Merritt Island in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The “Dixie Doughboy”
Veterans Memorial Center
There were 33,331 soldiers from Florida who served in World War I. Many served in the 31st Infantry Division. A division composed of soldiers primarily from Georgia, Alabama and Florida. Nicknamed the “Dixie Division”.
This monument serves in memory of All who served in this Great War 1917 – 1918
This statue was sculpted by Charles E. Smith
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Spirit of the American Doughboy - E. M. Viquesney series list.
Location. 28° 21.074′ N, 80° 40.976′ W. Marker is in Merritt Island, Florida, in Brevard County. Memorial can be reached from the intersection of South Sykes Creek Parkway and Fortenberry Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located within the Veterans Memorial Plaza part of the Veterans Memorial Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 S Sykes Creek Pkwy, Merritt Island FL 32952, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II (a few steps from this marker); American Revolutionary War POW★MIA (a few steps from this marker); Operation Iraqi Freedom (a few steps from this marker); Medal of Honor (a few steps from this marker); Operation Enduring Freedom (a few steps from this marker); Korean Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Combat Wounded Veterans (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Merritt Island.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2021, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.