World War II Memorial
Forever, we honor the men and women in military service in World War II - the largest war in human history with the greatest toll in lives, treasure, and suffering. Those we honor acted with greater strength than they thought they possessed. In dark hours, they saw beyond fear and suffering to the hope of a good life for themselves and for others. They did their duty with a quiet valor that we celebrate. Their commitment to their nation and to their countrymen preserved freedom for the generations to come and thus we resolve to honor their sacrifice by taking their hopes of individual freedom and mutual respect as our responsibility and our destiny.
Placed in the center of this World War II Memorial and under the Tags of Honor is sacred soil from cemeteries where members of the armed forces rest. This is hallowed ground and must remain so in recognition and honor of those many valiant men and women who have served to protect this country and ensure freedom.
The cemeteries are:
Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia
Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth
Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott
Kansas Veteran's Cemetery, Fort Dodge
Kansas Veteran's Cemetery, Wakeeney
Kansas Veteran's Cemetery, Winfield
Kansas Veteran's Cemetery, Fort Riley
World War II Memorial Veterans Committee
Donors to the World War II Memorial
A sincere thank you is extended to the many friends and supporters who contributed to this World War II Memorial. Without your generosity, this permanent recognition of Kansas State University veterans who served in World War II would not have been possible.
Tim D. Chapman (USA, 1956)
Tags of Honor, 2011
Daniel W. Hunt (USA, 1961)
By Land; By Sea; By Air, 2011
Erected by Kansas State University and Concerned Alumni, Citizens, and Organizations.
Location. 39° 11.276′ N, 96° 34.802′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, Kansas, in Riley County. Marker is on Vattier Street west of Oak Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Memorial is on the Kansas State University campus, north of McCain Auditorium. Marker is in this post office area: Manhattan KS 66506, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Millstones (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spanish American War Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Civil War Memorial (approx. half Harahey (approx. half a mile away); Dobřichovice, Czech Republic • Manhattan, Kansas (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ft. Leavenworth - Ft. Riley Military Road (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manhattan.
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II •
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