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Argonne Cross

 
 
Argonne Cross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Argonne Cross Marker
Inscription. (East Base)
In Memory Of Our Men In France
1917 1918


(West base)
Erected Through The Efforts Of The
Argonne Unit American Women's Legion

 
Location. 38° 52.295′ N, 77° 4.535′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on Grant Drive near McKinley Drive. Click for map. Located in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 18. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American-Armenian Volunteer Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Lancaster Monument (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 423rd Armored Field Artillery Battalion (approx. mile away); Battle of the Bulge Monument (approx. mile away); Spanish-American War Nurses Memorial (approx. mile away); Army, Navy, and Air Force Nurses (approx. mile away); African American Veterans of the Korean War (approx. mile away); "The Borinqueneers" (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Regarding Argonne Cross. During the period from April 1920 through July 1921, the remains of many servicemen buried in Europe during World War I were
Argonne Cross Marker, east base image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 16, 2011
2. Argonne Cross Marker, east base
In Memory Of Our Men In France 1917 1918
disinterred. These remains were either reinterred in selected cemeteries in Europe or returned to the United States. Of these, the remains of about 2100 were reinterred in Arlington National Cemetery, specifically, in Section 18. Through the efforts of the Argonne Unit American Womens Legion, the Argonne Cross was erected to their memory and in their honor. It is situated in the southwest corner of Section 18 and faces east. A grove of 19 pine trees are on 3 sides of the Cross (North, West and South). These trees are symbolic of the Argonne Forest where many of the men fought. At the juncture of the arm and stem of the cross is carved, in low relief, an eagle and wreath.
 
Also see . . .  The Meuse-Argonne Offensive- Wikipedia entry. ...also called the Battle of the Argonne Forest, was a part of the final Allied offensive of World War I that stretched along the entire western front. (Submitted on July 27, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Argonne Cross Marker, west base image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 16, 2011
3. Argonne Cross Marker, west base
Erected Through The Efforts Of The Argonne Unit American Women's Legion
Argonne Cross amid some of 2100 reinterred in Section 18 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 16, 2011
4. Argonne Cross amid some of 2100 reinterred in Section 18
Argonne Cross looking northward with several of the grove of 19 pine trees, as mentioned image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 16, 2011
5. Argonne Cross looking northward with several of the grove of 19 pine trees, as mentioned
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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