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World War II Memorial

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, May 8, 2021
1. World War II Memorial
Inscription.  
For those who fought for freedom in World War II

We have before us the greatest task ever faced by any generation of men in the fight to preserve peace. Let us devote ourselves to a generous service to our fellow men just as these dead dedicated their lives to that service.

George C. Marshall
Memorial Day 1950


 
Erected 1980 by The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1499.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 37° 47.085′ N, 79° 26.53′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Memorial is on South Main Street (Business U.S. 11) just south of East Washington Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 S Main St, Lexington VA 24450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Korean War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Operation Desert Storm Memorial (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker);
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Civil War Memorial (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Veterans' Memorial (here, next to this marker); Samuel Zenas Ammen (a few steps from this marker); James Ward Wood (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 18 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on May 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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