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In Honor of the Men and Women of Fairmount Heights who Served in World War II

 
 
In Honor of the Men and Women of Fairmount Heights who Served Our Country in World War II image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
1. In Honor of the Men and Women of Fairmount Heights who Served Our Country in World War II
The plaques have been replaced, perhaps during the 2012 restoration of the monument. They are identical on all four sides of the monument.
Inscription. [Marker page title is text]
 
Erected 1946 by Monument Memorial Committee.
 
Location. 38° 53.961′ N, 76° 54.944′ W. Marker is in Fairmount Heights, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is at the intersection of 59th Avenue and 59th Place on 59th Avenue. Touch for map. The monument site is a triangular park located a block north of Eastern Avenue, NE, the boundary between the District of Columbia and Prince George's County, MD. Marker is in this post office area: Capitol Heights MD 20743, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 72-09-29 World War II Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Trammell-Taylor House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 72-09-39 Robert S. Nichols House (about 600 feet away); 72-09-33 Henry Pinckney House (about 600 feet away); First Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); 72-09-38 Charity Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); 72-09-29 Fairmount Heights Elementary School (approx. 0.2 miles away); 72-09-17 Samuel Hargrove House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairmount Heights.
 
More about this marker. The Maryland Historical Trust Historic Sites Survey includes
Town of Fairmount Heights Veterans Monument image. Click for full size.
Susan G. Pearl - Maryland Historical Trust Historic Sites Survey, February 1991
2. Town of Fairmount Heights Veterans Monument
the following it its description of this historical marker:

This is a tall slim monument, constructed of blocks of gray granite and orange sandstone, in random arrangement. The principal section of the monument is a slim pyrmaid, rising from a square base of the same random stone construction. The base rests on a single wide course of granite; a similar course of granite forms a line of demarcation between the base and the pyramid, and two more courses form horizontal lines of decoration in the pyramid itself. The monument is surmounted by a single block of granite in the form of a pyramid itself.

On each face of the square base is a projecting rectangular panel, and to each panel is attached an inscribed copper plate (the east plate is missing). On the south (principal) plate is inscribed

"In honor of the men and women of Fairmount Heights who served in World War II"

"Erected in November 1946 by the Monument Memorial Committee".

Officials of the town are listed in this principal text; these names include Mr. and Mrs. Malkiah Charity, James Campbell, Mayor, and Doswell Brooks, member of the town council.
 
Regarding In Honor of the Men and Women of Fairmount Heights who Served in World War II. Fairmount Heights was developed as an African American community in the first third of the 20th century.
Town of Fairmount Heights, Veterans Monument Park image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 30, 2008
3. Town of Fairmount Heights, Veterans Monument Park
This marker occupies a prominent place in the community.
 
Also see . . .  Fairmount Heights. (Submitted on June 10, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, World II
 
World War II Monument image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
4. World War II Monument
View from the veterans monument toward Eastern Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 30, 2008
5. View from the veterans monument toward Eastern Avenue
World War II Monument image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, July 4, 2018
6. World War II Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 10, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,234 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on July 5, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on July 5, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on July 5, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on June 10, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   6. submitted on July 5, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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