Odessa in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This monument is dedicated to honor those men and women who honorably served in the armed services of the United States of America especially to those who gave their tomorrows so that we could have our todays.
The structural design of the Monument is symbolic of the State of Delaware. The Monument's foundation is structured from three stones. These stones symbolize the three counties of our state: New Castle, Kent and Sussex. The bottom stone is the base stone. The second stone is engraved with the seals of the six branches of the United States Armed Services. The third stone is engraved with our State motto: "Liberty and Independence." The Monument's overall shape is that of an obelisk representing the numeral one and symbolizing our State, the First State, and our pride that Delawareans were the first to ratify the Constitution. Above the inscription is the eagle, symbol of the strength of our country, our state and our people.
Our HeroesThey gave of themselves and many gave their all,
our military personnel, stands strong
Praise them, for their courage and sacrifice,
honor those, that paid the supreme price.
When moving along, life's busy street,
remember the loved ones lost, for which we weep.
They gave us freedom; the price very steep,
for freedom to survive, we must not sleep.
From our beloved immortals, ever so brave,
comes a soft voice, from the hallowed grave.
Never let your todays, be a waste,
or enter your tomorrows, with useless haste.
Take your todays, giving thanks and a smile,
by making your tomorrows, very worthwhile.
To our heroes, we give a heartfelt salute,
and offer this memorial, as our humble tribute.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Military.
Location. 39° 27.354′ N, 75° 39.534′ W. Marker is in Odessa, Delaware, in New Castle County. Memorial is at the intersection of Main Street (Route 299) and North 4th Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 311 Main St, Odessa DE 19730, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Tatman Office (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old St. Paul's Church (about 800 feet away); Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House (approx. 0.3 Odessa (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Drawyers Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Duncan Beard (approx. 1.3 miles away); Former Site of the Alston and Hunn Farms (approx. 1.8 miles away); Commodore Thomas Macdonough (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Odessa.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 14 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 2, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A clearer photo of the "Our Heroes" plaque. • Can you help?