Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
World War II
1941 - 1946
— Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge —
The D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 put over 180,000 troops ashore in Normandy, creating a beachhead that would eventually result in over 3 million Allied soldiers on Germany’s Western Front. Combined with the Eastern Front battles with Russian forces, the Allied forces overwhelmed the German army, forcing an unconditional surrender on May 8, 1945, commonly known as V-E Day.
Erected 2020 by City of Daytona Beach.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
Location. 29° 12.727′ N, 81° 0.516′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Memorial is on Silver Beach Avenue 0.1 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. A different marker also named World War II (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean WarWorld War II (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Vietnam War (about 300 feet away); Philippine-American War/Boxer Rebellion/Border War (about 500 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.
Also see . . . . (Submitted on August 16, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
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 41 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.