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American Freedom Fighter and Palestinian Girl

Iraqi, Syrian and Jordanian Border Christmas Day

— 2005 —

 
 
American Freedom Fighter and Palestinian Girl Iraqi, Syrian and Jordanian Border Christmas Day Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, December 12, 2019
1. American Freedom Fighter and Palestinian Girl Iraqi, Syrian and Jordanian Border Christmas Day Marker
Inscription.  
Mauricio Alvarez, Sculptor

This place of rest is dedicated to the veterans of this community, as well as the rest of America, well-trained and fierce warriors, but also gentle and kind liberators and protectors of children, women and men, and defenders of freedom around the world, and to the loved ones of veterans in recognition of the sacrifices they have endured and continue to endure.
 
Erected 2005 by Sophia and Elmer Oerter Charitable Foundation.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, 2nd Iraq.
 
Location. 38° 27.023′ N, 90° 12.898′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Illinois, in Monroe County. Memorial is on Parkview Drive just south of McDannold Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Veterans Parkway, Columbia IL 62236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gundlach-Grosse House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Monroe Brewery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Gundlach-Wagner House (approx. ¾ mile away); Koch House
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(approx. ¾ mile away); Weinel Hardware & Lumber (approx. ¾ mile away); American Legion Memorial Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Piggott / Land Grants / Piggotts Ferry (approx. 0.8 miles away); Weilbacher General Store (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
More about this marker. Columbia Parkview School
 
American Freedom Fighter and Palestinian Girl Iraqi, Syrian and Jordanian Border Christmas Day Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Smith, December 12, 2019
2. American Freedom Fighter and Palestinian Girl Iraqi, Syrian and Jordanian Border Christmas Day Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2019, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2019, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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