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Duncan in Stephens County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Persian Gulf, Afghanistan & Iraq War Memorial

 
 
Veterans' Memorial, Duncan, Oklahoma image. Click for full size.
By M. Blakelylaw, June 3, 2012
1. Veterans' Memorial, Duncan, Oklahoma
This monument is dedicated to veterans of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, & Iraq.
Inscription.
We honor the men and women of
the United States Armed Forces for
their efforts to let freedom reign in
the Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan,
and Iraq. "You can only protect
your liberties in this world by
protecting the other man's freedom.
You can only be free if I am free."
Clarena Darrow

Eagle Project Dalton Matthews 2008

 
Erected 2010 by Boy Scouts of America.
 
Location. 34° 30.672′ N, 97° 58.041′ W. Marker is in Duncan, Oklahoma, in Stephens County. Marker is on U.S. 81 north of West Pine Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The monument is in the Veterans' section of Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Duncan OK 73533, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Duty, Honor and Country (here, next to this marker); Lest We Forget (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War (within shouting distance of this marker); POW-MIA (within shouting distance of this marker); Erle P. Halliburton (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Veterans' Memorial, Duncan, Oklahoma image. Click for full size.
By M. Blakelylaw, June 3, 2012
2. Veterans' Memorial, Duncan, Oklahoma
Memorial Park (about 600 feet away); Indian Base Line (about 700 feet away); Halliburton (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Duncan.
 
More about this marker. Although the marker lists a date of 2008, the dedication took place in 2010. The quote on the monument is attributed to one "Clarena Darrow." The quote should actually have been attributed to the famous attorney, Clarence Darrow.
 
Also see . . .  "Finishing the Job". This was the article published in the "Duncan Banner" on March 20, 2010, regarding the monument's dedication. (Submitted on July 21, 2012, by M. Blakelylaw of Southeast, Oklahoma.) 
 
Categories. War, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWar, 2nd IraqWar, Afghanistan
 
Close-up image. Click for full size.
By M. Blakelylaw, June 3, 2012
3. Close-up
This photo clearly shows the name typo.
Veterans' Section, Memorial Park, Duncan, Oklahoma image. Click for full size.
By M. Blakelylaw, June 3, 2012
4. Veterans' Section, Memorial Park, Duncan, Oklahoma
The Eagle Project marker is the one right below the flagpole as you look at the photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by M. Blakelylaw of Southeast, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 601 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by M. Blakelylaw of Southeast, Oklahoma. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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