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Columbia in Monroe County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Veterans Memorial

 
 
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By Thomas Smith, May 14, 2021
1. Veterans Memorial
Inscription.  
Dedicated to all KIA - MIA - POW of Monroe County Illinois who made the Ultimate Sacrifice

The Vacant Chairs

We shall meet but shall miss them.
There will be their vacant chairs.
We shall linger to caress them;
When we breathe the evening prayers.

From a Civil War Song


 
Erected by Christ Community Lutheran Church.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 38° 26.006′ N, 90° 11.588′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Illinois, in Monroe County. Memorial is on Gall Road 0.1 miles west of Norman Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Gall Rd, Columbia IL 62236, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Shoemaker School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whiteside Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Schmidt Beer Cave (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kaskaskia-Cahokia Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rohm House (approx. half
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a mile away); Eichmuller-Rau Building (approx. half a mile away); German Style Cottage (approx. half a mile away); Schmidt House & Brewery (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
More about this memorial. The marker lies on the grounds of the church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2021, by Thomas Smith of Waterloo, Ill. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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