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Georgetown in Brown County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The American Creed

 

— Brown County Veterans Memorial —

 
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By J. J. Prats, June 11, 2019
1. The American Creed - Veterans Memorial
Inscription.  I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign nation of many sovereign states; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
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I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag and to defend it against all enemies.

(back panel)
We approach thy throne in awe and wonder, our eternal God, knowing we have been truly blessed as Americans. We know our freedoms have been preserved at great cost as we take them and use them. May it be to glorify thy holy Name and to make us more aware of our love for our country. Help us to be good citizens, respecting the laws of the land and never taking our God-given rights for granted. Forgive us when we are too critical of her as you remind us of her greatness by sights and
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By J. J. Prats, June 11, 2019
2. The American Creed Veterans Memorial
sounds that make her beautiful and strong. We are truly blessed and we are thankful. Amen.

(right panel)
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
—Laurence Binyon

(left panel)
This memorial dedicated by the people of Brown County to honor all veterans in times of peace and war.
 
Location. 38° 51.933′ N, 83° 54.25′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Ohio, in Brown County. Memorial is on East Cherry Street near South Main Street, on the right when traveling east. It is on the courthouse lawn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 S Main St, Georgetown OH 45121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Georgetown (a few steps from this marker); Ulysses S. Grant (within shouting distance of this marker); General Thomas Lyon Hamer (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ulysses S. Grant Boyhood Home (about 700 feet away); The Washburn-Dixon Log House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dixon-Washburn Log House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gist Settlement (approx. 3.3 miles away); Russell Shaw (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
More about this marker. On the right panel are the emblems of the Army, Coast Guard, Navy, Marines and Air Force. Across the top course of stone, two per side, are the emblems of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Vietnam Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans, American Ex-Prisoners of War, the POW-MIA emblem, and an American flag by itself on the fourth (left) side. A carving depicting an eternal flame tops the monument.
 
Additional comments.
1. For the Fallen
The monument quotes a fragment
Brown County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 11, 2019
3. Brown County Courthouse
Monument is on the left side of this photograph. The side facing the photographer is the left side, where the dedication has been inscribed. On the right side of the courthouse doors are brass tablets with the names of Brown County residents who gave their lives for their country in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
of this poem to the World War I dead by Robert Lawrence Binyon that was published in
The Times newspaper of London England on September 21, 1914.

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.


They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars
Markers to the Right of the Courthouse Doors image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 11, 2019
4. Markers to the Right of the Courthouse Doors
Top: “In Honor of those of Brown County who gave their lives in World War II. ‘He lives in fame, that died in virtue’s cause’.” 74 names are listed. It was placed by the Taliaferro Chapter,DAR.
Center: “In honor of those from Brown County who gave their lives in the Korean War and the Vietnam War.” 14 names are listed.
Bottom: “In recognition of the patriotism of the people of Brown County who oversubscribed their War Savings quota in 1918. This tablet is gratefully erected by the Ohio War Savings Committee.”
that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.
    — Submitted June 30, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 30, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 94 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 30, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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