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Grants Pass in Josephine County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Riverside Park War Memorial

 
 
Riverside Park War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, November 29, 2014
1. Riverside Park War Memorial Marker
Inscription.  
To The American Veterans
of The Korean, Vietnam,
and Persian Gulf Wars.

All Who Shall Hereafter Live In Freedom Will Be Reminded
That To These Men, Women And Their Comrades We Owe
A Debt To Be Paid With Grateful Remembrance Of Their
Sacrifice And The High Resolve That The Cause For
Which They Served, Shall Live Eternally.

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWar, KoreanWar, Vietnam.
 
Location. 42° 25.714′ N, 123° 19.59′ W. Marker is in Grants Pass, Oregon, in Josephine County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 E Park St, Grants Pass OR 97527, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Riverside Park Memorial Flagpole (a few steps from this marker); Josephine County Peace Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Veterans of the Civil War (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial to Our Fathers (about 800 feet away); The Perkinsville Ferry
Riverside Park War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, November 29, 2014
2. Riverside Park War Memorial Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Mormon Sugar Beet Factory Site (approx. half a mile away); The First Brick Building in Grants Pass (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Vannoy (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grants Pass.
 
More about this memorial. War memorial is located in Riverside Park.
 
Regarding Riverside Park War Memorial. The inscription on the memorial plaque is taken from words quoted by then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower that appear in a large, 500-page, leather-bound book; a roll of honour to the 28,000 Americans who died in World War II and which resides in St. Paul's Cathedral in London and within a chapel dedicated to all Americans. The full quote from Eisenhower in the book reads:

Each name inscribed in this book is a story of personal tragedy and a grieving family; a story repeated endlessly in white crosses girdling the globe. The Americans, whose names here appear, were part of the price that free men have been forced a second time to pay in this century to defend human liberty and rights. Fittingly, this roll of honor has been enshrined by the Mother Country of all English-speaking democracies in this special chapel of St Paul’s, once a target of barbaric attack. Here, we and all who shall hereafter live in freedom
Riverside Park War Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, November 29, 2014
3. Riverside Park War Memorial Marker
will be reminded that to these men and their comrades of all the Allies we owe a debt to be paid with grateful remembrance of their sacrifice and with the high resolve that the cause for which they died shall live eternally.


The book was formally unveiled in 1958 at a service to dedicate the Chapel, attended by The Queen and American Vice President, Richard M Nixon. President Eisenhower visited the chapel and the roll of honour a year later.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 25, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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