Alexandria in Rapides Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Central Louisiana Connection
Plans for the D-Day Invasion in World War II were developed by Generals Dwight Eisenhower, Omar Bradley and George Patton. Preparations for the invasion involved six camps located in central Louisiana. This work resulted in the eventual defeat of the Nazi regime of Germany and the liberating of the concentration camps. The generals view the corpses at Orhdruf, Germany in 1945.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the The Holocaust series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1945.
Location. 31° 18.816′ N, 92° 26.91′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Louisiana, in Rapides Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Elliot Street and Fourth Street on Elliot Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Elliot Street, Alexandria LA 71301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reflection of a Youth / We Must Not Forget (here, next to this marker); The Trials of Nazis at Nuremberg, Germany, 1945-49 (a few steps from this marker); St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Complex Alexandria's Oldest Hospital (about 500 feet away); Emmanuel Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce 100th Anniversary (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Hotel Bentley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Louisiana Maneuvers (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
More about this marker. Part of the Alexandria Holocaust Memorial.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2018.