“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

World War I

Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial

World War I Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
1. World War I Marker
Inscription. Known by many as “the War to end all Wars,” 
World War I broke out in Europe in the summer
 of 1914 between the allied powers (United Kingdom, France, Russia, Italy) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, The Ottoman Empire). As the first global conflict of the industrial age, World War I introduced new weapons such as the airplane, tank, poison gas, submarine, and machine gun that took the lives of millions of soldiers and civilians.

The United States entered the war in April 1917 on the side of the allies to, in the words of President Woodrow Wilson, make the world safe for Democracy. American servicemen helped turn the tide of the war against Germany at the cost of 320,518 killed or wounded.

Western and Eastern Fronts
28 June 1914 - 14 November 1918

United States at war

6 April - 11 November 1918

Courage * Sacrifice * Duty

Ackley, Raymond Allison, Ora Arnold, Jim Berry, Joe C. Bevell, Robert Branum, Albert L. Brewer, William C. Broughthonm, Dan Brumley, James S. Burks, James Burton, Joe Cochran, Cecil Colwell, Alvin Criner, Cabe Cunk, Percy Davis, Hugh O. Davis, Wattie Willie, Davis, Dutton, Bryan M. Edwards, Oscar Evans, Isadora, Fears, Sam David, Fisk, James
World War I Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
2. World War I Marker
H. Fisk, Numan Fitzgerald, Matt B. Fulks, Dennis Gentry, Herman D. Gilbreath, Henry J. Gold, Clarence F. Hill, Dock Hope, Ben Lane, James A. Logan, James Logan, Jonus Manning, James Mapes, Ben Martin, Grey T. Martin, Lee C. Mason, James T. Mayes, Turner Miller, James Moon, Ellis J. Moore, Charles Moore, Herman Naugher, Robert L. Patterson, Johnnie H. Payne, Milas A. Penland, David A. Prentice, Ralph Preston, Horace Roberts, Opal H. Rozell, Leo Rutledge, George E. Satterfield, Kirk Smith, Joe Stewart, James F. Stiles, John H Thomas, James B. Thompson, J.L. Treece, John H. Wade, David Wagner, Robert Wells, William
Erected 2011 by The Veterans Memorial Foundation.
Location. 34° 44.063′ N, 86° 35.31′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Monroe Street Northwest and Washington Street Northwest, on the left when traveling east on Monroe Street Northwest. Click for map. Located in Veterans Memorial Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Monroe Street Northwest, Huntsville AL 35801, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II (here, next to this marker); Korean War
Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2013
3. Veterans Memorial
The Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial was officially dedicated on Veterans Day, November 11, 2011. The Veterans Memorial Foundation, a volunteer organization, was chartered to oversee the design and construction of the memorial by the City of Huntsville, the County of Madison and endorsed by the citizens of Madison in 2002. The memorial was funded entirely by the citizens,of Madison County and the Tennessee Valley and is maintained by the City of Huntsville. The 8 polished black granite markers are engraved with the names of over 365 Madison County servicemen who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The granite for these markers is from the same quarry that supplied the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C. Engraved in limestone above the black granite markers is the timeline of all Wars from 1775 showing the nearly three million men and women who have died or been wounded in defense of our country. The Memorial honors and pays tribute to all veterans for their "Courage, "Sacrifice", and call to "Duty".
(a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial Time Capsule (a few steps from this marker); Persian Gulf War (within shouting distance of this marker); Global War on Terrorism (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Fountains (within shouting distance of this marker); Commitment/Oath, Creed, And Code of Conduct (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Huntsville.
More about this marker. This marker is the first of a series of markers located in the half moon circle behind the fountain.
Also see . . .
1. Alabama Battle Monuments Commission. World War I Listing (Submitted on January 20, 2014, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial. (Submitted on January 21, 2014.)
Categories. War, World I
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 105 times this year. Last updated on , by J. Makali Bruton of San Salvador, El Salvador. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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