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Little Rock in Pulaski County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

World War I Memorial

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, May 16, 2015
1. World War I Memorial
Inscription.  In the great World-War of 1917, Arkansas sent her sons streaming overseas to save the World for Liberty.

Proud of their valor and their achievements she rejoices for those who returned unharmed; and mourns for those who fell on the shell-torn sod of Flanders, and of France.
• • •
”The mighty mother turns with tears,
the pages of her battle-years,
lamenting all her fallen sons.”

 
Erected by State of Arkansas.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, World I.
 
Location. 34° 44.942′ N, 92° 16.322′ W. Marker is in Little Rock, Arkansas, in Pulaski County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of West Markham Street and Ashley Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in the courtyard on the east side of the Old State House Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 West Markham Street, Little Rock AR 72201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish-American War Memorial (here, next to this marker); David Owen Dodd Memorial
World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 16, 2015
2. World War I Memorial
(marker visible in right background • one of several war memorials in courtyard on the east side of the old Arkansas State House)
(a few steps from this marker); Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Mexican-American War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Old State House (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Herman Davis (a few steps from this marker); Gen. James Miller (a few steps from this marker); To the Honor and Memory of the Southern Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Little Rock.
 
Also see . . .
1. World War I (Encyclopedia of Arkansas). World War I had less impact on the state of Arkansas than the Civil War or World War II. Still, World War I did deplete the young male population of the state for a time, brought new institutions into the state that continue to the present time, and gave many Arkansans a new view of the world and of Arkansas’s place in an increasingly connected world community. (Submitted on October 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. 153d Infantry Regiment (First Arkansas) (Wikipedia). The regiment was activated as the 1st Arkansas Volunteer Infantry for the Spanish–American
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War, but did not deploy overseas. The regiment was activated for World War I, redesignated as the 153rd Infantry and shipped to France as a part of the 39th Division, but became a replacement division and personnel were reassigned to other AEF units. (Submitted on October 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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