Spencer in Clay County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Glen Pedersen Memorial Park
and in honor of our heroic living
who served their country
during the World War
• • •
”That which they did for God, for liberty,
and for humanity,
neither death nor time can take away.”
Erected by Unit No. 1, American Legion Auxiliary, Spencer, Iowa.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, World I.
Location. 43° 8.847′ N, 95° 7.839′ W. Marker is in Spencer, Iowa, in Clay County. Memorial is on 10th Avenue East just north of East 9th Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted on a waist-high boulder near the northeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spencer IA 51301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Regarding Glen Pedersen Memorial Park. During his service in World War I, Army Private Pedersen was reported missing and ultimately declared dead on March 5, 1918. Recorded circumstances attributed to: missing in action or lost at sea. Glen Pedersen is buried or memorialized at Tablets of the Missing
Also see . . . American Legion Post No. 1 of Iowa. A charter was granted 23 August 1920, and Spencer was named American Legion Post No. 1 of Iowa. Later the name was changed to "Glen Pedersen Post No. 1, American Legion" in honor of the first Spencer man killed in World War 1. Glen Pedersen was born in Spencer, Iowa, August 18, 1898. Glen Pedersen, nineteen years of age, was the first in Clay County to Volunteer, also first to make the Supreme Sacrifice. Killed in action on West Front, March 5, 1918. (Submitted on July 4, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.