Hancock in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
"We shall remember our veterans' sacrifices and honor their valor. Their names will live forevermore."
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.
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
Whether 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."
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.
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.
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.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #41 George H.W. Bush series list.
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. Hancock Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); United States Civil War Memorial (here, next to this In Memory Of All Vietnam Veterans (here, next to this marker); In Memory Of All Korean War Veterans (here, next to this marker); In Memory Of All Persian Gulf War Veterans (here, next to this marker); In Memory Of All World War II Veterans (here, next to this marker); In Memory Of All World War I Veterans (here, next to this marker); Siding and Packing House Site (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hancock.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.