Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
World War I
1917 - 1918
— Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge —
On April 6, 1917, the United States declared war with Germany, and on December 7, 1917, with Austria and Hungary. By the end of the war in November of 1918, four major powers ceased to exist, and the map of Europe was redrawn. With more than nine million killed, WWI proved to be one of the deadliest conflicts in history.
Total U.S. Military 4,734,991
Killed in Action 55,402
Volusia County KIA 29
Wounded in Action 204,002
Missing in Action Unknown
Erected 2020 by City of Daytona Beach.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
Location. 29° 12.709′ N, 81° 0.572′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Memorial is on Silver Beach Avenue 0.3 miles west of South Peninsula Drive, on the right when traveling east. Marker located on the Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Daytona Beach FL 32118, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vietnam War (a few steps from this marker); World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker Vietnam War (within shouting distance of this marker); Philippine-American War/Boxer Rebellion/Border War (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Urgent Fury/Beirut Barracks Bombing/Operation El Dorado Canyon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spanish–American War (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
More about this marker. Currently there are 25 historic markers, commemorating America's military conflicts, located at scenic overlooks on the bridge. Florida’s first concrete arch bridge is named after Daytona Beach’s most renowned hotelier and entrepreneur.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.