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World War II Memorial

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 11, 2020
1. World War II Memorial
Inscription.  
Dedicated to the memory of the
8th Ward
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.

Pax
O God, from whom
proceed desires,
right counsels,
and just works,
grant to us,
Thy servants,
that peace
which the world
cannot give;
that, our hearts
having been
dedicated to
Thy commandments,
and the danger
from enemies
removed,
our times through
Thy protection
may be peaceful.

[Plaque affixed to the sculpture:]
Frank Vittor
World War II Memorial

Limestone, Bronze
1949

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
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 11, 2020
2. World War II Memorial
Mothers on Flag Day, following a parade. The three standing figures of the design represent the three branches of the armed services. A prolific sculptor of monuments and memorials in the region, this is Vittor's only public World War II memorial within the City of Pittsburgh.
 
Erected 1949 by Frank Vittor, paid for public subscriptions; City of Pittsburgh.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicPeaceWar, 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 Garden
World War II Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 11, 2020
3. World War II Memorial
(approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, September 11, 2020
4. World War II Memorial
World War II Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, September 11, 2020
5. World War II Memorial
Plaque from the City of Pittsburgh affixed to the memorial
 
 
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.
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