Girard in Crawford County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
“Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial”
[Honor Roll of Names on Black Granite]
April 15, 1995
This UH-1H "Huey" helicopter was donated by Department of the Army and Kansas Army National Guard to Girard Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7479 through the efforts of All American Post Commander Larry R. Salzman and members of All American V.F.W. Post 7479. We give sincere appreciation to Crawford County Commissioners Pat Barone, Anthony Pichler, Earl McColm, and the Citizens of Crawford County for the site of this memorial and to Mayor Jerry Staton, the City of Girard, and all those benefactors that made the Vietnam "Moving Wall" Memorial, April 13 - April 19, 1994, a continuous success with this dedication and future site of the Kansas Vietnam War Memorial.
Larry R. Salzman
Erected by VFW Post 7479, Citizens & Government of Crawford County, and Other Benefactors.
Location. 37° 30.584′ N, 94° 50.52′ W. Marker is in Girard, Kansas, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of Ozark Street and Prairie Street, on the left when traveling north on Ozark Street. Click for map. Memorial is at the southeast corner of the county courthouse grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Girard KS 66743, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Bennefeld VFW Post 7479 War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Appeal to Reason (within shouting distance of this marker); First State Bank of Girard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Girard, Kansas (about 400 feet away); Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Legion Post 26 Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away); Garden of Memories Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.4 miles away); Helm American Legion Post 182 Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Girard.
Regarding "Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial". The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Junction City, Kansas [near Fort Riley], was designated the "official" Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial by resolution of the Kansas Legislature in 1991.
Also see . . .
1. The Moving Wall. (Submitted on October 14, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. The Wall [searchable]. (Submitted on October 14, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Air & Space • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Vietnam •
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