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Parsons in Tucker County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

In Memory of All World War I Veterans

 
 
In Memory of All World War I Veterans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 17, 2020
1. In Memory of All World War I Veterans Marker
Inscription.  
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.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
 
Location. 39° 5.778′ N, 79° 40.867′ W. Marker is in Parsons, West Virginia, in Tucker County. Memorial is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 219) and 1st Street (U.S. 219), on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 193 Main St, Parsons WV 26287, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memory of All American Veterans (here, next to this marker); In Memory of All World War II Veterans (here, next to this marker); In Memory of All Korean War Veterans (here, next to this marker); In Memory of All Vietnam Veterans
In Memory of All World War I Veterans Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 17, 2020
2. In Memory of All World War I Veterans Marker
(here, next to this marker); In Honor of All Women who Served in the Armed Forces to Preserve America's Freedom (here, next to this marker); In Memory of All Persian Gulf War Veterans (here, next to this marker); In Memory of All Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans (a few steps from this marker); All Gave Some, Some Gave All (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Parsons.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 18 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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