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Council Bluffs Veterans Plaza

 
 
Council Bluffs Veterans Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
1. Council Bluffs Veterans Plaza Marker
Inscription. The Glory of their Spirit. When destiny demanded and country called, They in answer left our rolling hills and great river valley, and learned the arts of war. Then, on and beneath restless waves of the deep, in endless skies and across vast oceans to island shores, on broad plains and barren hillsides, in dark forests, on snow-covered mountains and in the rubble of smashed villages and cities they faced and fought, with valor and dedication, those who challenged our ideals and freedom and, in the very vortex of combat, were then greeted and embraced by Death. The soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen were not born to die in the youth of their lives- yet they did. They were not born to die deaths of violence- yet they did. By cruel and brutal circumstances of war , they gave their lives that we might live our lives and years in liberty and peace. Never should we forget their ultimate sacrifice. We now in their memory carve their names in stone, and enshrine them in our hearts. We now cast in eternal bronze, figures who in sorrow and in the long, long thoughts of youth reflect on the last measure of devotion given by those we now honor, and we join their mute and motionless yet eloquent presence in their silent meditation. Thinking not only of the passing of the departed patriots. But remembering the glory of their spirit. Richard W. Peterson
Council Bluffs Veterans Plaza Marker #2 image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
2. Council Bluffs Veterans Plaza Marker #2

 
Location. 41° 15.546′ N, 95° 51.057′ W. Marker is in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in Pottawattamie County. Marker is on Pearl Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. at Bayliss Park. Marker is in this post office area: Council Bluffs IA 51501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish War Veterans (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mormon Trail (about 300 feet away); Civil War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Council Bluffs Free Public Library (about 400 feet away); Grenville M. Dodge (about 400 feet away); Squirrel Cage Jail (about 600 feet away); The National Humane Alliance Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Historic General Dodge House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Council Bluffs.
 
Categories. Military
 
Civil War Veterans image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
3. Civil War Veterans
Spanish-American War Veterans image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
4. Spanish-American War Veterans
World War I Veterans #1 image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
5. World War I Veterans #1
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By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
6. World War I Veterans #2
World War II Veterans #1 image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
7. World War II Veterans #1
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8. World War II Veterans #2
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By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
9. World War II Veterans #3
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By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
10. World War II Veterans #4
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By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
11. World War II Veterans #5
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By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
12. World War II Veterans #6
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By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
13. World War II Veterans #7
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By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
14. World War II Veterans #8
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By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
15. World War II Veterans #9
World War II Veterans #10 image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
16. World War II Veterans #10
World War II Veterans #11 image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
17. World War II Veterans #11
Korean War Veterans image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
18. Korean War Veterans
Vietnam Veterans #1 image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
19. Vietnam Veterans #1
Vietnam Veterans #2 image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
20. Vietnam Veterans #2
Gulf War Veterans image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
21. Gulf War Veterans
Vietnam Statuary #1 image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
22. Vietnam Statuary #1
Vietnam Statuary #2 image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
23. Vietnam Statuary #2
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By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
24. Vietnam Statuary #3
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By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
25. Vietnam Statuary #4
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By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
26. Vietnam Statuary #5
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By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
27. Vietnam Statuary #6
Council Bluffs Veterans Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
28. Council Bluffs Veterans Plaza
Council Bluffs Veterans Plaza poem image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, June 28, 2011
29. Council Bluffs Veterans Plaza poem
 
 
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