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Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

World War II

1941 - 1946

 

— Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge —

 
World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 12, 2020
1. World War II Marker
Inscription.  
On December 8, 1941, the United States declared war against Japan in response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Days later, Germany formally declared war against the United States, starting a global war which ultimately claimed between 50-85 million lives.

Total Active U.S. Military 16,112,566
Killed in Action 291,557
Volusia County KIA 115
Wounded in Action 670,846
Missing in Action 73,677
Volusia County MIA Unknown
 
Erected 2020 by City of Daytona Beach.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 29° 12.716′ N, 81° 0.554′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Memorial is on Silver Beach Avenue 0.2 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 I (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named World War II
World War II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 12, 2020
2. World War II Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Vietnam War (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); Philippine-American War/Boxer Rebellion/Border War (within shouting distance of this marker). 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.
 
Also see . . .  Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge. Volusia County, Florida (Submitted on August 16, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.) 
 
Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge facing west image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 12, 2020
3. Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge facing west
Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge facing east image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 12, 2020
4. Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge facing east
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 16, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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