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Altoona in Blair County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Veterans Mall

 
 
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1. Veterans Mall Marker
Inscription.  
In honor of
S/Sgt. Robert E. Laws C.M.H.

Dedicated to the men and women who honorably served their country...

World War I Veterans
American Legion
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Disabled American Veterans
Society of 28 Division
Catholic War Veterans
Jewish War Veterans
Marine Corp League
Reserve Officers Corps
Military Order of Cooties


In honor of
The Men of the Blair Co. National Guard Units Called to Active Duty for Service in World War II
February 17, 1941
HQ. Co. 110th Inf. Regt.
HQ. Det 2nd BN 110th Inf.
110th Infantry Band
Co. G. 110th Inf.
Troop B. 104th Cavalry
HQ. Btry, 190th Field Arty.
Dedicated May 27, 1985

In honor of
the men of the Blair Co. National Guard Units called to active duty during the Korean War 5 Sept. 1950

28th Quartermaster Co.
28th Infantry Division Band
Co. G. 110th infantry Geft.

Dedicated May 26 1986

For how can man die better than in facing fearful odds for the hearth
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stones of his fathers and the temples of his gods

McCaulay

[Names not listed]

Co. G 110th Infantry
1917 - France - 1919
Champagne-Marne - Oise-Marne - Thiacourt
Aisne-Marne - Fismes - Meuse-Argonne
Defensive Sector

Dedicated
May 28th 1984
Blair County
National Guard
Veterans Association

Organized
15 July 1871

The
Sheridan
Group


PA. Volunteer Cavalry
of Tyrone, PA.

Spanish-American War
11 May 1898

As Troop B.
1st PA. Cavalry
P.N.G.
Mexican
Border
Service
18 June 1916

World War I
20 July 1917
Dedicated
May 25, 1987
Blair Co.
Nat'l Guard
Vets Assoc.

"Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget - lest we forget!"
Kipling

To the men of what is now Blair County who gave
their lives in:
The Revolutionary War 1775-1782
The War of 1812-1814


And to over 500 citizens of Blair County who made
the Supreme Sacrifice in:
The Mexican War 1846-1848
The Civil War 1860-1865
The Spanish - American War 1898
The Phillipine Insurrection 1899-1902


--- And ---

World
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War I April 6, 1917-November 11, 1918
[Names not listed]

World War II December 7, 1941-December 31, 1946
[Names not listed]

World War II December 7, 1941-December 31, 1946
[Names not listed]

Memorial Wall Operating Committee
of the Blair County
War Veterans Council & Associate
[Names not listed]

For those who were unintentionally omitted

The Korean War June 25, 1950-January 31, 1955
[Names not listed]

The Vietnam War December 22, 1961-May 7, 1975
[Names not listed]

Persion Gulf War
Desert Shield/Desert Storm
[Name not listed]

Global War on Terrorism
Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom
[Names not listed]

Special thanks George H. Good and
Alto Reste Park Cemetery

"One national debt that can never be repaid"
A. Lincoln
 
Erected 1990.
 
Location. 40° 30.839′ N, 78° 24.248′ W. Marker is in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in Blair County
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Dedication information
. Memorial is on 11th Avenue west of 14th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1418 11th Avenue, Altoona PA 16601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blair County Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (here, next to this marker); Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (here, next to this marker); Locomotive 790 Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); The Downtown Altoona Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); The Silver Chief (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Pennsylvania Railroad YMCA (about 600 feet away); Logan House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stars & Stripes Forever (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Altoona.
 
Categories. War, Spanish-AmericanWar, US CivilWar, World IWar, World II
 
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5. Veterans Mall Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 22, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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