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

World War II European Theater

Dec. 7, 1941 - Sept. 2, 1945

 

D-Day June 6, 1944

 
World War II European Theater Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 1, 2019
1. World War II European Theater Memorial
Inscription.  
Estimated totals
Killed: 293,793 Wounded: 417,704

Shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Germany allied with Italy and Japan to declare war on the United States sending the U.S. into a war on two fronts. The invasion of Europe began June 6, 1944, with the landing of tens of thousands of soldiers from the United States, France and Great Britain along the beaches of Normandy, France. The big four, United States, Great Britain, France, and Russia, joined with military forces of other smaller European nations in a two prong attack that forced the surrender of Germany on May 8, 1945. This date is officially known as Victory in Europe day, however, WWII would not officially end until fighting in the Pacific Theater ended on September 2, 1945.
 
Erected 2016 by Henry Gene Ray.
 
Location. 33° 38.375′ N, 95° 31.397′ W. Marker is in Paris, Texas, in Lamar County. Memorial can be reached from South Collegiate Drive north of Jefferson Road (
World War II Pacific Theater Memorial behind the Ring of Honor in back right. image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
2. World War II Pacific Theater Memorial behind the Ring of Honor in back right.
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 least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II Pacific Theater (here, next to this marker); Korean War (here, next to this marker); Global War on Terror (here, next to this marker); Vietnam War (a few steps from this marker); World War I (a few steps from this marker); Spanish-American War (a few steps from this marker); American Civil War (a few steps from this marker); Texas Revolution (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Nearby World War II panels of names on Ring of Honor. image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fledderman, January 1, 2019
3. Nearby World War II panels 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 28 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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