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Kernville in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Kernville Veterans Memorial

 
 
Kernville Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2009
1. Kernville Veterans Memorial
Inscription.
Dedicated to
American Prisoners of War and Missing in Action
The Loneliest Prayer
As I squat here in this lonely place
A man maybe even you forgot,
I wonder
Am I in living hell?
Am I alive or not?
I think its more than ten years now
since my last friend left this place.
I guess hes back home -
whatever that is -
among the human race.
Forgive me, Lord,
if I seem untrue
to the values of my parents taught,
to my thoughts of you,
of family and country -
those things I fought.
But, as Ive endured the endless days
that dragged on into years.
Ive battled with all my very being
To hold back bitter tears.
My children
by now theyre nearly grown.
my poor wife – shes had that too;
shes raised them all alone.
Ive wept to hold my darlings,
To watch my children grow,
to feel your presence, Lord,
my faith in you too show.
Bless me Father, and take this life,
please let it end today.
I wonder how they listed me -
P O W or M I A

By Hardy Abbott

Official Poem of the National Forget-Me-Not Association
 
Location. 35° 43.177′ N, 118° 26.271′ W. Marker
The Loneliest Prayer Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 27, 2009
2. The Loneliest Prayer Plaque
This plaque is located on the far left of the Monument.
[Small Plaque:]
Donated in Loving
Memory of
Betty L. Yoho
is in Kernville, California, in Kern County. Marker is on Wofford Heights Boulevard, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located at the entrance to the New Kernville Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Kernville CA 93238, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kernville (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bob Powers (approx. 2.5 miles away); Old Isabella (approx. 5 miles away); Campsite of Edward Kern (approx. 5 miles away); USS Arizona (approx. 8.1 miles away); Silver City Ghost Town (approx. 9 miles away); Onyx Store - 1880
 (approx. 11.5 miles away); Havilah (approx. 14.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kernville.
 
Additional keywords. Veterans Memorials - All Wars
 
Duty * Honor * Country image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2009
3. Duty * Honor * Country
This plaque is located on the far right.
”The willingness to sacrifice is the prelude to freedom.”
This memorial is dedicated with appreciation to the men and women whose loyalty and service during times of war and peace define the character of this great Nation.
Remembering Their Sacrifices

[Small plaque:]
In Memory of
Ronald Zimmerman
World War II
Anti-Air Craft Veteran
Left Center Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2009
4. Left Center Plaques
Department of the Navy Emblem
United States Coast Guard Emblem
Smaller Plaques:
In memory of Sammy J. Phelam, Navy WWII
In memory of Wm."Sarge" Inskeep
Center Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2009
5. Center Plaques
U.S. Army Emblem
9/11 Memorial Plaque
Smaller Plaques:
In memory of General Donald N. Moore Army WWII
In memory of Robert L. Yoho
Right Center Plaques image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2009
6. Right Center Plaques
Department of the Air Force Emblem
United States Marine Corps Emblem
Smaller plaques:
Washington Monument with quote:
"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by our nation." - George Washington
Donated by Loren R. Malone
In memory of Louis J. Kriebs, Marine WWII
In memory of Thomas J. Flynn
Kernville Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 28, 2009
7. Kernville Veterans Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 719 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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