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World War I Memorial

 
 
World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse
1. World War I Memorial
Inscription.  This monument perpetuates the memory of our beloved countrymen, members of Company L, 117th Infantry, and others who served in the World War from the Third District of McMinn County, who, true to the instincts of their birth, faithful to the teachings of their fathers, constant in their love of country, made the supreme sacrifice in the performance of their duty; who have glorified the great cause of freedom by the simple manhood of their lives, the patient endurance of suffering and the heroism of death; and who, in the darkest hours of the world's conflict, in the hopelessness of the hospital, in the short, sharp agony of the battlefield, found support and consolation in the belief that at home they would not be forgotten. Let Americans of another generation who may in future time pause to read this inscription recognize that when reverses followed reverses, when want displaced plenty, when mourning for the flower of the world's manhood darkened countless homes, when governments tottered and chaos threatened, these men were steadfast and unafraid, unshaken in their patriotism, uncomplaining in sacrifice, true to the cause in which they perished. That these men taught them how to live and how to die, that their sacrifice was not in vain, for we have preserved for our children the priceless treasure of their memories, teaching all that truth, courage and patriotism
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To our living dead "That company of shining souls who gave their youth that the world may grow old in peace."

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Erected in the year 1922 by the Citizens of Etowah and the Third District of McMinn County.
 
Erected 1922.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
 
Location.

World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse
2. World War I Memorial
35° 19.42′ N, 84° 31.481′ W. Marker is in Etowah, Tennessee, in McMinn County. Memorial is on Tennessee Avenue (U.S. 411), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Etowah TN 37331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Company "A" 278th Inf R.C.T. (within shouting distance of this marker); Etowah World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Louisville and Nashville Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Etowah (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary Soldiers (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Federal Road (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bethsalem Presbyterian Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); The Tennessee Overhill Experience (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Etowah.
 
World War I Memorial - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, August 27, 2017
3. World War I Memorial - wide view
World War I Memorial - right side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, August 27, 2017
4. World War I Memorial - right side
World War I Memorial - left side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, August 27, 2017
5. World War I Memorial - left side
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 20, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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