn
Lieut. Michael Glavey
Vol. Michael Keane
who gave their lives for
the cause of freedom
during an attack on
Ballinlough R.I.C. Barracks
on Sept. 14th 1920.
“They rose in dark and evil days
to free our native land
They started here a living flame
that nothing can withstand”
Tógadh an leacht cuimhneacháin seo
i mbuan chuimhne ar an . . . — Map (db m27768) HM|
|Ireland, Connacht (County Roscommon), Strokestown — The Sharkey Sisters|
The Sharkey Sisters
Una and Lena
resided here. Leading
members of Cumann na mBan
War of Independence — Map (db m27553) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Dublin), Dublin — Countess Constance Markievicz — 1869 - 1927 — Major, Irish Citizen Army, 1916|
| A valiant woman who fought for Ireland in 1916
In the 1916 Rising she was Second-in-Command to Michael Mallin in the College of Surgeons. She was sentenced to death for her activities but was released from prison in 1917 in the general amnesty.
The bronze bust show Countess Markievicz in the uniform tunic of the Irish Citizen Army. The work was unveiled in 1956.
[From the Monuments of St. Stephen's Green marker found in the park.] — Map (db m22504) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Dublin), Dublin — Fusiliers’ Arch|
| In memory of the officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers who fell in the South African War A.D.1899·1900
Fortissimis suis militibus hoc monumentum eblana dedicavit MCMVII
Tulega Heights•Laings Nek
Fusiliers' Arch [Inscription is from the Monuments of St. Stephen's Green
marker found in the park]
The form of this arch, 12 feet in width, is that of a Roman Triumphal Arch. It stands 32 feet 6 inches high. . . . — Map (db m22470) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Dublin), Dublin — Margaret Anna Cusack — 1829 - 1899|
| Margaret Anna Cusack was born on this site on May 6th 1829. At the time York Street was a centre of medicine. She was the daughter of Sara and Dr. Samuel Cusack. Her uncle was the interationally renowned surgeon James William Cusack, 3-times President of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
She became an Anglican Sister but in 1861 converted to Catholicism and moved to Kenmare in County Kerry. Here, under the pseudonym of the “Nun of Kenmare”, she wrote on all aspects of . . . — Map (db m22454) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Dublin), Dublin — National Memorial to members of the Defence Forces — who died in the service of the State — "An Dún Cuimhneacháin"|
| The National Memorial to members of the Defence Forces is a place of contemplation and remembrance, providing a focal point where families, relatives and members of the public can reflect on the contribution and sacrifice made by members of the Defence Forces who died in the service of the State.
The pyramid shape of the memorial, which was designed by Brian King, captures historic references to burial and is a standing testament to the dead. It also reflects the shape of a military tent. . . . — Map (db m26868) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Dublin), Dublin — Robert Emmet — (1778 - 1803)|
| Presented to the People
The Robert Emmet
United States of America
April 13, 1966
Francis J. Kane, Chairman
Ambassador Scott McLeod
Devlin W. Dormer, Esq.
Hon. Michael J. Kirwan, M.C.
Hon. Thomas P. O'Neill, M.C.
Hon. Daniel J. Flood, M.C.
Hon. John E. Fogarty, M.C.
N. Mike Devlin, Esq.
The statue, erected in 1968, in a small enclave on the west side of the park faces the house in which Robert Emmet was born (now . . . — Map (db m25304) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Dublin), Dublin — Theobald Wolfe Tone — (1763-98)|
| An Irish patriot convicted of treason. He died mysteriously in prison in November 1798.
The memorial consists of a ten-foot figure of Wolfe Tone backed by a wall of rough granite columns of varying width and rising to 16 feet in height.
Behind the granite columns is a group of bronze figures that symbolize the past unhappy subjugation of the Irish people. This group represents the cause for which Tone sacrificed his life. He was thirty-five years old.
The memorial was unveiled by President de Valera in 1967. — Map (db m25303) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Dublin), Dublin — Thomas M. Kettle — 1880 - 1916|
| Born in County Dublin
9th February 1880
Killed at Guinchy
9th September 1916
Killed at Guinchy during the Great War, September 1916.
“Died not for Flag nor King nor Emperor
But for a dream born in a herdsman's shed
And for the sacred scripture of the poor.”
The bronze bust erected in 1937, is by A.G. Power and was cast by Compagnie des Bronzes, Brussels.
[From the Monuments of St. Stephen's Green marker found in . . . — Map (db m22489) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Dublin), Dublin — Veronica Guerin — 1959 - 1996|
| Sunday Independent journalist,
was murdered on 26th June 1996.
Be Not Afraid
Greater justice was her ideal and it was her ultimate achievement
Her courage and sacrifice saved many from the scourge of drugs and other crime.
Her death has not been in vain.
Unveiled by the Taoiseach,
Mr. Bertie Ahern T.D.
27th June 2001 — Map (db m24078) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Fingal), Portmarnock — The Southern Cross Monument — By Rachel Joynt & Remco DeFouw|
| This sculpture celebrates Portmarnock's unique role in world aviation history. This beach, known as the Velvet Strand, was used as a runway for the first successful East-West Transatlantic flight, on 24th June 1930.
After a gruelling 33 hours the ‘Southern Cross’ landed at Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. It was the final leg of the first circumnavigation of the globe by aircraft. The pilot was Australian Aviator Sir Charles Kingford Smith, Co-pilot Evert Van Dyk, Irish Navigator Capt. Paddy . . . — Map (db m25788) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Longford), Longford — County Longford Great War Memorial — 1914 - 1918|
| [Northeast Face]
To Perpetuate the Memory
of the 284 Gallant Soldiers
of the County Longford
who fell in the Great World War.
This Cross was erected by
the generous subscriptions of
their sorrowing relatives,
comrades and sympathisers.
R. I. P.
[Handwritten note hanging below reads:]
In memory of the 325 Longford men and women
who died in World Wars One and Two
and other conflicts
R. I. P.
Those loving Heroes
good and . . . — Map (db m27355) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Crossakiel — Jim Connell|
| Author of “The Red Flag”
which became the anthem of the
International Labour Movement
Born Rathniska, Kilskyre 1852
Died Lewisham, London 1929
Oh, grant me an ownerless corner of earth,
Or pick me a hillock of stones,
Or gather the wind wafted leaves of the trees
To cover my socialist bones,
This monument was unveiled on 26th April, 1998 by
Peter Cassells, general secretary, ICTU, before an
international gathering from the trade unions and . . . — Map (db m27347) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Culmullen — Culmullen & 1798 — They Gave Their Lives For Their Cause|
| Erected by the People of
Culmullen and District
to the memory of the Men and Women
of Wexford and Meath
who died for their Country
and lie buried in the surrounding area
There were two periods of intense
Rising activity around Culmullen in 1798
Thursday May 24, 1798
Dunshaughlin was the rallying point for the United Irishmen of Meath, Dublin and North Kildare where a Tree of Liberty was planted. The following day, the rebels moved to one side of the Bog of Culmullen . . . — Map (db m33354) HM|
|Ireland, Leinster (County Meath), Duleek — Duleek 1916 - 1981 Hunger Strike Monument — and Memorial Garden|
| The Memorial Garden
is named after
Vol. Joe Coombes, Platin Road.
Vol. Noel Gallagher, Mountfield, Co. Tyrone
Vol. Harry McCormick, Prioryland, Duleek
and is in memory of
all those who dedicated their lives
to and for the cause of Irish freedom.
This monument was unveiled by
Paddy Sheils (Snr), Garballagh
and Jimmy Lynch, Kentstown
The Memorial Garden
Was Officially Opened
On 15th June 2008
By Ex-Portlaoise Hungerstriker . . . — Map (db m27220) HM|
|Ireland, Munster (County Limerick), Abbeyfeale — Reverend William Casey|
| His grateful fellow countrymen at home and beyond the seas have erected this monument to the memory of Rev. William Casey, for a quarter of a century prior to his death, the parish priest of this parish. He found his people struggling in the toils of landlordism: he left them owners of the soil and freemen. By his death, religion lost a shining light; the cause of temperance a strenuous advocate; the poor without distinction of creed, an ever helpful friend; and Ireland a devoted son. But . . . — Map (db m24739) HM|
|Italy, Lazio (Rome Province), Rome — Arch of Constantine|
| IMP • CAES • FL • CONSTANTINO • MAXIMO • P • F • AVGUSTO • S • P • Q • R • QVOD • INSTINCTV • DIVINITATIS • MENTIS • MAGNITVDINE • CVM • EXERCITV • SVO • TAM • DE • TYRANNO • QVAM • DE • OMNI • EIVS • FACTIONE • VNO • TEMPORE • IVSTIS • REM-PVBLICAM • VLTVS • EST • ARMIS • ARCVM • TRIVMPHIS • INSIGNEM • DICAVIT [English trans.:]
To the Emperor Caesar Flavius Constantinus, the greatest, pious, and blessed Augustus: because he, inspired by the divine, and by the greatness of his . . . — Map (db m47768) HM|
|Kiribati, Tarawa, Betio — Battle of Tarawa Memorial — U.S. Marines War Memorial|
|Marker front, upper plaque:
2nd Marine Division
United States Marine Corps
Battle of Tarawa
November 20, 1943
To our fellow Marines who gave their all!
The world is free because of you!
God rest your souls
1,113 killed 2,290 wounded
The Central Pacfic spearhead
To world victory in World War II
Marker front, lower plaque:
To the People of Kiribati
“During World War II, many lives were . . . — Map (db m85150) WM|
|Philippines, Cavite Province, Corregidor Island — 503rd Airborne- "The Rock Force" -Memorial|
| Marker panel 1 on top of monument:
”I see the old flagpole still stands. Have your troops hoist the colors to its peak, and let no enemy ever haul them down.”
These historic words were spoken by General Douglas MacArthur near the site of this memorial on 2 March 1945 after the recapture of Corregidor by the 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team. The “Rock Force” commander, Colonel George M. Jones in the presence of his regiment saluted and said in a clear . . . — Map (db m66173) WM|
|Philippines, Cavite Province, Corregidor Island — General Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial|
[Portrait of General Wainwright]
General Jonathan M. Wainwright
1883 to 1953
HERO OF BATAAN
Medal of Honor Citation
“General Jonathan M. Wainwright, 02131, commanding United States
Army Forces in the Philippines from 12 March to 7 May 1942.
He distinguished himself by intrepid and determined leadership against greatly
superior enemy forces. At the repeated risk of life above and beyond the call of duty
in his position he frequented . . . — Map (db m63575) WM|
|Philippines, Cavite Province, Corregidor Island — To the Angels — U.S. Army Nurse Corps – U.S. Navy Nurse Corps — THE ANGELS OF BATAAN AND CORREGIDOR|
In honor of the valiant American military women who gave so much of themselves in the early days of World War II, they provided care and comfort to the gallant defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, they lived on a starvation diet, shared the bombing, strafing, sniping, sickness and disease while working endless hours of heartbreaking duty, these nurses always had a smile, a tender touch and a kind word for their patients, they truly earned the name:
THE ANGELS OF BATAAN AND CORREGIDOR . . . — Map (db m64032) HM WM|
|Philippines, Laguna, Calamba — José Rizal Monument|
|Panel 1: (Text in Tagalog/Pilipino:)José Rizal (1861-1896)
Pambansang Bayani ng Pilipinas, doctor, agrimensor, dalubwika, manunulat, makata, eskultor at pintor. Isinilang sa Calamba, Laguna, 19 Hunyo 1861. May-akda ng Noli Me Tangere (1887) at El Filibusterismo (1887), mga nobelang higit pang nagpaalab sa mga Filipino na maghimagsik laban sa Espanya. Dinakip at ipinatapon sa Dapitan, hilagang Mindanao, 6 Hulyo 1892. Nagboluntaryo bilang manggagamot ng puwersang Espanyol sa Cuba, . . . — Map (db m63619) HM|
|Philippines, Laguna, Los Baños — Pook ng Bilangguang Kampo sa Los Baños — "Los Baños Internment Camp"|
| Panel 1: Pook ng Bilangguang Kampo sa Los Baños Ginamit ng mga Hapones bilang bilangguang kampo para sa mga bihag na Amerikano at ibang banyaga noong 1943. Nilusob ng pinagsanib na pangkat ng gerilyang Filipino mula sa mga kasapi ng ROTC Hunters, Hukbalahap ika-48 iskwadron tsino. Sariling Pangkat ni Pangulong Quezon, Pangkat Marking, at iba pang di-regular na tropa noong 23 Pebrero 1945. Ang pinagsanib na puwersa ay inorganisa ni Tinyente Koronel Gustavo Ingles na kasapi ng Hunters at . . . — Map (db m63618) HM WM|
|Philippines, Manila, Ermita — Andres Bonifacio — (1863-1897) — Liwasang Bonifacio|
|Born of humble parents in Tondo, Manila on November 1863. Andres Bonifacio founded the Katipunan, the secret society that launched the revolution against Spain in Agusut 1896.
He wrote the Katipunan decalogue, some patriotic poems and essays. And first translated into Tagalog Jose Rizal's "My Last Farewell" he has been considered as "The Father of the Katipunan," "The Great Plebian," and "The Father of Democracy in the Philippines."
He died in Maragondon, Cavite on 10 May 1897.
This . . . — Map (db m25079) HM|
|Philippines, Manila, Ermita — Sa mga Bayani ng Lungsod ng Maynila — To the Heroes of Manila|
|In Tagalog: Na nag-iwan sa amin ng isang dakilang pamana na may karangalan dahil sa ginawa nilang pagtulong sa mga kulang-palad na walang kakayahan, sa pagtatanggol ng mga naapi, sa pagsasanggalang ng patrimonyo ng lungsod at sa walang takot ninyong pagbubuwis ng buhay para sa isang banal at kagalang-galang na pamamaraan. Kaya kami sa ngayon ay binubuhay ang inyong kadakilaan sa pamamagitan ng panandang pangkasaysayang ito, isang buhay na alaala at sagisag ng aming walang-hanggang . . . — Map (db m25093) HM|
|Philippines, Metro Manila, Binondo — Filipino-Chinese World War II Martyrs Memorial|
| Marker Panels 1 and 2: on the north face of the memorial's base with text in Chinese and English [portions illegible] - listed units include: “Phil-Chinese Volunteer Corps”, “Anti-Jap[anese] & Puppets,"
"... Grand League, Squadrons", etc. Marker Panel 3: This memorial was erected on June 12, 1995 by Confederation of Filipino Chinese Veterans in remembering and honoring the anti-Japanese heroes who died in defense of our country during the Second World War . . . — Map (db m64666) WM|
|United Kingdom, England, London — Trial of William Wallace — Westminster Hall|
|Near this spot, at the Kings Bench at the South end of the Hall, took place the trial of Sir William Wallace the Scottish Patriot on Monday, 23rd August 1305 — Map (db m85742) HM|
|United Kingdom, Scotland (Lothian), Edinburgh — Memorial to Robert the Bruce|
| Memorial to Bruce
the Corporation of Edinburgh under Captain Hugh Reid's bequest
Unveiled 28th May 1929
The Rt. Hon. Sir Alexander Stevenson Lord Provost — Map (db m85670) HM|
|United Kingdom, Scotland (South Lanarkshire), Lanark — Sir William Wallace — Circa 1270-23rd August 1305|
|This plaque marks the site of the house reputed to be the marital home of Sir William Wallace and Marion Braidfute.
It was at Lanark in 1297 that Wallace first drew sword to free his native land. He was captured and cruelly executed at Smithfield, London on 23rd August 1305.
The original memorial stone, restored by Lanark and District Civic Trust, was replaced by this plaque in 2005 to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the death of Wallace, "Guardian of Scotland." — Map (db m85666) HM|
|United Kingdom, Scotland (Stirlingshire), Stirling — National Wallace Monument — Sir William Wallace|
|The National Wallace Monument was opened in 1869 to celbrate Scotland's national hero Sir William Wallace. It was here, with Sir Andrew Moray, that he rallied his band of fighters on the 11th Septemeber 1297, and fought and defeated at the Battle of Stirling Bridge the largest and most successful army in Europe; that of King Edward the First of England.
Wallace was born in Elderslie in Renfrewshire around 1270, during the reign of Alexander III of Scotland. Wallace did not come from an . . . — Map (db m85595) HM WM|
|Alabama (Clay County), Ashland — Clay County Veterans Memorial|
|Dedicated to the veterans of Clay County who so unselfishly served and to those who died in defense of their country Let it be said “We will never forget” Left Panel List of World War I, World War II and Korean War veterans Right Panel List of World War II and Vietnam War veterans — Map (db m14302) WM|
|Alabama (Colbert County), Tuscumbia — Howell Thomas Heflin — 1921~2005|
|Howell Thomas Heflin retired from a lifetime of distinguished public service in 1997, having served Alabama in the U.S. Senate for three consecutive terms. There he was known as a national leader on judicial, agricultural, defense, and space issues. As Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court from 1971 to 1977, he modernized the state's court system. Heflin was a Marine Corps officer during World War II, attaining the rank of major and awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart. Howell T. . . . — Map (db m28586) HM|
|Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Lieutenant John Tillman Melvin — United States Navy R.F.|
|Erected by the Citizens of Selma
to Commemorate the Heroism of
Lieutenant John Tillman Melvin
United States Navy, R.F.
Born Selma, Alabama Oct. 16, 1887
Among the first to volunteer and the first American Naval officer killed in action in our war with Germany. Lost his life by a torpedo from a German submarine while aboard the U.S. Ship Alcedo off the coast of France Nov. 5, 1917.
He gave his life that Democracy and Liberty might live. — Map (db m37660) HM|
|Alabama (Dallas County), Selma — Take Her Down — Gilmore, Howard Walter - Commander, U.S.N. — Born 29 September 1902, Selma, Ala.|
Medal of Honor Citation
For distinguished gallantry and valor above and beyond
the call of duty as Commanding Officer of U. S. submarine
GROWLER (SS-215) during her fourth war patrol in the
Southwest Pacific from 10 January to 7 February 1943
boldly striking at the enemy in spite of continuous
hostile air and anti-submarine patrols, Commander Gilmore
sank one Japanese freighter and damaged another by
torpedo fire, successfully evading severe depth charges
following . . . — Map (db m82036) HM|
|Alabama (Escambia County), Flomaton — Alabama's Own|
| Front CPL. Sidney E. Manning World War I Medal of Honor One of Gen. Pershing's Immortal Ten This monument dedicated to all that have served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America that this glory shall not perish from the Earth Right Side American Legion Fred H. Jones - Post 167 Post Commanders J. R. Collins Kemble Dean Plaque on ground at back of monument In Honor and Remembrance of the heroes and victims of September 11,2001 and to celebrate the enduring . . . — Map (db m47485) HM|
|Alabama (Hale County), Greensboro — Magnolia Grove|
|Birthplace, ancestral home of
Richard Pearson Hobson
Spanish - American War Hero
Admiral Hobson, as naval officer,
Statesman, lecturer and author,
Urged national preparedness:
Championed human welfare causes.
Alabama made this home a state shrine
to Admiral Hobson in 1943.
House built in 1838 by Col. Isaac Groom. — Map (db m83755) HM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Birmingham — Julius Ellsberry|
|In dedication to Julius Ellsberry, the first Black Alabama man to die in World War II; born Birmingham, Ala, 1922.
Enlisted in the U.S. Navy, 1940; First Class Mate [sic] Attendant aboard battleship Oklahoma in the Battle of Pearl Harbor, did sacrifice his life to save his shipmates, December 7, 1941. — Map (db m63761) HM WM|
|Alabama (Jefferson County), Leeds — John Henry — Ledgendary 'Steel Drivin' Man'|
|The story of "steel driving' man" John Henry is one of America's most enduring legends. The strong ex-slave became a folk hero during construction of the Columbus & Western Railroad between Goodwater and Birmingham. He drilled holes for explosives used to blast tunnels. According to legend, he was involved in a race against a steam-powered drill that its manufacturer claimed could do the job faster than a man. Witnesses said after the all-day contest that he and his heavy hammer cleared . . . — Map (db m22207) HM|
|Alabama (Lauderdale County), Florence — Homer Givens — (1898 - 1971) — America's First World War I Hero|
|The home of Homer Givens, America's first hero in World War I was located .4 of a mile north of this intersection. Following a bloody two-hour battle on November 1, 1917 Corporal Givens stood alone after his comrades had fallen.
He then managed to kill three enemy soldiers before being severely wounded by twenty-three pieces of shrapnel. Givens was decorated with France's highest military honor, the Croix De Guerre, His award ceremony was attended by General John J Pershing, Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces. — Map (db m28163) HM|
|Alabama (Limestone County), Athens — Athens Big Spring Memorial Park|
|Dedicated to the early settlers, men and women who served in the armed forces and kept our country free. August 12, 1989. — Map (db m37914) HM|
|Alabama (Macon County), Tuskegee Institute — The Tuskegee Airmen's Plaza|
|This plaza is dedicated to the memory of the Tuskegee Airmen, including General Daniel "Chappie" James, whose training at Tuskegee University and the Tuskegee Army Air Field enabled them to prove for all time the competence and bravery of Black Americans in the U.S. Air Force.
This plaza commemorates their courageous service in the air and on the ground--both women and men--in defense of the United States of America. Without their commitment and daring, America's victories over her enemies would have been much more difficult. — Map (db m20076) HM|
|Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — "Take Her Down!" — Howard Walter Gilmore, Commander, U.S.N. — Born 29 September 1902, Selma, Ala.|
| Panel 1: Medal of Honor Citation
For distinguished gallantry and valor above and beyond
The call of duty as Commanding Officer of U. S. submarine
GROWLER (SS-215) during her fourth war patrol in the
Southwest Pacific from 10 January to 7 February 1943
boldly striking at the enemy in spite of continuous
hostile air and anti-submarine patrols, Commander Gilmore
sank one Japanese freighter and damaged another by
torpedo fire, successfully evading severe depth charges . . . — Map (db m74811) WM|
|Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — Memorial to USS Herring (SS-233) — Submarines and the Battleship Park|
| Panel 1:
Anderson, Fred H., RT1
Anderson, John L., Jr., MoMM2
Armstrong, James E., RM1
Balestrieri, S., ENS
Blair, Jack L., S2
Blevins, J.T., S1
Boucher, Leo J., S1
Brennan, James J., TM2
Bronder, John J., SC2
Brown, Weldson, S2
Burkett, Timothy, CK1
Burton, Charles E., MoMM2
Campbell, Nathaniel, STM2
Carroll, Malcolm D., CMoMM
Carter, Robert A., TM3
Chouinard, Robert A., TM1
Christopherson, R. W., TM1
Compton, John N., LTjg
Cook, Arnold J., MoMM2 . . . — Map (db m74810) WM|
|Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — The Submarine Lookout Memorial — Submarines and the Battleship Park|
| Panel 1: "The Lookout: the Eyes of the WWII Submarine"
Panel 2: "Submarine Lookout":
Standing his watch on a perch high above the deck,
the lookout was the eyes of the submarine while
surfaced. Often while submerged he was manning the
sonar gear, thus becoming the ears also. Though
always of junior rating, his keen sight and alertness
were vital to the success and survival of his boat. No words could galvanize a crew to action faster than his excited shout, . . . — Map (db m74809) HM WM|
|Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Major Charles W. Davis, Infantry United States Army / "Above and Beyond"|
|Major Charles W. Davis A native of Montgomery, graduate of Lanier, alumnus of the Universities of Alabama and Maryland. Major Davis was awarded the Medal of Honor as Executive Officer, 2d Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. "For distinguishing himself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on Guadalcanal Island. On 12 January 1943, he volunteered to carry instructions to the leading companies of his . . . — Map (db m86129) HM|
|Alabama (Russell County), Fort Mitchell — Markers Honoring our Veterans at Fort Mitchell|
|In Honor of
Those Who Served Our Country
Veterans of Foreign Wars
of the United States
May 30, 1989 — Map (db m63420) WM|
|Alaska (Skagway Borough), Skagway — Fatal Duel|
|Frank Reid, guarding the approach to Sylvester's Wharf, where the vigilantes were meeting to restore law and order, shot "Soapy Smith" who failed to stop when challenged, July 8, 1898. — Map (db m72790) HM|
|Arizona (Coconino County), Flagstaff — Bushmaster Park|
|Bushmaster Park is named in memory of Flagstaff's Company I-158th Infantry Regiment, Arizona National Guard, and their sacrifices for freedom made in New Guinea, the Phillipine Islands and Japan from 1941 to 1945.
"No greater fighting team ever deployed for battle."
General Douglas MacArthur — Map (db m60932) HM|
|Arizona (Mohave County), Bullhead City — 9/11 Arizona Heroes Memorial|
|In honor of our Arizona fire fighting heroes from Phoenix who went to New York City on September 11, 2001 to aid in the recovery efforts at the World Trade Center.
Dedicated on Veterans Day — Map (db m29433) HM|
|Arizona (Mohave County), Bullhead City — Arizona Medal of Honor|
|The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States Armed Forces to those who distinguish themselves "…conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of their lives above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in action against an enemy of the United States…"
The first Medal of Honor action in our nation's history occurred at Apache Pass, Arizona on February 13, 1861 by U. S. Army Assistant Surgeon Bernard J. D. Irwin.
During the Indian . . . — Map (db m29435) HM|
|Arizona (Mohave County), Bullhead City — In Memory of All Vietnam Veterans|
|This memorial was erected in memory of the young individuals who went to war as kids and lost their youthful dreams, and some their lives, for a cause-freedom and honor-and came back as men with the horrors of war instilled in every fiber of their being and were never given the respect and honor they so dearly deserved from the public or United States government.
God will one day judge our actions. Until then, He will shine on the lives of each veteran now and forever more because He was . . . — Map (db m29434) HM|
|Arizona (Mohave County), Kingman — Mohave Center Plaza of Valor|
"O Lord, thou givest us everything at the price of an effort."
Leonardo Da Vinci
those who gave their
lives in the Holocaust of
July 5, 1973, in Kingman
John O. Campbell • Allan Hanson • Christopher G Sanders • William L Casson • Frank S Henry • Arthur C. Stringer • Joseph L. Chambers, III • Roger A Hubka • Donald G. Webb • M. B. (Jimmy) Cox • Marvin Mast • Richard Lee Williams
On this 11th day of November, 1980, upon the dedication of Mohave . . . — Map (db m29421) HM|
|Arizona (Mohave County), Lake Havasu City — James A. Wheeler Park and Freedom Fountain — December 15, 1965|
|Dedicated to Captain James A. Wheeler, United States Air Force, Tucson, Arizona, and all members of the armed services who have given their lives in the maintenance of freedom. Captain Wheeler was killed in combat April 18, 1965, over South Viet Nam, prior to the founding of Lake Havasu City February 1, 1964. The city's airport area was known as Site Six, an Air Force facility during World War II. The park and fountain commemorate this Air force heritage. — Map (db m31839) HM|
|Arizona (Pima County), Lukeville — Kris Eggle|
|On August 9, 2002
While protecting visitors from harm,
United States Park Ranger
Was slain in the line of duty.
His service and sacrifice
To the National Park Service
And the people of this country
Will never be forgotten. — Map (db m7003) HM|
|Arizona (Pinal County), Sacaton — Dedicated to Ira H. Hayes USMC|
Ira H. Hayes USMC
February 23rd 1992
by the Memorial Committee
Lance Lewis Director,
Shirley Lewis Coordinator
JR Currea Artist
In Country Vietnam Veterans
Post 2 Tempe Arizona
Ira H. Hayes American Legion
Post 84, Sacaton Arizona — Map (db m32845) HM|
|Arizona (Yavapai County), Camp Verde — The Congressional Medal of Honor - Apache Campaign 1872 - 1873|
|The following named individuals were assigned, either permanently or temporarily, to Camp Verde, Arizona Territory. While stationed here their personal action in combat was above and beyond the call of duty, earning them the nation's highest award.
The Congressional Medal of
Winter Campaign 1872-1873
Awarded March 1875
Pvt. Chiquito • Pvt. Blanquet
Awarded April 12, 1875
Sgt. Jim • Pvt. Nannasaddie • . . . — Map (db m28593) HM|
|California (Alameda County), Hayward — 1025 — Honcharenko’s Sanctuary|
|Along the ridge behind this panel lies a 52-acre parcel of historical significance. This farmstead known as “Ukraina” was the home of Ukrainian patriot, writer, and publisher Father Agapius Honcharenko. He and his wife Albina lived here for 43 years during their exile from Ukraine. Born in Kiev in 1832, Honcharenko attended Kiev Theological Seminary and entered a monastery at 21. He was appalled by the Church’s suppression of peasants while the monks lived in luxury. This lead him . . . — Map (db m26499) HM|
|California (Amador County), Volcano — Volcano|
|Discovered in 1848 by Colonel Stevenson’s men who mined Soldiers’ Gulch in ’49. First covered wagon party sluiced rich gravel beds. By ’53, men swarmed flats and gulches naming them picturesquely. Hydraulic operations, begun in ’55, brought thousands of fortune seekers to form town of 17 hotels, library, theaters and courts of justice. During Civil War, Volcano gold served the Union. “Volcano Blues” smuggled cannon “Old Abe” in, by hearse, to quell rebels. Mellow with . . . — Map (db m11365) HM|
|California (El Dorado County), Georgetown — Georgetown Volunteer Firemen|
|This monument is dedicated to the Georgetown Volunteer Firemen past and present who have served this community for 125 years.
This bell had served as the fire alarm for many years until retired in 1965 when the new station was built. Material and labor was donated by community and firemen.
Commissioners: Robert Brookins • William Butts • Richard Smith
Fire Chief Jack Anderson
Designed by Associate Member Herm Kinney — Map (db m11376) HM|
|California (Fresno County), Fresno — David of Sassoon — Epic Folk Hero of the Armenians|
| [Upper Marker:]
the County of Fresno
by the People of Armenian Descent
of the San Joaquin Valley
August 11, 1970
Varaz Samuelian, Sculptor
David of Sassoon is the legendary folk-hero of the Armenians, who rid their land of foreign conquerors single-handedly. It is an epic based on historical events dating back to the Seventh Century A.D. Troubadours, poets and sculptors have immortalized him, for it gives eloquent expression to . . . — Map (db m41005) HM|
|California (Fresno County), Fresno — Purple Heart Memorial — Combat Wounded Veterans|
Dedicated to the recipients of this nation's oldest military decoration
"The Purple Heart"
1782 The Military Order of the Purple Heart 1932
My stone is red for the blood they shed.
The medal I bear is my country’s way
to show they care.
If I could be seen by all mankind
maybe peace will come in my lifetime. — Map (db m41059) HM|
|California (Humboldt County), Shelter Cove — In Memory of Our Shipmates|
|In memory of our shipmates and friends. On July 12, 1994, Coast Guard Helicopter 6541 responded to a mayday from a sailing vessel in distress south of Shelter Cove, CA. While searching for the vessel in heavy fog, the helicopter crashed into the cliff ¼ mile north by north east of this location in position 40-01.5 North, 124-03.8 West. All hands perished in the crash.
Crew of Coast Guard Helicopter 6541:
Lt Laurence Williams, Pilot •
Lt Mark Koteek, Co-Pilot •
ASMCS Peter Leeman, . . . — Map (db m1106) HM|
|California (Humboldt County), Shelter Cove — Mario Machi|
A founder of Shelter Cove with brothers Tony and Babe Machi. A ready smile, a friendly wave, a faraway look waiting for his fishermen to return—we’re thankful we’ve known this gentle man.
A hero in war. Survivor of the Bataan Death March and over three years of brutal captivity in World War II.
Bronze Star • Service to Others
A Hero in Peace.
Courageous ocean rescues • respected teacher, author, historian.
The spirit of Shelter Cove. — Map (db m1057) HM|
|California (Imperial County), Imperial — Imperial Valley Veterans' Memorial|
|This Memorial Erected
in Honor of Those Who
Served Their Country
in Time of War
By Veteran's Memorial Housing Committee - May 30, 1941 • Representing County Board of Supervisors - Hugh T. Osborne • Representing veterans of the war with Spain - John M. Grafton, Geo. H. Knight, Madison G. Hill • Representing veterans of the World War - William H. Rhodes, Harvey Kenyon, George Whitcher
In Memoriam Honor well, those patriots Who died at country's call Lest through ingratitude Our . . . — Map (db m81827) WM|
|California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Capt. Lou Lenart, USMC (Ret.) — FG-1D Corsair|
| This monument is dedicated to Capt. Lou Lenart and to all U.S. Marine Corps and Navy pilots who flew the F4-U or FG-1D Corsair in combat during World War II.
“Most of my experience with the Corsair was in close support of our ground troops on the battlefield and in protecting our fleet from the constant threat of ‘Kamikaze’ (suicide plane) attacks. In addition, we flew attack missions on mainland Japan, destroying military installations and equipment. For those of us lucky enough to . . . — Map (db m68546) HM WM|
|California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Japanese-American Soldiers — 442nd Infantry RCT, World War II Memorial — Korean War Dead - 1950 to '53|
| Text on the plaque attached to the south face of the base beneath the tall column in the northwest corner [traditionally the Japanese/Japanese-American section of the cemetery]:
In Sacred Memory
This memorial is reverently placed here by the Japanese American Community, under the auspices of the Southern California Burial and Memorial Committee, in memory of American soldiers of Japanese ancestry who fought, suffered, and died in World War II that liberty, justice, and equal . . . — Map (db m74081) HM WM|
|California (Los Angeles County), Los Angeles — Latino Blood, American Hearts|
|This site is dedicated to the Latino-American Heroes who received the Congressional Medal of Honor, our nation's highest award for bravery. For love of country, they performed above and beyond the call of duty.
Heroes y compatriotas, con orgullo y honor los saluda nuestro pueblo!
Heroes and countrymen, greet our people with pride and honor!
To all Medal of Honor Recipients
Courage and Gallantry graced their deeds and their guide . . . — Map (db m74096) WM|
|California (Los Angeles County), North Hollywood — 980000246 — Portal of the Folded Wing — Shrine to Aviation|
Dedicated To The Honored Dead Of American Aviation On
The 50th Anniversary Of Powered Flight, Dec. 17, 1953,
By Lt. Gen. Ira C. Eaker USAF (Ret.)
- - - - - - - - - - - -
Beneath The Memorial tablets in this sacred portal
rest the cremated remains of famous flyers who
contributed so much to the history and development
of aviation. The bronze plaques upon the marble walls
memorialize beloved Americans who devoted their lives
to the advancement of the air age. Administered . . . — Map (db m29365) HM|
|California (Mono County), Mammoth Lakes — Tragedy at Convict Lake|
|On February 19, 1990, a tragedy occurred at this site. Three boys from a local youth camp fell through the ice. Two counselors, David Myers and Randy Porter, U.S. Forest Service employee Clay Cutter, and Long Valley Fire Captain Vidar Anderson sacrificed their lives while attempting a heroic rescue. This plaque is dedicated to those brave men. — Map (db m2895) HM|
|California (Mono County), Walker — The C-130 Crew — Lost During the Cannon Fire - June 17, 2002|
|In Loving and Grateful Memory of
The C-130 Crew
Steve Wass, Craig Labare and Mike Davis
Who gave their lives to save
our community on June 17, 2002 — Map (db m23036) HM|
|California (Nevada County), Truckee — Nev.-01-95 — Schallenberger Cabin Site|
|Near this spot stood a small cabin built by 18 year old Moses Schallenberger and two other men. They were members of the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy party of 1844, the first pioneers to take wagons over the Sierra Nevada, opening the Truckee Route of the California Trail. The three men had volunteered to remain behind and guard six of the wagons left here by the main party.
Due to extreme winter weather conditions and lack of food, the three men agreed to separate. The two older men rejoined . . . — Map (db m11601) HM|
|California (Riverside County), March Air Reserve Base — United States of America Medal Of Honor Memorial|
|...For Conspicuous Gallantry and Intrepidity
at the Risk of Life Above and Beyond
the Call of Duty... — Map (db m72639) WM|
|California (Riverside County), Riverside — Veterans Memorial|
|This memorial is dedicated to eulogize
the sacrifices of American Veterans.
It is to commemorate them, their comrades,
their personal and emotional sacrifices,
and to acknowledge those Americans who
have lost loved ones in the service
of their country.
May 27, 2000
Sculptor Thomas Schomberg — Map (db m54379) HM|
|California (Riverside County), Riverside — War Dog Memorial|
|They Protect Us On The Field of Battle.
They Watch Over Our Eternal Rest...
We are Grateful.
The War Dog Memorial is a Tribute To All Dog And Handler Teams That Served Our Country So Proudly
Sculptor: A. Thomas Schomberg — Map (db m54430) HM|
|California (Sacramento County), Folsom — Folsom Veterans Memorial|
|The Folsom Veterans Memorial honors those brave individuals who serve our country and those who have fallen in service to our country. The memorial is composed of several distinct elements.
The Flag Court pays homage to all those who have served or are serving in the various branches of the military.
The large Granite Rock bears the names of those Folsom residents that have paid the ultimate sacrifice while preserving our freedom.
The Eagle represents the pride, honor and protection . . . — Map (db m15619) HM|
|California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — California Firefighters Memorial|
|Honoring men and women of uncommon courage who paid the ultimate price to protect our lives, our families and our dreams — Map (db m14836) HM|
|California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — California Mexican-American War Memorial|
|In memory of the American Servicemen of Hispanic descent and all others who sacrificed their lives to protect the freedoms we enjoy. — Map (db m15474) HM|
|California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — September 11, 2001|
|Dedicated to the memory of those
who tragically lost their lives on
September 11, 2001
in New York City, The Pentagon,
and Shanskville, Pennsylvania
May God Shed His Grace on Thee — Map (db m13420) WM|
|California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The California Peace Officers Memorial — In Tribute|
|Since statehood, the people of California have sought and cherished a quality of life unsurpassed in this great nation. There have been among us those who chose to serve as peace officers and when called upon unselfishly gave more than we have the right to ask. A passionate desire among their brother and sister peace officers and concerned Californians to commemorate those fallen heros is evidenced here. This moving memorial is a tribute to the dedicated men and women of the California Law . . . — Map (db m14814) HM|
|California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The Fireman’s Plot|
| “First in Danger
and Always Ready”
This inscription, engraved on a silver trumpet presented to Engine Company No. 3 in 1853, a token of appreciation, perhaps best describes Sacramento’s gallant volunteer fire department as a whole.
As almost every other city whose beginnings were of tents and wooden structures, fire was a constant threat to early Sacramento. Destroyed in part or entirely by numerous conflagrations, cities and towns of lesser fortitude and . . . — Map (db m56324) HM|
|California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — The First Hundred Years are the Hardest|
|When Sacramento bought steam pumpers the volunteers could not keep their steam? up, so they hired professional firemen. Since March 30, 1872, Sacramento paid firemen have always been the first to respond to any crisis.
New Helvetia Chapter No. 5,
E Clampus Vitus
August 5, 1972 — Map (db m38318) HM|
|California (Sacramento County), Sacramento — USS California Bell Memorial|
| (Left Side of Base Holding Bell)
built on the
Nov. 20, 1919
rung for the
last time by
Oct. 27, 1949
(Right Side of Base Holding Bell):
in reserve at
Feb. 14, 1947
Ship so named — Map (db m70035) HM WM|
|California (San Diego County), San Diego — Clifton A. F. Sprague, Vice Admiral, USN — Born 8 January 1896 - Died 11 April 1955|
Navy Cross for the 25 October 1944 action off Samar. Admiral Sprague was aboard the escort carrier, USS Fanshaw Bay during this engagement.
Legion of Merit Medal for his command of the USS Wasp.
Gold Star in lieu of second Legion of Merit for the Morotai landings.
Gold Star in lieu of third Legion of Merit for the Iwo Jima and Okinawa operaitons.
Gold Star in lieu of fourth Legion of Merit for Operation Crossroads.
Presidential Unit Citation to Task Unit . . . — Map (db m8521) HM|
|California (San Diego County), San Diego — Ingram Plaza — Preble Field, Naval Training Center San Diego — — Liberty Station —|
| Panel 1 This plaza is dedicated to the memory of Osmond K. Ingram Gunner's Mate First Class United States Navy who sacrificed his life in an effort to save his ship and shipmates during an engagement between the U.S.S. Cassin and a German submarine on October 15, 1917 "Greater love hath no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends."
Panel 2 Ingram Plaza
Ingram Plaza was the site of the original tent camps in the 1920s. The . . . — Map (db m51535) HM|
|California (San Diego County), San Diego — USS Gambier Bay CVE 73 and Composite Squadron VC-10 — United States Navy — In Memory of the Men Lost in Action|
Eternal God who alone spreads out the heavens and rules the raging seas, may this memorial bring continued remembrance to the one hundred and thirty seven men who died defending their country in time of danger, and whose bodies found their last resting place in the waters of the Pacific. May it call to mind that they were called by their nation to defend liberty and preserve unity.
We do not what those who died in air and sea battles, often against hopeless odds, to . . . — Map (db m8480) HM|
|California (San Diego County), San Diego — USS Hoel * USS S. B. Roberts * USS Johnston — United States Navy — "In Everlasting Memory"|
|Inscribed here are the names of 525 men who died in the Battle of Leyte Gulf during the liberation of the Philippine Islands on 25 Oct 1944. Their ships, the destroyers USS Johnston (DD-557) and USS Hoel (DD-533) and destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts (DE-413), were sunk while fighting a vastly superior force of four battleships, eight cruisers and eleven destroyers in what was to be the last and longest surface battle of World War II.
May the names and sacrifice these brave men made . . . — Map (db m8428) HM|
|California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Dr. Jose P. Rizal|
|Philippine national hero and martyr stayed at the Palace Hotel from May 4 to 6, 1888 in the course of his only visit to the Unites States.
Imbued with a superior intellect and an intense love for his country, Dr. Rizal sought to gain freedom for the Filipino people from centuries of Spanish domination through peaceful means. His writings, foremost of which were novels, “Noli Me Tanfere” and “El Filibuserismo,” dared to expose the cancer of colonial rule and . . . — Map (db m71856) HM|
|California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — FDR's Salute — to the Officers and Men ... USS "San Francisco"' — USS San Francisco Memorial|
| In Salute
to the Officers and Men, living and dead, of the
U.S.S. “San Francisco”
a warship named for our city, which though sorely wounded, emerged triumphantly from the Battle of Guadalcanal, November 12-13 1942 after inflicting heavy losses on the enemy.
“A very powerful Japanese force was moving at night toward our position in the Solomon Islands. The spearhead of the force that we sent to intercept the enemy was under the command of Rear Admiral Daniel J. . . . — Map (db m71479) HM|
|California (San Francisco City and County), San Francisco — Unsung Heros|
| San Francisco’s firemen were the unsung heroes of 1906. Leaderless because Chief Dennis Sullivan had been fatally injured by the quake, with indomitable courage they battled for three days and nights the flames that were consuming the city. — Map (db m72079) HM|
|California (San Joaquin County), Manteca — Liberty Plot|
|Dedicated to the boys
Who Fought Overseas
— In 1917 — — Map (db m19532) HM|
|California (San Joaquin County), Stockton — Firefighters Memorial|
|“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for another.”
This memorial is dedicated to honor all Stockton firefighters that gave their lives in the line of duty. — Map (db m15970) HM|
|California (San Mateo County), Redwood City — 816 — Union Cemetery|
|Union Cemetery's name reflects the controversy that erupted in the Civil War, three years after the cemetery's beginnings in 1859. Pro- and anti- slavery feelings ran high in California, and the founders of the cemetery strongly opposed the secessionist sentiment that threatened the nation's unity. Because of a controversy over the cemetery's ownership, the state enacted its first cemetery legislation, although its provisions did not affect Union Cemetery. The law of 1859 allowed for the . . . — Map (db m3296) HM|
|California (Santa Clara County), Morgan Hill — Anderson Lake County Park|
|Long before nearby Coyote Creek was dammed to form the reservoir in 1950, people were drawn to its cool shade and clear flowing water. In 2006 an ancient burial site
was unearthed during construction of homes across the street from this park. First recorded as the Ojo de Aqua de la Coche Spanish land grant, the land was
purchased by John Cochrane in 1869. Cattle and crops followed as the local population grew. After his widow Aphelia Farmington Cochrane died in 1949, the Santa Clara Valley . . . — Map (db m54034) HM|
|California (Santa Clara County), San Jose — Plaza de Cesar E. Chavez|
|The Plaza de César E. E. Chávez is part of the original plaza of the 1797 Pueblo de San José and is the oldest continuously used public open space in the city. The plaza was the hub of the old Spanish settlement: the site of Juzgado and the church, it was a focus for the public life of the pueblo. After the U.S. takeover, surveyor Chester Lyman laid out the present elliptical park at the southern edge of the plaza. This became the primary civic open space of the new American city and, in . . . — Map (db m30207) HM|
|California (Stanislaus County), Ceres — Ceres Volunteer Fire Department|
|Dedicated to the
Organized June 1, 1911
George W. Wood
— Reorganized 1921—
Erected by the People of
Ceres 1940 — Map (db m19468) HM|
|California (Tehama County), Red Bluff — In Memory - Ken Carlson — World War II Ace|
|Ken went to war against the Germans with the American Eagle Squadron in 1940. He became an ace before the U.S.A. entered the war against Germany.
He shot down 13 German aircraft in the war torn skies over England and France in World War II. Ken was shot down twice by ground fire while strafing German air fields. Each time he escaped and made his way through the "French Underground" back to England. Two days later he was fighting the Germans.
In Korea, Ken was the first man to shoot down a . . . — Map (db m40422) HM|
|Colorado (Denver County), Denver — Joe P. Martinez|
|Dedicated to honor Private Joe P. Martinez, Colorado’s first Congressional Medal of Honor recipient of World War II. — Map (db m46100) HM|
|Connecticut (Fairfield County), Monroe — Stepney Fire House #1|
| Stepney 1916 Stepney Fire House #1
The first volunteer fire company in Monroe included 45 men. The group’s 1st fire truck was purchased 2nd hand from a Bridgeport fire-fighting company with money raised in part from the proceeds of the annual firemen’s “karnival.”
Stepney Heritage Trail – The Sippin Family — Map (db m25343) HM|
|Connecticut (Fairfield County), Redding — Town of Redding World War I Memorial|
|Town of Redding
1914 Roll of Honor 1918
Erected in Appreciation of The
Services of Our Men and Women
Who Served in the World War
Harold Albin • Carl A. Anderson • Hubert Anderson • Sigurd Anderson • Edward Babcock • Harry Barrett • Benjamin H. Bell • Elsie Bennett • Sarah Bennett • Douglas Boddie • Edward M. Bradley • Howard Brown • John H. Carson • William B. Claflin • Harold Connery • Seth Couch • Raymond Cunningham • Niles Curtis • Robert Darragh • Thomas . . . — Map (db m26815) HM|
|Connecticut (Fairfield County), Shelton — City of Shelton Emergency Services Memorial|
| City Of Shelton
In Memory Of
Our Departed Emergency Services Members
Who Have Given Their Lives In The Line Of Duty
While Protecting the Lives and Property of Our Citizens
Shelton Fire Department Daniel E. Wannagot 1991
Shelton Police Department William E. Rich 1964 • James J. Mattioli 1997
Dedicated This Date Oct. 12, 1991
Mayor Michael E. Pacowta — Map (db m25612) HM|
|Connecticut (Fairfield County), Trumbull — Trumbull Volunteer Fire Company #1|
| [ West side ]
Dedicated To The
Fire Company #1, Inc
Past, Present, Future
[ South side ]
[ North side ]
Fire Company #1, Inc
Charles Shepherd Charles Kurtz Carl Peterson Henry Machalowski Henry Czekanski Emil Knopf Clarence Oppel, Sr. Thomas Berry George French Joseph Heneghan Lester Knecht Roy Swanson John J. Schwarz Elliott . . . — Map (db m26082) HM|
|Connecticut (Hartford County), Farmington — Yodkins-Morin Memorial Park|
|Yodkins-Morin Memorial Park
Dedicated to two valiant men who gave their lives
saving others during the raging flood of August 1955
Charles J. Yodkins, Sr
A Farmington Police Officer
Joseph J. Morin, Jr
A Private Citizen
August 19, 1955 — Map (db m33063) HM|
|Connecticut (Litchfield County), New Milford — New Milford Veterans Monument|
| In Recognition of Service Rendered To Our Country by Men and Women Of New Milford Connecticut During National Crises — Map (db m23073) HM|
|Connecticut (Litchfield County), Woodbury — The Common|
|In memory of
The Sons of Old Woodbury
Those who gave their lives in war
Those who lived to build a new nation
Those who are known
Those who must remain ever nameless
the American Revolution
In memorium - to the men of Old Woodbury,
whose territorial boundaries included
Bethlehem, Roxbury, Southbury, Washington
Woodbury, also parts of Middlebury
and Oxford. — Map (db m19226) HM|
|Connecticut (New Haven County), Ansonia — Ansonia Volunteer Firemen’s Monument|
| Ansonia Volunteer Fire Dept. Dedicated To All Members Of The Ansonia Volunteer Fire Dept. For Unselfish And Devoted Service To Their Community Presented By The Ansonia Centennial Commission April 29, 1990 — Map (db m25406) HM|
|Connecticut (New Haven County), Derby — Derby Firemen’s Memorial|
| Memorial to Derby Firemen
[ Northwest Facet ]
Hotchkiss Hose Co. 1 Org. 1837
[ Southwest Facet ]
Storm Engine Co. 2 Org. 1851
[ Northeast Facet ]
East End Hose Co. 3 Org. 1950
[ Southeast Facet ]
Paugassett H&L Co. 4 Org. 1903 — Map (db m25402) HM|
|Connecticut (New Haven County), Meriden — Connecticut Police Memorial|
| [ inscribed on the obelisk in the center of the pavilion ]
Dedicated To Those
Who Have Made
Off. Milton Hodder Hamden 04/22/1943
Tpr./Trn. Stanley C. Heilberg C.S.P. 06/01/1929
Lt. Paul J. Beaupre Bloomfield 12/19/1967
Off. Matthew J. McNally Waterbury 11/20/1930
Off. Ellsworth G. Dietz Bridgeport 03/08/1910
Off. Joseph O’Brien Windsor Locks 12/24/1968
Off. Gerald Di Joseph Bridgeport 11/28/1980
Constbl. . . . — Map (db m26504) HM|
|Connecticut (New Haven County), Milford — Arctic Engine Co. No. 1 — 1838 1938|
Milford Fire Co.
On This Site
May 23, 1838
Arctic Engine Co. No. 1
1838 1938 — Map (db m26326) HM|
|Connecticut (New Haven County), Milford — Milford Remembers|
| [ south side ]
New York City
Erected by the People of Milford, Connecticut in memory of the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001. With special honor to those who, in the face of certain death or grave harm, risked and sacrificed their lives that day for others, and with particular tribute to the brave men and women of police, fire, medical, and other public safety services.
No greater . . . — Map (db m26336) HM|
|Connecticut (New Haven County), Milford — Milford Volunteer Fire Department — Est. 1838|
| This bell obtained by Arctic Engine Company, No. 1, in 1887, served as the City of Milford’s first fire alarm warning system from 1887 into the 1930’s.
It summoned the town’s volunteer firemen to the call of duty when an emergency arose. It was located in all of Arctic Engine Company’s fire stations, most recently at Fire Headquarters Station 1 on New Haven Ave.
It is now at its final resting place here on the town green, so all the residents of Milford can share this piece of history. . . . — Map (db m26314) HM|
|Connecticut (New Haven County), West Haven — William A. Soderman — Congressional Medal of Honor|
|On December 17, 1944 Pfc. William A. Soderman, of West Haven, Company K, 9th Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division armed with a bazooka, defended a key road junction near Rocherath, Belgium.
As the German artillery barrage pinned down troops around him, Soderman faced five Mark V tanks. He stood up completely disregarding the fire that could be brought to bear on him . . ." His rocket dismantled the lead tank.
Near dawn, five more tanks appeared. Running along a ditch he jumped to the road in . . . — Map (db m27867) HM|
|Delaware (New Castle County), Bear — NC-126 — Sgt. James P. Connor Memorial Circle|
|Born in Wilmington, Delaware, on January 12, 1919, James P. Connor entered the U.S. Army in January 1941. As a member of the 7th Infantry, 3rd Division, he was a participant in the amphibious landing at Cape Cavalaire in southern France. On August 15, 1944, Sgt. Connor was assigned to a battle patrol whose mission was to destroy enemy fortifications that threatened the troops that were coming ashore. Seriously wounded by a mine that killed his platoon lieutenant, Sgt. Connor refused medical aid . . . — Map (db m10700) HM|
|Delaware (New Castle County), Middletown — NC-16 — Commodore Thomas Macdonough|
|Early home of Commodore Thomas Macdonough. Hero of Battle of Lake Champlain 1814. Born 1783. Died 1825. Commodore 1813. Assisted Commodore Decatur in capturing and burning the "Philadelphia" off the coast of Tripoli, 1804. Original name of village "The Trap," changed to "Macdonough" 1814. His parents lie in old burying ground nearby. — Map (db m10305) HM|
|Delaware (New Castle County), Middletown — NC-114 — Sgt. William Lloyd Nelson — Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient|
|William Lloyd Nelson was born near Dover, Delaware, on February 22, 1918. He was the son of J. Clarence and Carrie Phillips Nelson. Following his family's move to a farm near Middletown, he was educated in the public schools of the community. He attended Middletown High School when it was located here, graduating in 1937. An active member of the 4-H Club and Future Farmers of America, he was recognized for his athletic achievements in baseball, basketball and football. On January 9, 1941, he . . . — Map (db m10609) HM|
|Delaware (New Castle County), New Castle — Delaware & New Jersey WWII Submariners Memorial — Dedicated to those who serve in Submarines of the U.S. Navy — The Silent Service ~ Pride Runs Deep|
| Left Side of Marker
U.S. Submarine Veterans
World War II
52 United States Submarines
On Eternal Patrol
U.S. Navy Submarines Paid Heavily for their success in World War II
374 Officers and 3131 Men are on board these 52 U.S. Submarines still on patrol
Albacore – Amberjack – Argonaut – Barbel – Bonefish – Bullhead – Capelin – Cisco – Corvina – Darter – Dorado – Escolar – Flier – . . . — Map (db m68549) WM|
|Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — Delaware's Field of Valor|
|On 3 September 1777 an American light infantry corps under the command of Brigadier General William Maxwell engaged British and Hessian forces here in the Battle of Cooch's Bridge. Maxwell's Corps was composed of soldiers from New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and militia from Delaware and Pennsylvania. This plaque is dedicated to those soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their country and whose remains rest beneath this field of battle. Their names and numbers unknown. We will always honor their valor and courage. — Map (db m14789) HM|
|Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — Purple Heart Trail in Delaware|
Dedicated by Governor Jack A. Markell and the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Department of Delaware
July 27, 2011
The National Purple Heart Trail Memorializes those heroic soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who have had the Purple Heart medal bestowed upon them in the name of the president of the United States for being wounded or forfeiting their lives in the defense of our nation.
The original Purple Heart, designated as the badge of military merit, was established by . . . — Map (db m65649) WM|
|Delaware (New Castle County), Newark — Veterans Memorial|
|In memory of the men from Newark who gave their lives in World War II and in honor of those who served in the great wars Ralph E. Adams • Woodrow W. Gravenor • Harold N. Sheaffer Robert G. Allen • Charles W. Greer, Jr. • Ralph R. Skillman James R. Anderson • Thomas S. Inghams, Jr. • George R. Thorn Harvey L. Baldwin • Roland P. Jackson • Frank R. Thoroughgood George G. Barnett • William N. Jones, Jr. • O. James Walter Philip A. Beaman • Charles W. Keith, Jr. • Clarence E. Weible Horace C. . . . — Map (db m9901) HM|
|Delaware (New Castle County), Wilmington — Soldiers and Sailors Monument — of Delaware|
| Soldiers and Sailors Monument
In Commemoration of Delaware’s
Patriotic Dead who Sacrificed
Their Lives for their country
During the Rebellion of 1861 -65
— Map (db m63185) WM|
|District of Columbia, Washington — Christian Fleetwood and Sara Fleetwood Residence Site — 319 U Street, NW — African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC|
|Christian Fleetwood (1840-1914) was one of 21 African Americans to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery during the 1864 Battle of Chaffin's Farm near Richmond. After the Civil War he worked for the federal government and organized DC's first Black National Guard unit. Sara Fleetwood (1849-1908), a member of the first (1896) graduating class of Freedmen's Hospital nursing school, became its superintendent in 1901. The Fleetwoods moved to this address about 1900 and hosted . . . — Map (db m77543) HM|
|District of Columbia, Washington — General Manuel Belgrano — 1770 — 1820|
|Statesman, Leader and Forerunner of the Independence Movement in Latin America. Promoter of the economy and education, mentor of the principles of freedom that burst onto the Argentine early political scene in May 1810. An exemplary soldier, He triumphantly commanded the army in the battles of Tucuman and Salta, which consolidated freedom and independence in Argentina. A commendable man of unblemished reputation, a model to be emulated by men and women of principles throughout history and from every part of the world. — Map (db m74989) HM|
|District of Columbia, Washington — José Artigas Memorial — "Statues of the Liberators"|
| inscription, south face of base:
Father of the Independence of Uruguay
inscription, north face of base:
From the people of Uruguay to the people of the United States of America
inscriptions, on basin rim:
“The liberty of America is my design and its attainment my only objective.” — Map (db m67168) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Anacostia — The Growlery|
|Here stood Frederick Douglass’ rustic retreat from domestic society, where he could think, read and write undisturbed. Evoking the image of a lion’s lair, he called his hideaway the Growlery. It was simply furnished with a lounge, a high desk and a stool. The present building is a reconstruction. — Map (db m5362) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Brookland — Charles Richard Drew Memorial Bridge|
|Named in honor of Dr. Charles Richard Drew, 1904-1950 esteemed citizen of the District of Columbia athlete, scholar, surgeon, and scientist whose discoveries in blood preservation saved thousands of lives. — Map (db m6262) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism During World War II|
|[Panel 1 of the historical narrative at memorial entrance]:
On February 19, 1942, 73 days after the United States entered World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 which resulted in the removal of 120,000 Japanese American men, women, and children from their homes in the western states and Hawaii.
Allowed only what they could carry, families were forced to abandon homes, friends, farms and businesses to live in ten remote relocation centers guarded by . . . — Map (db m40541) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Capitol Hill — Nathanael Greene Monument|
| . . . — Map (db m30771) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — “Damn the Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead!”|
|With these legendary words, naval officer David G. Farragut led the Union fleet past Confederate mines (then called torpedoes) and to victory at the Battle of Mobile Bay on August 5, 1864. From the rigging of his flagship, USS Hartford, Farragut directed the clash with the ironclad CSS Tennessee, as shown in this painting of the battle. Earlier in the Civil War, Farragut gained national prominence by capturing New Orleans after a fierce battle with Confederate forts and ships. . . . — Map (db m4104) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — Baron von Steuben Memorial — Lafayette Square National Historic Landmark District|
[north face :]
Erected by the Congress of the United States to
Frederick William Aug- ustus Henry Ferdinand Baron von Steuben in grateful recognition of his services to the American people in their struggle for liberty. Born in Prussia September 17, 1730. Died in New York November 28, 1794. After serving as aide- de-camp to Frederick the Great of Prussia he offered his sword to the American col- onies and was appoint- ed Major General and . . . — Map (db m32878) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — 16 — Cesar Chavez — 1927 - 1993|
|Led by his desire to secure a better quality of life for migrant farm workers, Cesar Chavez helped found the United Farm Workers of America, the first effective farm workers' union in the United States. Under his leadership of nonviolent protest, the UFW was able to secure improved wages and benefits, more humane living and working conditions, and better job security for some of the poorest workers in America. Through his life of service, Chavez provided inspiration to countless others. . . . — Map (db m15471) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — .3 — Clara Barton, Angel of the Battlefield at Home — Civil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail|
| “I have paid the rent of a room in Washington ... retaining it merely as a shelter to which I might return when my strength should fail me under exposure and labor at the field.” Clara Barton, December 1863.
In November 1997, Richard Lyons peered into the dark clutter in the attic of 437 Seventh Street, inspecting the building in preparation for its planned demolition. His eyes settled on a sign, “Missing Soldiers Office, Clara Barton, 3rd Story, Room 9.” . . . — Map (db m36174) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — In Honor of Leslie Coffelt|
|White House policeman who gave his life in defense of the President of the United States here at the Blair House, November 1, 1950 "For loyalty, bravery and heroism beyond the call of duty." Presented by National Sojourners in commemoration of his sacrifice. Dedicated May 21, 1952, by President Harry S Truman — Map (db m73876) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Downtown — John J. Pershing, General of the Armies (1860-1948) — The Western Front - The Meuse-Argonne Campaign|
On 6 April 1917, the United States entered World War I. With few regular forces, the task of training and transporting an effective army to fight in France was formidable. The U.S. Navy, acting swiftly to combat the German submarine menace, dispatched fighting ships and aircraft to European waters. Simultaneously, it began the organization of convoys for hundreds of thousands of troops to undertake the tremendous work of organizing the American Expeditionary Forces. . . . — Map (db m29593) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Bernardo de Gálvez Memorial|
| Bernardo de Gálvez
(Count de Gálvez)
1746 - 1786
"Bernardo de Gálvez the great Spanish soldier carried out a courageous campaign in lands bordering the lower Mississippi. This masterpiece of military strategy lightened the pressure of the English in the war against the American settlers who were fighting for their independence.
"May the statue of Bernardo de Gálvez serve as a reminder that Spain offered the blood of her soldiers for the cause of American independence." . . . — Map (db m40957) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — George Washington|
| An authorized cast bronze by the Gorham Foundry from the original by Jean Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) which stands in the State Capitol at Richmond, Virginia. It was purchased by The George Washington University in 1932 on the occasion of the George Washington Bicentennial. After standing in a number of locations on the campus, the statue found its permanent home in the University Yard and was dedicated on this spot on September 6, 1991. “George Washington” is part of The George . . . — Map (db m47315) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — José de San Martín Memorial — Statues of the Liberators|
| [Inscription on south face of pedestal:] Libertador General José de San Martín
[Inscriptions on two panels in the south side of base:]
Homenaje al Libertador General D. José de San Martín del Presidente de la Nacion Argentina Dr. Carlos Saul Menem en occasion de su visita de estado a Los Estados Unidos de America 16 de Noviembre de 1991 *** Al General José de San Martín en occasion de la visita del Presidente de la Argentina Raul Alfonsi 19-III-1985 To General José de . . . — Map (db m65936) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Foggy Bottom — Simón Bolívar — "Statues of the Liberators"|
| [south face of pedestal]
Born July 24, 1783
Died December 17, 1830
Santa Marta, Colombia
[east face of pedestal]
The Republic of Venezuela to the United States of America 1958
[west face of pedestal]
Liberated Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Panama
[north face of pedestal]
[Venezuelan Coat of arms]
Republica de Venezuela: "19 de Abril de 1810, . . . — Map (db m65731) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Georgetown — John Fitzgerald Kennedy — Church of the Holy Trinity|
| [Rendering of the Seal of the President of the United States]
Within the hallowed walls of the historic Church of the Holy Trinity in
Georgetown, D.C. worshiped the late President of the United States, John
Fitzgerald Kennedy, the first Catholic to hold that exalted office. This
martyred chief executive also prayed in this church as a member of the
House of Representatives and as a United States Senator when he resided
in Georgetown. It was here that he attended . . . — Map (db m22076) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling [JBAB] — In Memory of Col. Raynal C. Bolling|
|[Panel No. 1]:
"Whatever happens to me will be the result of action, not inaction or drift."
[Panel No. 2]:
On April 7, 1917, the day after President Wilson's war message to Congress, Major Raynal Cawthorne Bolling of the Air Service Reserve requested continuous active duty and reported to Mineola Field, Long Island to await orders.
As a citizen-soldier in the New York National Guard, he had helped . . . — Map (db m63899) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling [JBAB] — Republic F-105D Thunderchief|
|This aircraft, of a type used extensively in Southeast Asia air operations, is dedicated to all the courageous airmen who gave their lives in honor during that conflict. — Map (db m63898) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — e.5 — Building Out the Square — Civil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail|
|(Front): The great depression (1929-1941) meant economic catastrophe for millions of Americans, but in Washington it meant a building boom as the Federal Government staffed up to the end the economic crisis. In 1931 alone Congress approved new government buildings and schools, street paving, bridges, and sewers Thousands found badly needed work. By this time, the Old City Hall/Courthouse had lost most of its DC government functions. The city's commissioners, police and fire chiefs, and . . . — Map (db m61823) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Judiciary Square — National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial|
| This Memorial was established by the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, as directed by an Act of the United States Congress. The authorizing law was sponsored by U.S. Representative Mario Biaggi and U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell, and was signed by President Ronald Reagan on October 18, 1984. The Memorial was dedicated on October 15, 1991. Craig W. Floyd chairman Robert H. Frank Treasurer Suzanne Fedore Sawyer secretary George W. Mayo, . . . — Map (db m65404) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Northeast — Christopher Columbus|
|To the memory of Christopher Columbus whose high faith and indominable courage gave to mankind a new world.
Born MCDXXXVI - Died MDIV — Map (db m8603) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Northeast — Former Site, Columbian Harmony Cemetery — 1857-1959|
|Many distinguished Black citizens including Civil War veterans were buried in this cemetery. These bodies now rest in the new National Harmony Memorial Park Cemetery in Maryland. — Map (db m16069) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Northwest — Dr. Philip Jaisohn, 1864-1951 — First Korean American|
Dr. Philip Jaisohn was a pioneer of independence, democracy and public awakening for the Korean people. After the failed 1884 reformation movement, he was exiled to the United States, where he became the first Korean-born to become an American citizen. A graduate of Columbian Medical College, he practiced medicine in Washington, DC, later serving the U.S. government as a wartime physician. Both in Korea and in the United States, Dr. Jaisohn made relentless efforts for the independence of . . . — Map (db m39925) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Northwest — General Comte Jean de Rochambeau Memorial — Lafayette Square National Historic Landmark District|
| [front, south face:]
[back, north face:]
"We have been contemporaries and fellow labourers in the cause of liberty, and we have lived together as brothers should do, in harmonious friendship,"
Washington to Rochambeau
February 1, 1784
By the Congress
May XXIV MDCCCCII — Map (db m32973) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Northwest — General Lafayette and his Compatriots — Lafayette Square National Historic Landmark District|
To General Lafayette and his Compatriots
1777 - 1783
[south face:] By the
Congress in commemoration of the services rendered by General Lafayette and his Compatriots during the struggle for the Independence of the United States of America
(Maurice Denonvilliers Fondeur, Paris, 1890) — Map (db m32245) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Northwest — John Barry Memorial|
| John Barry, Commodore, United States Navy.
Born County Wexford, Ireland, 1745; Died in Philadelphia, 1805. — Map (db m19533) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Northwest — Mahatma Gandhi Memorial|
| [Inscription on base of statue - West Side:]
“My Life Is My Message”
Gandhi led India to freedom from British rule in 1947. He is hailed as the father of the nation. Crusader for human rights and liberty, thinker, writer, reformer, apostle of truth and non-violence (ahimsa), Gandhi succeeded in uniting millions of people of all faiths across India in a mass movement of civil disobedience. On . . . — Map (db m39923) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Northwest — Memorial Day Order|
|General Orders No. 11 Headquarters, Grand Army of the Republic Washington, D.C., May 5, 1868 I. The 30th day of May, 1868 is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late Rebellion, and those bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet churchyard in the land. In this observance no form or ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such . . . — Map (db m53026) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Northwest — Nathan Hale — "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."|
|Captain, Army of the United States
Born at Coventry, Connecticut, June 6, 1755
In the performance of his duty, he resigned his life,
a sacrifice to his country's liberty at New York,
September 22, 1776 — Map (db m27241) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Northwest — National Headquarters, American Red Cross|
|National Headquarters American Red Cross has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 23, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States. — Map (db m38864) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Northwest — Nelson Mandela — Freedom Fighter, Political Prisoner, Statesman|
|Panel 1: A Tribute to Nelson Mandela
This tribute to Nelson Mandela was unveiled on 21 September 2013 by the Hon. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, and H.E. Ebrahim Rasool, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to the United States Government, the Mandela Family, the African National Congress, the Congressional Black Caucus and the Free South Africa Movement.
A Tribute to the . . . — Map (db m77575) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Northwest — Robert Emmet|
| [front (south) face of statue base:
Robert Emmet Irish Patriot
[Coat of arms of "The United Irishmen"]
[plaque on north face of the statue base:]
"I wished to procure for my
country the guarantee which
Washington procured for America...
"I have parted from everything
that was dear to me in this life
for my country’s cause...
"When my country takes her
place among the nations of the
earth, then, and not till then
let . . . — Map (db m30850) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Northwest — Second Infantry Division Memorial|
The Second Division To Our Honored Dead, 1917-1919
Toulon Troyon Bois de Belleau Vaux Soissons
Marache St. Mihiel Blanc Mont Meuse-Argonne The Rhine
[From 1962, west inner wing:] Organized in France in October, 1917; original unit consisted of Army, Marine and Navy troops. [From 1962, west outer wing:] Normandy Rhineland Brest Remagen Siegfried Line Leipzig The Bulge Czechoslovakia
[From 1962, east inner wing:]
United Nations . . . — Map (db m15096) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Northwest — The American Red Cross - Harvard Field Hospital Unit — (September 1939 - July 1942)|
|This plaque acknowledges the public spirit of Harvard University and the dedication of the staff of the American Red Cross - Harvard Field Hospital Unit, who provided and staffed a pre-fabricated hospital sent to Salisbury, England, in the summer of 1941 to deal with the potential outbreak of communicable diseases. In particular, homage is paid to the following - ‘Reported missing and presumed lost’ on the voyage to Britain:
Ruth Breckenridge - Housemother
Nancie M. Prett, R.N. . . . — Map (db m14997) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — .2 — Ceremony at the Crossroads — Civil War to Civil Rights — Downtown Heritage Trail|
|“Imagine a great avenue [with] solid ranks of soldiers, just marching steady all day long, for two days. ...” Walt Whitman. It took two days for the grand parade of 200,000 victorious Union soldiers described by the great American poet and Civil War nurse Walt Whitman to march down Pennsylvania Avenue past this spot, headed for review by President Andrew Johnson at the White House. Whitman might have been standing right here on May 23 or 24, 1865. This had been the ceremonial and . . . — Map (db m14875) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The United States Navy Memorial|
|In honor of those who served to forge the heritage of the United States Navy.
In tribute to those who perished to provide peace and security for our maritime nation.
In gratitude to those now serving. — Map (db m4826) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — African American Civil War Memorial — "Spirit of Freedom" — Civil War to Civil Rights and Beyond|
|This memorial is dedicated to those who served in the African American units of the Union Army in the Civil War. The 209,145 names inscribed on these walls commemorate those fighters of freedom.
[Names of the officers and enlisted men who served with the 166 regiments of the "United States Colored Troops" and other "African Descent" units during the War of the Rebellion.] — Map (db m41748) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Shaw — Marlon Francisco Morales — Law Enforcement Officer, Husband, Father and Friend — December 26, 1968 - June 13, 2001|
|In honor of Metro Transit Police Officer Marlon Francisco Morales, who was mortally wounded at the U Street/African American Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metrorail Station on June 10, 2001. — Map (db m15473) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Southeast — Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Bridge|
|Named in honor of
Whitney Moore Young, Jr.
Humanitarian-scholar and venerable leader of the National Urban League whose work produced landmark changes in civil rights laws and notable progress towards social and economic justice in America. — Map (db m15606) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Raoul Wallenberg Place — [Sidney R. Yates Federal Building]|
|"Raoul Wallenberg's mission of mercy on behalf of the United States behind enemy lines during World War II is unprececented in the history of mankind. He is responsible for saving tens of thousands of lives during the Holocaust. A shining light in a dark and depraved world, he proved that one person who has the courage to care can make a difference."
This street was named in honor of Raoul Wallenberg by Act of Congress on December 19, 1985. — Map (db m39926) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — The Line of Duty — United States Park Police|
| The building in front of you serves as headquarters for the United States Park Police. Created by President George Washington in 1791, the U.S. Park Police functions as a unit of the National Park Service with jurisdiction in all parks. U.S. Park Police officers provide law enforcement in the Washington, DC, New York City, and San Francisco metropolitan areas. Officers investigate and detain those suspected of committing offenses against the United States. The U.S. Park Police also carries out . . . — Map (db m65403) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Southwest — Titanic Memorial|
| . . . — Map (db m31449) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — District of Columbia World War Memorial|
|[Panel 1: northeast corner wayside.]
“This monument stands for men who fought not alone for their country, but to establish the principles of justice and peace. We pay tribute here to their valor. We honor them for their sacrifice.”
President Herbert C. Hoover, November 11, 1931.
Why does the Great War endure in human memory?
In 1914 a small European conflict quickly expanded into a global conflagration. The war introduced lethal new technologies, swept . . . — Map (db m76573) HM WM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — John Paul Jones Memorial — National Mall & Memorial Parks, Washington, D.C.|
|"Every officer in our navy should know by heart the deeds of John Paul Jones," President Theodore Roosevelt.
The American Revolution [Portrait of] John Paul Jones, 1747-1742
A bold captain--fearless even when facing the superior British Royal Navy--John Paul Jones ensured his place in American memory.
Jones, a recent Scottish immigrant, readily accepted an appointment in the new Continental Navy following the start of the American Revolution. He captained several ships . . . — Map (db m17764) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — John Paul Jones Memorial|
| [North Face inscriptions - above and beneath Captain Jones' statue:] John Paul Jones
First to compel foreign man-of-war to strike colors to the Stars and Stripes.
[South Face inscriptions - above and beneath a bas relief rendering of Captain Jones raising the United States colors for the first time aboard an American man-o-war:]
"Surrender? I have not yet begun to fight!" In life he honored the flag. In death the flag shall honor him. — Map (db m19534) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Korean War Veterans Memorial|
|[Inscription: Panel 1]:
Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met.
1950 * Korea * 1953
Freedom Is Not Free
Dead: U.S.A. 54,246; U.N. 628,883
Missing: U.S.A. 8,177; U.N. 470,267
Captured: U.S.A. 7,140; U.N. 92,970
Wounded: U.S.A. 103,284; U.N. 1,644,453
Korean War Veterans Memorial...
Achitects: Cooper-Lecky . . . — Map (db m8829) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Lincoln Memorial|
| [Dedication by Royal Cortissoz, above the statue by sculptor Daniel Chester French:]
"In this temple as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever."
[Inscription on deck above the grand staircase:]
"I Have A Dream"
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The March on Washington
for Jobs and Freedom
August 28, 1963
[Panel on terrace below the grand staircase:]
The Federal Union of the . . . — Map (db m28607) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Steven Thomas Stefani IV — Forest Service Range Conservationist — United States Department of Agriculture|
| United States Department of Agriculture
An American chestnut (Castanea dentate) tree
has been planted in honor of
Forest Service Range Conservationist,
Steven Thomas Stefani IV (1978-2007)
who died serving his country, helping the people of
Ghazni, Afghanistan to build better lives. — Map (db m47730) WM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Ulysses S. Grant Memorial|
| “Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace,” General Ulysses S. Grant.
Hiram Ulysses Grant, mistakenly listed as Ulysses Simpson Grant on United States Military Academy cadet rosters, ascended from Midwestern obscurity to become the Union’s military savior and, later, the 18th President of the United States. U.S. Grant’s requirement for “unconditional surrender” in . . . — Map (db m29459) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), The National Mall — Washington Monument|
| In commemoration of the
One Hundredth Anniversary
1884 – 1984
Walkways donated July 11, 1984
by the members and friends of the
National Society of Professional Engineers
in observance of the Society's
fiftieth anniversary. — Map (db m47332) HM|
|District of Columbia (Washington), Washington Navy Yard — Frank W. Crilley Building — Frank W. Crilley, Ensign, U.S. Navy, 1888-1947|
|Frank W. Crilley was born in Trenton, New Jersey on September 13, 1888. Following enlistment in the Navy in March, 1900 he became a gunner's mate and received additional training as a diver. In 1915 he made dives to over 300 feet during salvage operations on the sunken submarine F-4 (SS-23) off Honolulu, Hawaii. On April 17, 1915 he rescued fellow diver, William F. Loughman, Chief Gunner's Mate, USN, who had become entangled at a depth of 250 feet. After 2 hours and 11 minutes, Crilley was . . . — Map (db m10679) HM|
|Florida (Citrus County), Crystal River — Bicentennial Park War Memorial|
|WW I, WW II, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Desert Storm heroes. — Map (db m3528) WM|
|Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Antonio Maceo Grajales — Lugarteniente General, Ejercito Libertador de Cuba — Lieutenant General, Cuban Liberation Army|
|Born in Santiago de Cuba 14 June 1845. Rose from Private to Major General during the Ten-years War of Independence 1868-78. During the final War of Independence, he led the 1896 invasion of Cuba from Oriente across 750 miles of continual combat. Famed for brilliant guerrilla tactics, his many victories roused the Cuban people against the Spanish Colonial regime. He perished in combat on 7 December 1896 at Punta Brava, Province of Havana, Cuba. 1845-1896 Nacio en Santiago de Cuba el 14 de . . . — Map (db m32198) HM|
|Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — First Lt. Baldomero Lopez — Tampa Native — Awarded Congressional Medal Of Honor|
|During the Inchon invasion in Korea, September 15, 1950, Marine 1st Lieutenant Lopez's platoon was engaging the enemy. Exposing himself to hostile fire he attempted to hurl a grenade into the pillbox whose fire was pinning them down. Wounded, he fell and dropped the grenade. Dragging his body forward, critically wounded and unable to grasp the grenade, he sacrificed himself rather than endanger the lives of his men. With his wounded right arm, he cradled the grenade under him absorbing the full . . . — Map (db m31703) HM|
|Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Jose Marti — Apostle of Cuban Freedom — Apostol de Cuba|
|Born in Havana, Cuba, on January 28, 1853.
Patriot, writer, poet, lawyer, and orator.
A lover of liberty and justice, his ideas and personal example
were a universal inspiration for the world as well as for the
Cuban people. He perished on the field of battle in the struggle
for his country's freedom on May 19, 1895, in Dos Rios, province
of Oriente, Cuba.
Nacio en la Habana, Cuba el 28 de Enero de 1853.
Patriota, escritor, poeta, abogado y orador.
Amante de la libertad y . . . — Map (db m32132) HM|
|Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Lt. Col. Frank S. Adamo, M.D. — Bataan's Medical Hero|
|This distinguished native Tampan served with courage, honor and personal sacrifice as an army surgeon during WWII. He was captured and made a prisoner of war when the Japanese overran the Philippines. Afflicted with Beri-Beri and other diseases he performed heroically serving his comrades as doctor, friend and lifesaver.
Dr. Adamo discovered a revolutionary method in the treatment of gangrene using hydrogen peroxide and saved thousands of gangrenous limbs. A grateful nation decorated him . . . — Map (db m74788) HM|
|Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial I|
|(Raised section) A grateful county honors the memory of these brave individuals for their unquestioned valor and sacrifice in defense of freedom and liberty during combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom Dedicated 2003 Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners Marine Lance Cpl. Brian Rory Buesing Army Capt. James F. Adamouski Army Staff Sgt. Wilbert Davis Medal of Honor recipient Army Sgt. First Class Paul R. Smith Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew J. Aviles Army Cpl. John T. . . . — Map (db m32949) WM|
|Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial II|
|(Raised section) A grateful county honors the memory of these brave individuals for their unquestioned valor and sacrifice in defense of freedom and liberty during combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom Dedicated 2003 Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Ginther Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas Wilt Marine Lance Cpl. James Ronald Phillips Army Sgt. Antwan Walker Marine Lance Cpl. Kevin Waruinge Army Sgt. Michael Lehmiller Army Private . . . — Map (db m32975) WM|
|Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Orestes Ferrara|
|Cuban patriots used this corner for street meetings in 1895. Among the speakers was Orestes Ferrara young Italian revolutionary in his Garibaldi red shirt. Ferrara stirred the Cuban exiles to fighting frenzy against Spanish oppression.
The young Italian joined a Tampa expedition to Cuba and became a celebrated guerrilla under Gen. Maximo Gomez with the birth of the Cuban Republic. Ferrara
rose to high office as lawyer, author, President of the Cuban Senate, Secretary of State and Cuban Ambassador to the United States. — Map (db m8939) HM|
|Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — The Buffalo Soldiers in Tampa Heights — 1898|
| African-Americans have served valiantly in all of America's wars. Although black soldiers fought and died in previous conflicts, they were not permitted to enlist as army regulars until after the Civil War. Organized into separate infantry and cavalry units, the black regiments were assigned to protect settlers in the American West. Native Americans, in honor of the fighting spirit of the African-American troops, called them "Buffalo Soldiers."
In April 1898, the United States declared . . . — Map (db m32837) HM|
|Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — The Rough Riders Rode By Here — 1898|
|The intersection of Seventh Avenue and Twentysecond Street was a sandy cross-road connecting three army encampments in the Ybor City area during the Spanish-American War.
At this cross-road was located a water-trough where the Rough Riders watered their mounts.
Col. "Teddy" Roosevelt frequently rode by here on his horse "Texas," followed by this little dog, "Cuba." — Map (db m33805) HM|
|Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — War Memorial|
|(Front face, left side)
the memory of
those Americans who valiantly fought and
died in the service of their country
during the great World War
April 6, 1917 - November 11, 1918
It is hoped that the generations to follow will well
remember places such as Chateau-Thierry, Belleau Wood,
Saint Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, and Verdun, as being locations
where suffering and death existed because those participating
believed in and fought for an . . . — Map (db m30652) WM|
|Florida (Indian River County), Fellsmere — Fellsmere Veterans Memorial|
|To honor those who served our country, guarding our shores in times of war and peace. — Map (db m14305) HM|
|Florida (Miami-Dade County), Pinecrest — Special Agent Jerry Dove, Special Agent Benjamin Grogan|
|The Pinecrest Village Council dedicated this portion of Southwest 82 Avenue on 15th day of May, 2001, in memory of these two FBI agents who gave their lives in the line of duty during a gun battle at this site on April 11, 1986. — Map (db m74958) HM|
|Florida (Pinellas County), Dunedin — Purple Heart Memorial — Combat Wounded Veterans|
|Dedicated to the recipients of this nation’s oldest military decoration, “The Purple Heart”
Military Order of the Purple Heart 1782 • 1932
My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care.
If I could be seen by all mankind maybe peace will come in my time.
Erected by the Military Order of the Purple Heart
My stone is red for the blood they shed. The medal I bear is my Country's way to show they care. If I could . . . — Map (db m13956) HM|
|Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — 1074 W King Street — Freedom Trail|
|This was the home of Mrs. Georgie Mae Reed (1926-1995), who took part in one of the most famous events in the civil rights movement that changed America and inspired the world.
On March 31, 1964, Mrs. Reed was one of five St. Augustine women who accompanied Mrs. Mary Peabody, the 72 year old mother of the governor of Massachusetts, to the Ponce de Leon Motor Lodge on U.S. 1 North. The group sat down in the restaurant there and asked to be served. They were arrested instead.
That event . . . — Map (db m65420) HM|
|Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — 156 M.L. King Avenue|
|The house at 156 Central Avenue was built in the 1950's for Mrs. Janie Price, a nurse at Flagler Hospital. She had taken her nurse's training at Grady Hospital in Atlanta in the 1940s and while there had attended dances with students from Morehouse College--one of them a teenager named Martin Luther King, Jr.
When Dr. King came to St. Augustine during the campaign that led to the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, this was one of the houses where he stayed. Mrs. Price . . . — Map (db m7627) HM|
|Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — 56 Park Place — ACCORD Freedom Trail|
|This house, overlooking Maria Sanchez Lake, was built in the 1950's for a distinguished family of educators. James G. Reddick was a longtime principal of Excelsior School and his wife Maude was the supervisor of black schools in St. Augustine in the age of segregation.
Professor Reddick also edited the first black newspaper, The St. Augustine Post in the 1930's. In March 1964 four prominent women from Boston (three of them wives of Episcopal Bishops) came to St. Augustine to give their . . . — Map (db m21187) HM|
|Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — 64 Washington Street — ACCORD Freedom Trail|
|64 Washington Street was the Florida State Headquarters of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) during and after the civil rights demonstrations of 1964. SCLC was founded in 1957 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. after the successful Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955-56. The first executive director of SCLC was a former St. Augustinian, Dr. John Tilley (1898-1971). He had lived here while serving as president of Florida Normal (later Florida Memorial) College in the 1940s. In charge of . . . — Map (db m7607) HM|
|Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — 650 Julia Street — ACCORD Freedom Trail|
|This house was built in 2008 by Habitat for Humanity for one of the Ancient City's civil rights heroes, Audrey Nell Edwards. Along with JoeAnn Anderson Ulmer, Samuel White, and Willie Carl Singleton, she was one of the "St. Augustine Four." As young teenagers, they were arrested for seeking service at the segregated lunch counter of the local Woolworth store on July 18, 1963, and spent the next six months in jail and reform school when they refused to sign a statement for the County Judge that . . . — Map (db m40724) HM|
|Florida (Saint Johns County), St. Augustine — 8 Dr. R.B. Hayling Place — Freedom Trail|
|The house at 8 Scott Street was built in the 1950s as part of Rollins Subdivision, a new residential area where many prominent black St. Augustinians made their homes. In the early 1960s it was the residence of Dr. Robert B. Hayling and family. A dentist and Air Force veteran from Tallahassee, Dr. Hayling became the leader of the civil rights movement in St. Augustine. This house became a target for racist attacks. In one of them, the family dog was killed and Mrs. Hayling narrowly escaped . . . — Map (db m7628) HM|
|Florida (Seminole County), Sanford — Korean War — 1950-1953|
|At the end of World War II, Korea was divided into two parts, north and south, at the 38th parallel. Troops from the Soviet Union occupied the north and the United States forces occupied the south with the intention of eventually unifying the country but Cold War fears made this impossible. In 1948, following a general election, the Republic of Korea was established in the south. At the same time, the Communist Democratic People's Republic of Korea was established in the north. On June 25, 1950 . . . — Map (db m74149) HM|
|Florida (Taylor County), Perry — F-380 — Perry Army Air Base|
|The Perry Army Air Base of World War II stood in an 862 acre area south and west of this point.
The 441st and 312th Fighter Squadrons of the Third Army Air Force trained replacement pilots for combat units worldwide.
The 338th Fighter Group single engine aircraft included the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, and North American P-51 Mustang.
The first troops arrived on June 9, 1943, and last departed in early September, 1945. Approximately 120 pilots per month . . . — Map (db m17717) HM|
|Georgia (Bleckley County), Cochran — Sgt. John F. Conner, Sr.|
In Memory of Sgt. John F. Conner, Sr.
Who gave his life in line of duty.
“Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
St. John 15:13 — Map (db m57947) HM|
|Georgia (Bulloch County), Donegal — 016-1 — Union Meeting House — (Organized 1790)|
|Three miles east of this point, on the old River Road, is located Union Meeting House (Methodist), the oldest church in Bulloch county, and one of the oldest churches in Georgia remaining continuously active since its organization. Title was acquired from the State by grant to Joseph Jackson, Jarvis Jackson, Lemuel Williams, Griffin Merrill and Joshua Hodges, Trustees, dated September 1, 1794, recorded in Screven County, the land being then a part of that county. Plat made about that time by . . . — Map (db m10890) HM|
|Georgia (Catoosa County), Ringgold — "General"|
|This Tablet marks the spot at which the
Was Abandoned by Andrews Raiders
Afternoon of April 12th, 1862
Capt. Jas.J. Andrews , with twenty volunteers from Sill's Brigade, Mitchell's Corps, U.S.A. and a citizen of Kentucky, all dressed as civilians, captured the "General" at Big Shanty, April 12,1862, while the train crew and passengers were taking breakfast. The purpose of the capture was to destroy the bridges on the Western & Atlantic R.R. , and thereby cut . . . — Map (db m20232) HM|
|Georgia (Catoosa County), Ringgold — General Patrick R. Cleburne Memorial|
|Cleburne — Map (db m30189) HM|
|Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Battle of Savannah|
|En l'honneur des valliants Français
qui se sont sacrifiés en cet endroit
pour notre liberté le 9 Octobre, 1779
In honor of the valiant Frenchmen
who gave their lives on this battlefield
for our freedom on 9 October, 1779
Les Sociétés Honoraires de Français
Eastwood High School Belair High School
El Paso, Texas — Map (db m18455) HM|
|Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — Flame of Freedom / Relighting the Flame|
Flame of Freedom
1919 - 1969
Dedicated to the
Glory of God
A fitting reminder of this precious heritage,
a tribute to all who offered their lives to
preserve it. A gift to our Community by the
American Legion to celebrate its founding
and Fifty years of One Hundred per cent
Americanism for God and Country
Chatham Post 36 · Cherokee Post 154 · Savannah Post 135 · Geo. K. Gannam Post 184 · W.P. Jordon Post 500
(List of . . . — Map (db m7311) HM|
|Georgia (Chatham County), Savannah — 025-48 — Jasper Spring|
|On this spot, according to long and persistent tradition, occurred one of Sergeant William Jasper's most famous exploits during the American Revolution. Here, in 1779, at the spring then located along the road to Augusta. Sergeant Jasper and Sergeant John Newton ambushed a detachment of ten British soldiers and liberated several Patriot prisoners who were being taken to Savannah.
While no contemporary confirmation of Jasper's feat exists (it was first publicized by Parson Weems in 1809 in . . . — Map (db m9300) HM|
|Georgia (Chattahoochee County), Columbus — Gowdy Field — Dedicated 31 March 1925|
|Named in honor of Sgt Hank Gowdy
who put his major league career
on hold to join the infantry and
serve the nation in WWI
Rededicated 29 April 2005
Fort Benning Soldiers and family members
BG Benjamin Freakley Gary Hensley — Map (db m15003) HM|
|Georgia (Cobb County), Kennesaw — 033-42 — The Andrews Raid|
|About 6 A.M., April 12, 1862, a Federal spy & contraband merchant, James J. Andrews, of Ky., together with 18 soldiers & one civilian of Ohio, seized the locomotive "General", & three box cars while the train-crew & passengers were breakfasting at the Lacy Hotel.
Intending to sabotage the State R. R. between Atlanta & Chattanooga, the raiders steamed N. to destroy track & burn bridges. They were foiled in this attempt by the persistent pursuit of Capt. W. A. Fuller, Conductor of the train: . . . — Map (db m5172) HM|
|Georgia (Effingham County), Springfield — Effingham County Veterans Memorial|
In grateful memory of those from Effingham County who made the supreme sacrifice in the service of our country that freedom might live and grow and increase its blessings
[Along the base of the memorial are the seals for each military service, in the following order: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps
Spanish American War
World War I
World War II
[The back, lower left panel is inscribed]: . . . — Map (db m7695) HM|
|Georgia (Glynn County), Brunswick — Glynn County War Memorial|
The men of Glynn County
who served their country and
to those named who gave their
lives for the preservation
of liberty and freedom
1917 The World War 1918
Arnold, Carle E. W., Jr. •
Barrow, Columbus E. •
Coney, William DeVoe •
Harrison, Lewis D. •
Houston, Malcom G. •
Johnson, Onica •
Leavy, Joseph DuBignon •
McRea, Jaems A. •
Ratcliffe, Eugene •
Ross, Henry Thomas •
Scarlett, Julian I. •
Stephens, . . . — Map (db m13130) WM|
|Georgia (Houston County), Warner Robins — The Medal of Honor — United States Air Force|
| Base "Awarded for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity of the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty in action involving actual conflict with an opposing armed force" Top Tablet United States Air Force Medal of Honor Recipients World War I 2nd Lt. Erwin R. Bleckley • 2nd Lt. Harold E. Goettler • 2nd Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. • Capt. Edward V. Rickenbacker World War II Lt. Col. Addison E. Baker • Maj. Richard I. Bong • Maj. Horace S. Carswell, Jr. • Brig . . . — Map (db m44306) HM|
|Georgia (Macon County), Andersonville — Clara Barton|
|In Commemoration of the Untiring Devotion of Clara Barton ———— She organized and administered efficient measures for the relief of our soldiers in the field, and aided in the great work of preserving the names of more than twelve thousand of the brave men who died here. — Map (db m12126) HM|
|Georgia (McIntosh County), South Newport — 095-11 — The McIntosh Family Of McIntosh County|
|The service of this family to America, since the first of the Clan, with their leader, Captain John McIntosh Mohr, came from the Highlands of Scotland to Georgia, in 1736, forms a brilliant record.
The roll of distinguished members of this family includes: Gen. Lachlan McIntosh, Col. William McIntosh, Col. John McIntosh, Maj. Lachlan McIntosh - officers in the Revolution; Col. James L. McIntosh, killed in the Mexican War; Maria J. McIntosh, authoress; Capt. John McIntosh, Capt. Wm. . . . — Map (db m10503) HM|
|Georgia (Muscogee County), Columbus — 106-6 — Hero's Memorial|
|North of this marker in the Porterdale Cemetery is the grave of Bragg Smith over which the City of Columbus erected a marble memorial to commemorate an outstanding deed of heroism. The text reads:
“Erected by the City of Columbus to mark the resting place of Bragg Smith, who died on September 30, 1903, at the age of 32, in the heroic but fruitless effort to rescue the city engineer from a caving excavation on Eleventh Street.
‘Honor and fame from no condition rise. Act well . . . — Map (db m57367) HM|
|Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — Dennis Cahill|
| . . . — Map (db m34003) HM|
|Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — Samuel Hammond|
|Born in Richmond County, Virginia, Sept. 1757,
Died at Varello, near Augusta, Sept. 1842.
Patriot, Soldier, Statesman.
Captain of minutemen at Great Kanahwa, 1774.
Long Bridge, Norfolk, 1775.
Aid to General Hand at Pittsburgh, 1778.
Colonel of cavalry under Washington, 1779.
With General Greene in every important engagement through Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia. On the front line at Eutaw, Cowpens and Kings . . . — Map (db m9802) HM|
|Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — 121-28 — The Signer's Monument|
|Dedicated July 4, 1848, in honor of the signers of the Declaration of Independence for Georgia: George Walton, Lyman Hall and Button Gwinnett. The first two lie buried in crypts beneath this shaft. The burial place of Gwinnett, whose body was to have been reinterred here, has never been found.
George Walton, born in Virginia, settled in Georgia, and was a colonel in the Revolutionary Army, twice governor of Georgia, judge of Superior Court and chief justice of Georgia, six times elected to . . . — Map (db m9946) HM|
|Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — 121-12 — U.S. Marshall Robert Forsyth — ( 1754-1794 )|
|Robert Forsyth was the first law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty. Captain of Light Dragoons in Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee's cavalry during the Revolutionary War, Forsyth had been appointed the first marshal for the District of Georgia by President Washington in 1789. Forsyth also served as justice of the peace and as a trustee of Richmond Academy. On January 11, 1794, Forsyth was shot and killed by Beverly Allen while attempting to serve civil court papers. Allen was arrested . . . — Map (db m10164) HM|
|Georgia (Richmond County), Augusta — World War — 1917 1918|
To honor the men of Richmond County,
of every creed and color,
who served at their country's call
that aggression and lawless force
should not dominate the world.
What stands if freedom fall?
Kipling 1914 — Map (db m10211) WM|
|Georgia (Screven County), Farmdale — 124-10 — Washington Slept Here|
|"Monday, May 16th, 1791" wrote President George Washington in his diary as he recorded the date of his lodging in the Inn of Stephen Calfrey Pearce, 200 yards [note: direction stricken from marker] of this marker. Being forewarned, the Pearces had made lavish preparation for the entertainment of their distinguished guest and his party. Mrs. Pearce was famous for her cooking and Mr. Pearce for his story telling. The President enjoyed both immensely and praised gratefully the hospitality . . . — Map (db m16434) HM|
|Illinois (Champaign County), St. Joseph — Lincoln at Kelley's Tavern — Looking for Lincoln|
|Kelley’s Tavern was originally called Strong’s Inn after Cyrus Strong, who built a mud-mortar log cabin here in the 1830's. The inn at Strong’s Ford was a stop on the Bloomington or State Road from Danville west to Urbana. Kelley’s Inn was a stop for travelers on the westward migration - - and for local business. Joseph Kelley purchased the cabin from Strong in 1849, expanded it, and also provided a ferry across the Salt Fork. The four-room tavern standing at the spot was demolished in 1914. . . . — Map (db m23803) HM|
|Illinois (Champaign County), Tolono — Lincoln in Tolono — Looking for Lincoln|
|Abraham Lincoln traveled through Tolono by locomotive at least eighteen times. He whiled the time away for his train connections by playing horseshoes and visiting with the Tolono residents. While campaigning in Illinois, Lincoln would frequently play a game of chess with a telegrapher at the Marion house Hotel-Depot.
Tolono lies at the junction of the Great Western and Illinois Central Railroads. Tolono is privileged to have at this site an historical stone marker to honor Abraham . . . — Map (db m23816) HM|
|Illinois (Champaign County), Urbana — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District — Urbana, Illinois — County-Seat Marker|
traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District ···1847 - 1857 — Map (db m12194) HM|
|Illinois (Christian County), Mount Auburn — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District — Macon / Christian Counties — County Line Marker|
traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District
1847 - 1859 — Map (db m12200) HM|
|Illinois (Christian County), Taylorville — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District — Taylorville, Illinois — County-Seat Marker|
traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District ···1847 - 1857 — Map (db m12204) HM|
|Illinois (Coles County), Charleston — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District — Charleston, Illinois — County-Seat Marker|
traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District ···1847 - 1857 — Map (db m10938) HM|
|Illinois (Cook County), Chicago — Victory, World War I Black Soldiers’ Memorial|
St. Mihiel, Argonne Forest, Mont de Signes, Oise-Aisne Offensive.
In memory of the heroes of the old 8th Infantry, Illinois National Guard, redesignated during the World War as the 370th Infantry of the United States Army who died in France.
[Honor Roll of the Dead. Names of 137 members of the Eighth Infantry, Illinois National Guard, who lost their lives during World War I] — Map (db m4683) HM|
|Illinois (Dewitt County), Clinton — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District — Clinton, Illinois — County-Seat Marker|
traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District ···1847 - 1857 — Map (db m10959) HM|
|Illinois (Dewitt County), Clinton — DeWitt County War Memorial — DeWitt, Illinois|
Dedicated to the men and women of DeWitt County who served in the Cause of Freedom. — Map (db m10961) HM|
|Illinois (Dewitt County), Kenney — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District — Logan / DeWitt Counties — County Line Marker|
traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District
1847 - 1859 — Map (db m12193) HM|
|Illinois (Edgar County), Paris — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District — Paris, Illinois — County-Seat Marker|
traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District ···1847 - 1857 — Map (db m10937) HM|
|Illinois (Fayette County), Vandalia — American Legion Post 95 War Memorial|
This Plaque is in recognition
of all veterans
(known only to God and history)
of all former wars
that have laid
the path for this
great nation to enjoy
the fruits of freedom
the pursuit of happiness — Map (db m42537) HM|
|Illinois (Livingston County), Pontiac — Pontiac — The City of Pontiac is named for this Intrepid Warrior|
|Pontiac organizer of the conspiracy which bears his name, was born on the Maumee River in what is now Ohio, in 1720. As Chief, he led the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians at Braddocks defeat July 9, 1755. When France surrendered Canada to the English, Pontiac made peace with the new rulers, but later, enraged by his treatment from the British, he organized the Northwest Tribes into a united and simultaneous attack on the British posts, choosing for himself to take Detroit. In May 1763 all the . . . — Map (db m29751) HM|
|Illinois (Logan County), Atlanta — Abraham Lincoln - Eighth Judicial District — McLean / Logan Counties — County Line Marker|
traveled this way as he rode the Circuit of the Eighth Judicial District
1847 - 1859 — Map (db m12162) HM|