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Paris in Lamar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

World War I

Apr. 6, 1917 - Nov. 11, 1918

 
 
World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
1. World War I Memorial
Inscription.  
Estimated totals
Killed: 116,708 Wounded: 204,002

The First World War began as a direct result of the assassination of Austrian archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, on June 28, 1914, by Bosnian revolutionary Gavrilo Princip. The United States did not officially join the war at that time but sent supplies and materiel. The U.S. declared war on April 6, 1917, largely in response to a German U boat sinking the Lusitania, resulting in the loss of 128 American citizens. Other acts of sabotage on U.S. soil and attacks on civilian shipping lanes in the Atlantic further heightened tensions between the U.S. and Germany.
 
Erected 2016 by Henry Gene Ray.
 
Location. 33° 38.371′ N, 95° 31.4′ W. Marker is in Paris, Texas, in Lamar County. Memorial can be reached from South Collegiate Drive north of Jefferson Road (County Road 1507), on the right when traveling north. Located at the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2025 South Collegiate Drive, Paris TX 75460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At
World War I Mamorial can barely be seen on far right in distance. image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
2. World War I Mamorial can barely be seen on far right in distance.
least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II Pacific Theater (here, next to this marker); World War II European Theater (a few steps from this marker); Korean War (a few steps from this marker); Global War on Terror (a few steps from this marker); Spanish-American War (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War (a few steps from this marker); American Civil War (a few steps from this marker); Texas Revolution (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Nearby World War I panel of names on Ring of Honor. image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
3. Nearby World War I panel of names on Ring of Honor.
Entrance to the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial. image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
4. Entrance to the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 8, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on January 8, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on January 6, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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