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Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lest We Forget

 
 
Lest We Forget Monument image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, June 21, 2017
1. Lest We Forget Monument
Inscription. Dedicated to the honor and glory of all veterans of all wars who have nobly served their country and who by offering their last full measure of devotion, have purchased freedom for our beloved nation.
 
Erected 1965 by American Legion Post No. 37.
 
Location. 36° 49.667′ N, 76° 22.124′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Cpl J M Williams Avenue north of Clifford Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The monument stands in the section of Olive Branch Cemetery on Clifford Street that is east of Cpl. J. M. Williams Avenue (also known as City Park Avenue). Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Living Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Lafayette Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Craney Island (approx. 1.1 miles away); Dale Point (approx. 2.3 miles away); Benedict Arnold at Portsmouth (approx. 2.6 miles away); City of Portsmouth (approx. 2.9 miles away); Cedar Grove Cemetery (approx. 3.4 miles away); John Luke Porter (approx. 3Ĺ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Also see . . .
A rear view of the monument. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, June 21, 2017
2. A rear view of the monument.
The shaft has the same inscription on its rear and front.

1. American Legion Post 37 website. (Submitted on August 29, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.)
2. Lest We Forget (wikipedia.org). (Submitted on August 29, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.)
 
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A detail view of the front base inscription. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, June 21, 2017
3. A detail view of the front base inscription.
This inscription is also on the baseís rear.
A detail view of the right side base inscription. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, June 21, 2017
4. A detail view of the right side base inscription.
Both right and left sides have the same message that reads: Erected by American Legion Post 37. Portsmouth, Virginia. 1965
Lest We Forget Monument viewed from afar. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, June 21, 2017
5. Lest We Forget Monument viewed from afar.
The viewer is facing the monumentís right side, looking in the direction of Clifford Street (far background).
A view of the monumentís left side. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, June 21, 2017
6. A view of the monumentís left side.
City Park of Portsmouth lies beyond the trees in the far background.
Olive Branch Cemetery Entrance Sign. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, June 9, 2917
7. Olive Branch Cemetery Entrance Sign.
The entrance sign is inside the cemeteryís fence, facing eastbound traffic on Clifford Street. Simondale Elementary School is pictured in the right background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 19, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.   7. submitted on August 29, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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