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Hancock Veterans Memorial

 
 
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Inscription.  
The American Eagle in his inspiring grandeur is the symbol of our heritage. As the eagle soars through the vast sky with endless freedom and total power we are reminded of the pride we find living in this country based on freedom, equality and justice for all under God.

"We shall remember our veterans' sacrifices and honor their valor. Their names will live forevermore."

In Memory of
All World War I Veterans

It was known as the Great War ... the war to end all wars.

We went "over there to the songs and cheers of our countrymen, and marched right into the grim reality of twentieth century warfare. Poison gas, machine guns, tanks, aircraft and submarines were devastating innovations. We fought in trenches, on the sea and in the air.

We helped make the world safe for democracy ... but it was only the beginning.

In Memory of
All World War II Veterans

This memorial is in honor of all of the World War II veterans who were involved in the fight for the freedom of America and the free world.

Whether
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they fought in the Pacific or European theater, they faced a resolute and often brutal enemy; yet they possessed the inner strength and courage that kept them going on the beaches at Normandy, in the deserts of North Africa and on the islands of the South Pacific.

The sections of those who were called to duty were probably best described by the words of Admiral Nimitz: "Uncommon valor was a common virtue."

In Memory of
All Korean War Veterans

They told us, "We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it." so we fought in the mountains on Heartbreak Ridge and waded ashore at Inchon.

We froze in the winter and baked in the summer sun.

At times, we were greatly outnumbered; but we still fought on and many of us gave our lives for Freedom ... for Justice ... and for Peace.

In Memory of All Vietnam Veterans

This memorial was erected in memory of the young individuals who went to war as kids and lost their youthful dreams, and some of their lives, for a cause — freedom and honor — and came back as men with the horrors of war instilled in every fiber of their being and were never given the respect and honor they so dearly deserved from the public or United States government.

God will one day judge our actions. Until then, He will
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shine on the lives of each veteran now and forever more because He was with each of them in Vietnam. He is the only One that truly knows what they went through and are living with every day.

In Memory of
All Persian Gulf War Veterans

"There is no one more devoted, more committed to the hard work of freedom, than every Soldier and Sailor, every Marine, Airman and Coast Guardsman — every man and woman now serving in the Persian Gulf."
—President George Bush
 
Erected by Veterans of Foreign Wars of U.S., Hancock Memorial Post 10502l.
 
Location. 39° 41.977′ N, 78° 11.37′ W. Marker is in Hancock, Maryland, in Washington County. Memorial is on Park Road 0.1 miles north of West Main Street (Maryland Route 144), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hancock MD 21750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Siding and Packing House Site (approx. mile away); Fort Coombe (approx. mile away); The Tonoloways (approx. mile away); Hancock's Orchard Industry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Joseph Hancock, Jr. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hancock United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away);
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Hancock (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Hancock (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hancock.
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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