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Appomattox County Eternal Flame

War Memorial

 
 
Appomattox County Eternal Flame image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
1. Appomattox County Eternal Flame
East side of memorial.
Inscription. (East Side):
World War I
James R. Beasley
Jerry S. Beasley
James T. Cyrus
Edward B. Gunter
Robert F. Irving
Sam J. Harvey
Herman L. Lee
Thomas A. Owen
Phillip B. Swan
Campbell W. Teeter
Melvin M. Watkins
Melvin Watson
John L. Deaner

(North Side):
World War II
George D. Akers • James D. Lee
Dewey C. Almond • David R. Mayberry
Harris N. Almond • Raymond Moore
Jesse J. Almond • Ernest Morgan
William Anderson • William R. Morris
James H. Bethel • Charlie Nelson
John A. Bingham Jr. • Noel O. Price
Paul C. Brown • James W. Roberts Jr.
Robert L. Childress • Winford J. Rush
William Conner • James T. St. John
Lacy L. Dickerson Jr. • Thomas A. Trent
Thomas A. Doss • Alton D. Turner
William G. Harris • Cloice M. Turner
Edward J. Irving

(West Side):
Korean War
Herman C. Doss
Alfred E.
North Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
2. North Side
Ferguson
Edward J. Giles

(South Side):
Vietnam War
Fred Henry Patterson
Calvin Coolidge Tolley Jr.
Curtis Whitted
Roger W. Grubbs

(Stone at Base of Memorial West Side):
Charles Thomas Moses Jr.
Born 8-13-22 - Died 1-9-02
Soldier Patriot Statesman
Friend to all
in recognition of his
lifetime service to his community
founder of the eternal flame

 
Erected 1971 by Citizens of Appomattox County, American Legion Post 104.
 
Location. 37° 21.343′ N, 78° 49.781′ W. Marker is in Appomattox, Virginia, in Appomattox County. Marker is at the intersection of North Court Street (Virginia Route 131) and Morton Lane, on the right when traveling north on North Court Street. Click for map. Located on Court House Square in the center of town. Marker is in this post office area: Appomattox VA 24522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
West Side and Stone at Base image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
3. West Side and Stone at Base
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Appomattox County Units (a few steps from this marker); Appomattox Court House (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Appomattox Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Appomattox Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Appomattox Station — 1865 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Winonah Camp / Mozella Price Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carver-Price School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Custer's Third Brigade (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Appomattox.
 
Additional comments.
1. Small stone at base of east side text.
This memorial has been erected in loving memory and to the honor and glory of the servicemen of Appomattox County, who gave their lives in the wars indicated, so that you who read this may enjoy the freedoms of this democracy. May their sacrifice not have been in vain.
South Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
4. South Side
Erected by the citizens of Appomattox County under the sponsorship of American Legion Post 104. May 30, 1971.
    — Submitted January 20, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querιtaro, Mexico.

 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 868 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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