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Folsom Veterans Memorial

 
 
Folsom Veterans Memorial Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 25, 2009
1. Folsom Veterans Memorial Marker
Inscription. 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 of our country’s flag and values.</br>
A young scout dog handler beckons to his dog across the court yard. His right hand gestures symbolically to the names of the fallen in recognition of the dangers and sacrifice of military duty.

The grieving female draws attention to the sorrow that war can bring.

The large bronze books provide a visual connection to the George Murry Library Building. The book titles pay respect to those that serve and to those that have fallen.

”All gave some and some gave all.”
 
Erected 2007 by The City of Folsom, Memorial Day May 28, 2007.
 
Location. 38° 40.848′ N, 121° 9.965′ W. Marker is in Folsom, California, in Sacramento
Folsom Veterans Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 25, 2009
2. Folsom Veterans Memorial
The granite rock, eagle, grieving female and list of fallen veterans are located on the left, the books are in the center and the marker and scout dog handler are on the right of photo.
County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Natoma Street and Stafford Street. Click for map. Marker and Memorial are located in the Folsom City-Lions Park. Marker is in this post office area: Folsom CA 95630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Folsom Institute (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Folsom Hydroelectric Plant (approx. 0.6 miles away); Folsom City (approx. 0.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Ashland Station (approx. 0.7 miles away); J. Clifton Toney (approx. 0.7 miles away); Folsom Pony Express Terminus (approx. ¾ mile away); Folsom History Museum (approx. ¾ mile away); Wells Fargo and Company (approx. ¾ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Folsom.
 
Additional comments.
1. Folsom Veterans Memorial
Photo 6.
The names Duchow and Wales appear on street signs not far from this location. The City of Folsom has honored them and some other veterans by blue street signs with a star in front.
    — Submitted February 16, 2012, by S B of Sacramento, California.

 
Additional keywords. War Memorials
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryNotable Events
 
Folsom Veterans Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 25, 2009
3. Folsom Veterans Memorial
Philip Sciortino, Artist
&
Acanthus Studios, Inc.
Dedicated by the City of Folsom
Memorial Day
May 28, 2007
Folsom Veterans Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 25, 2009
4. Folsom Veterans Memorial
The front view of the Granite Rock with the grieving female, the plaques listing names of the fallen veterans, and the eagle.
The Grieving Female Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 25, 2009
5. The Grieving Female
Fallen Veterans Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 25, 2009
6. Fallen Veterans
[Left]
In Memory of the First Folsom Born Veteran Killed in a Foreign War
WILLIAM H. NICHOLS JR.
Boxer Revolution
June 18, 1900

[Center]
In remembrance of all who served...especially of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

WORLD WAR I
Lewis J. Blodgett

WORLD WAR II
Leslie Dean
Arthur Duchow
Gerald Henderson
Donald Henderson
Clarence McKiernan
Charles McKiernan
Charles Needles
Frank Price
Bill Rumsey
Stephen Wales

VIETNAM
Marshall Farley
Bob Smoot

[Right]
OPERATION IRAQI FREEDON - MARCH 19, 2003
Michael S. Barnhill
Robert Thrasher
Side View of Granite Rock and Eagle Carrying Flag Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 25, 2009
7. Side View of Granite Rock and Eagle Carrying Flag
Back View of Granite Rock Showing American Flag Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 25, 2009
8. Back View of Granite Rock Showing American Flag
Scout Dog Handler Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 25, 2009
9. Scout Dog Handler
Front View of Books Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 25, 2009
10. Front View of Books
Never To Be Forgotten
Back View of Books Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 25, 2009
11. Back View of Books
Flag Court Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 25, 2009
12. Flag Court
Each flagpole honors a Branch of Service by displaying their flag and a plaque with the service emblem.
POW-MIA "You Are Not Forgotten" Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 25, 2009
13. POW-MIA "You Are Not Forgotten"
Department of the Army - United States of America - 1775 Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 25, 2009
14. Department of the Army - United States of America - 1775
Department of the Navy - United States Marine Corp Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 25, 2009
15. Department of the Navy - United States Marine Corp
Department of the Navy - United States of America Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 25, 2009
16. Department of the Navy - United States of America
Department of the Air Force - United States of America Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 25, 2009
17. Department of the Air Force - United States of America
United States Coast Guard - 1790 Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 25, 2009
18. United States Coast Guard - 1790
 
 
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