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World War I Memorial

Florence Veterans Park

 
 
World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 2, 2020
1. World War I Memorial
Inscription.  
Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori
In Memory of the Service Men
From Florence County, South Carolina
Who gave their lives in the World War
1914 – 1918
To The End That Liberty
Should not perish from the Earth

White — Officers
William B. Oliver, Jr., 1st Lt. • Madisn W. Jones 2nd Lt.
Buchanan B. Seymuor, 1st Lt. • John Wilder 2nd Lt.

Enlisted Men
Samuel K. Ard • Robert L. Bostick • Leroy S. Brown • Jerry M. Cameron • George W. Cox • Clinton Z. Dennis • Roland A. Dewitt • Curtis Finklea • Leroy Gainey • Willie Greenlee • William M. Grimsley • King Hewitt • Grady M. Hill • Sidney F. Jones • Joseph D. Joye • Edwin H. Large • Sam J. Lee • Baxter C. Leonard • William J. Logan & Mack Matthews • Ezekiel McAllister • Bayton McClam • Lowell H. McElveren • Joseph E. McCurry • James W. McCutchen • Cleveland W. McKenzie • Aubrey McLeod • Christopher J. Mixon • Claudius R. Petty • Raleigh Q. Posser • Clyde C. Revell • James A. Saleeby • James M. Shuller • Oscar T. Sims • Baxter L. Ulrich • Otto Watford • Willie M. Weatherford • Ernest M. Williams.

Colored
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— Enlisted Men

Sam Abraham • King E. Bailey • John Burgess • Charlie Cockfield • Fred Dozier • Clayton Green • Robert Hamilton • Livingstone E. Harrell • George Hugee • Sylvestor Law • Thomas McDonald • Willie McFadden • John McKoy • Arney Owens • Julius Planter • Charlie Smalls • Jack Townsend • Clarence Williams • Loyd Williams • Robert Williams • Barney Williamson • Wash Wilson • Mobile Wright • Berkley Zimmerman

Erected 1928
By the American Legion Rifle Platoon of Florence,
Under the Auspices of Fred H. Sexton Post No.1, American Legion
and the American Legion Auxiliary

 
Erected 1928 by American Legion Rifle Platoon of Florence, under the auspices of Fred H. Sexton Post No.1 American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
 
Location. 34° 11.073′ N, 79° 50.039′ W. Marker is in Florence, South Carolina, in Florence County. Memorial can be reached from Woody Jones Boulevard, 0.4 miles east of West Radio Drive, on the left when traveling east. Florence Veterans Park can be reached from parking lot east of the Florence Civic Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3300 W Radio Dr, Florence SC 29501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 2, 2020
2. World War I Memorial
. Belleau Wood Oak Trees (here, next to this marker); Home Safe (a few steps from this marker); US Coast Guard Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam Veterans Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Air Force Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Korea (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Arizona Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Marine Corps League of Florence, SC (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
More about this memorial. "Dulce et Decorum est Pro Patria Mori" translates to "It is sweet and fitting to die for the homeland."
 
Florence Veterans Park All Branches of Service Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 2, 2020
3. Florence Veterans Park All Branches of Service Monument
Florence Veterans Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, May 2, 2020
4. Florence Veterans Park Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 12, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 12, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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