Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
World War II Memorial
men and women who served in World War II
Erected from funds publicly subscribed
With humility, gratitude, and remembrance, we honor forever those, our neighbors, who gave their lives in World War II that we who here read might live in these United States in peace with both God and man.
O God, from whom
and just works,
grant to us,
which the world
that, our hearts
and the danger
our times through
may be peaceful.
[Plaque affixed to the sculpture:]
World War II Memorial
Vittor's dramatic hexagonal memorial is dedicated to the 5,000 men and women of the Eighth Ward who served in the Second World War. It was unveiled by the Gold Star
Erected 1949 by Frank Vittor, paid for public subscriptions; City of Pittsburgh.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Peace • War, World II.
Location. 40° 27.394′ N, 79° 56.335′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Memorial is at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and South Aiken Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Liberty Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5325 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15224, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First United Methodist Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roslyn Place Wood Block Paving (approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonial Place Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shadyside Iron Furnace (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1st Drive-In Filling Station (approx. half a mile away); Western Pennsylvania Hospital (approx. half a mile away); Motor Square GardenSt. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 14, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.