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

Memorial Park

 
 
Memorial Park Gate image. Click for full size.
By M. Blakelylaw, June 3, 2012
1. Memorial Park Gate
Inscription.
Sponsored by American War Dads
Duncan Chapter No. 7
1946

Dedicated to the memory of those who served

 
Erected 1946 by Duncan Chapter 7 American War Dads.
 
Location. 34° 30.581′ N, 97° 58.043′ W. Marker is in Duncan, Oklahoma, in Stephens County. Marker is on U.S. 81 0.1 miles south of West Pine Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Memorial Park is about 7-8 blocks long and runs along the west side of US 81 in the middle of Duncan. 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. Erle P. Halliburton (a few steps from this marker); Indian Base Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Persian Gulf, Afghanistan & Iraq War Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Duty, Honor and Country (about 600 feet away); Lest We Forget (about 600 feet away); Vietnam War (about 700 feet away); POW-MIA (about 800 feet away); Halliburton (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Duncan.
 
More about this marker. The monument is in the shape of a large gate which Team Blakelylaw suspects was the first monument in the
Memorial Park Gate image. Click for full size.
By M. Blakelylaw, June 3, 2012
2. Memorial Park Gate
This is a close-up of the dedication stone on the left as you face the monument. Notice the mis-spelling.
park. As with another monument in the park, this one unfortunately contains a major spelling error. The monument says it is "sponsered," not "sponsored."
 
Regarding Memorial Park. Team Blakelylaw had never heard of American War Dads prior to coming across this monument. Surprisingly, the organization still exists in local chapters scattered across the country, although it does not seem to have a national organization (at least not one with a web presence). the organization was apparently founded during World War II by fathers with sons in the service as a military support organization.
 
Additional keywords. Veterans Memorial, Veterans, Oklahoma
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Memorial Park Gate image. Click for full size.
By M. Blakelylaw, June 3, 2012
3. Memorial Park Gate
This is a close-up of the dedication stone on the right as you look at the gate.
Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By M. Blakelylaw, June 3, 2012
4. Memorial Park
The memorial gate can be seen here behind the water fountain (not working at the moment) and the Halliburton statue. Part of the high school football stadium can be seen behind the gate.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by M. Blakelylaw of Southeast, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 278 times since then and 14 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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