World War I
Andrew's County Veteran's Memorial
A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday does not know what it is today nor what it is trying to do. We are trying to do a futile thing. If we do not know where we came from or what we have been about.
T. Woodrow Wilson
6 April 1917 - 11 November 1918
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson
Discontent among the European countries along with the assassination of an Austrian leader marked the beginning of a European war in June 1914, however, when German U-Boats sank the Lusitania and American merchant ships, the U.S. entered the war on 6 April 1917. Our brave American soldiers were forced to fight their enemies from trenches, where they would battle constant attacks, mustard gas, cold, disease, and death. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Germany and their allies surrendered. It is this day, November 11th, that is declared Veterans Day, in which we give our well-deserved respect to all our veterans.
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of
comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of
challenge and controversy."
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
Location. 32° 19.038′ N, 102° 33.253′ W. Marker is in Andrews, Texas, in Andrews County. Memorial is at the intersection of West Broadway Street (State Highway 176) and NW 6th Street, on the right when traveling west on West Broadway Street. The marker is one of many markers on the grounds of the Andrews County Chamber of Commerce. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Andrews TX 79714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Civil War / Spanish American War (here, next to this marker); Korean War (here, next to this marker); World War II (here, next to this marker); Andrews County Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Vietnam War (a few steps from this marker); Fight Against Terrorism (a few steps from this marker); C.E. Carruth Bi-Centennial Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Settlers (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andrews.
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