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Vietnam Veterans Memorial

 
 
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By Devry Jones, April 14, 2018
1. Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Inscription.  
[Stand in the middle of the memorial:]
"Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their passing. And when there is a time when men decide and feel safe to call any war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind."
We brothers and sisters of the Vietnam War have constructed this remembrance to all of you, gentle heroes lost to war. Slip off your packs, set them down by the crooked trail, drop helmets along side, and shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from sweat soaked shirts. Lay those silent weapons down and march into the light of eternity... feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul. And rest forever in the shade of our love.

-Kenneth Kensill, Sgt. USMC
President, Erie County Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Quote by Michael O'Donnell, Maj. US Army

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam.
 
Location. 42° 6.625′ N, 80° 4.39′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Memorial is on Glenwood
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By Devry Jones, April 14, 2018
2. Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Park Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 505) south of State Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2642 Glenwood Park Avenue, Erie PA 16508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Flag Display (a few steps from this marker); Northwest PA Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Erie County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel Philip Cochran (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sister Bernard Sheridan (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eben Brewer (approx. 0.9 miles away); Harry Kellar (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
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By Devry Jones, April 14, 2018
3. Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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By Devry Jones, April 14, 2018
4. Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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By Devry Jones, April 14, 2018
5. Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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By Devry Jones, April 14, 2018
6. Vietnam Veterans Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 17, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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