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Long Beach in Harrison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

War Memorial Park

 
 
War Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
1. War Memorial Park Marker
Inscription.  Fifteen Long Beach mothers began meeting weekly in 1942 to pray for their sons and daughters serving in the Armed Forces. They, organized into the Long Beach War Memorial Association in 1945 and began raising money for a memorial. They bought this site in 1950 for $2,750, developing it into a park. Landscaping, playground equipment, and a memorial shaft were added in 1951. The park was deeded to the city in 1952 "...as a memorial to the 10 young men who gave their lives in service to their country during World War II." Long Beach Rotary Club in 1996 adopted the park and began extensive renovation. A flag pole was erected in 1998 by Eddy Blake VFW Post 3937.
 
Erected 1998 by Long Beach Historical Society and Long Beach Rotary Club.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Rotary International series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1942.
 
Location. 30° 20.958′ N, 89° 9.184′ W. Marker is in Long
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Beach, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker is on Pine Street south of West 1st Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 Pine Street, Long Beach MS 39560, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Long Beach World War II Monument (a few steps from this marker); United Methodist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Bank and Post Office (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Long Beach Schools (approx. 0.2 miles away); City of Long Beach Centennial 1905-2005 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hurricane Katrina / Storm Recovery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Long Beach Presbyterian Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Early Long Beach (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Beach.
 
More about this marker. In Honor of the Association's First Board of Directors, Mrs. May Quarles Watrous, President
 
War Memorial Park and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
2. War Memorial Park and Marker
Memorial shaft mentioned on marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
3. Memorial shaft mentioned on marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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