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St. Augustine in Saint Johns County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

St. Augustine First World War Memorial

 
 
St. Augustine First World War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
1. St. Augustine First World War Memorial
Inscription. (Front):
The city
of
St. Augustine
Fiel-Y-Firme
Dedicated
to
victory
to
peace
and to
the youth of this
city who served
their country in
the World War
1917 - 1918

(On panels around the memorial):
Discovered
1513
by
Ponce de Leon

Founded
1565
by
Menendez

Ceded
1762
to
England

Restored
1784
to
Spain

Purchased
1821
by
United States

Renaissance
1885
by
Henry M. Flagler


(Plaque at Base):
Presented to the City of St. Augustine by Andrew Anderson, M.D.
 
Location.
Front Panel and Left Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
2. Front Panel and Left Side
Note Dr. Anderson's plaque at the base. The phrase “Fiel y Firme” translates as Faithful and Firm.
29° 53.574′ N, 81° 18.678′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is at the intersection of North Ocean Boulevard (State Highway 1A) and Cathedral Plaza, on the right when traveling south on North Ocean Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Slave Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Juan Ponce De Leon (within shouting distance of this marker); Public Market Place (within shouting distance of this marker); The St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Monument
Left and Back Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
3. Left and Back Side
(within shouting distance of this marker); Public Well (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Augustine Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Cast Iron Gun (within shouting distance of this marker); Florida (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Also see . . .  Historic City Memories: The Missing Flag. News article from January 2011 noting the
Back and Right Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
4. Back and Right Side
absence of the flag from the flagpole (apparently since resolved). The article provides additional background on the memorials donated by Dr. Anderson. (Submitted on September 4, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Right Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 1, 2011
5. Right Side
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 458 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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