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Knightstown in Henry County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Veterans Garden of Memories

 
 
Center Panel - - Veterans Garden of Memories Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, June 20, 2010
1. Center Panel - - Veterans Garden of Memories Marker
(Click any of these photos to see the details.)
Inscription. ( Center Panel ):
We Dedicate this memorial to all veterans of United States Military Service.

The many who have served in the past, those serving today and those who will serve tomorrow.

They assist in preserving the Peace and Protecting us in time of conflict.

We owe them for our Freedom. A debt we can never repay.

(Henry County Area Veterans Memorial Committee)

( Left Large Panel ):
Above us now Old Glory waves
Reminding us of the living and those in graves

This hallowed place was built to remind us all
Of the debt we owe to those who stand tall

For every mother who shed a tear
Thinking of her Veteran dear

For every father whose chest filled with pride
As he watched them march away in stride

For the spouse and kids who were denied
Their loved ones closeness at their side

For those who served the peace so well
And others who fought their way through hell

Some served the past and came back to tell
How many of their friends had died and fell

Many serve now on foreign sand
Others stay back and protect our land

Certainly tomorrow some brigand band
Will challenge Lady Liberty to take a stand

They are our heroes one
Left Large Panel - - Veterans Garden of Memories Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, June 20, 2010
2. Left Large Panel - - Veterans Garden of Memories Marker
and all
Veterans who answer our Nationís call

May God grant them a peaceful rest
Those who are Americaís best


( Left Small Panel ):
Taps

Day is done, gone the sun
From the hills, from the lake,
From the skies.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.

Go to sleep, peaceful sleep,
May the soldier or sailor,
God keep.
On the land or the deep,
safe in sleep.

( Right Large Panel ):
“God and soldier we adore
In times of danger not before
Danger past and all things righted
God is forgotten the soldier slighted”
Rudyard Kipling

“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 the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.”
George Washington

“I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”
Nathan Hale

( Right Small Panel ):
The Pledge of Allegiance

I pledge allegiance to the flag of
the United States of America.

And to the republic for which it stands.

One nation under God, indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

 
Location.
Left Small Panel - - Veterans Garden of Memories Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, June 20, 2010
3. Left Small Panel - - Veterans Garden of Memories Marker
39° 47.776′ N, 85° 31.47′ W. Marker is in Knightstown, Indiana, in Henry County. Marker is on Washington Street north of Historic National Road (a.k.a.: US 40), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located on right from U.S. 40 (Historic National Road) opposite Town Square (past 'un-named' service street). Marker is in this post office area: Knightstown IN 46148, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pvt. William Zion USMC (a few steps from this marker); Revolutionary Soldiers of Henry County (approx. 0.2 miles away); The National Road — West (approx. 0.9 miles away); Underground Station (approx. 6.5 miles away); Civil War Memorial - Henry County Indiana (approx. 12.4 miles away); Dedicated to the Henry County Veterans (approx. 12.4 miles away); Persian Gulf War Memorial (approx. 12.4 miles away); USS Hyman DD732 (approx. 12.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Knightstown.
 
Also see . . .  Official Web Site - - Knightstown American Legion Post 152 ::. This like has a slide show - photo construction history of the "Garden of Memories Veterans Memorial" - - plus other links. (Submitted on June 24, 2010, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
Categories. Military
 
Right Large Panel - - Veterans Garden of Memories Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, June 20, 2010
4. Right Large Panel - - Veterans Garden of Memories Marker
Right Small Panel - - Veterans Garden of Memories Marker image. Click for full size.
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5. Right Small Panel - - Veterans Garden of Memories Marker
Full View - - Veterans Garden of Memories Marker image. Click for full size.
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6. Full View - - Veterans Garden of Memories Marker
Entrance View - - Veterans Garden of Memories Marker image. Click for full size.
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7. Entrance View - - Veterans Garden of Memories Marker
Eternal Flame image. Click for full size.
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8. Eternal Flame
Obverse View - - Eternal Flame image. Click for full size.
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9. Obverse View - - Eternal Flame
Long View West - - Eternal Flame image. Click for full size.
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10. Long View West - - Eternal Flame
Other Full View - - Veterans Garden of Memories Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Trevor Searcy, June 20, 2010
11. Other Full View - - Veterans Garden of Memories Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,219 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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