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Vietnam Combat Veterans Memorial "Watch Fire" Ashes

POW ★ MIA

— You Are Not Forgotten —

 
 
Vietnam Combat Veterans Memorial "Watch Fire" Ashes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 14, 2022
1. Vietnam Combat Veterans Memorial "Watch Fire" Ashes Marker
Inscription.  
This memorial contains the ashes from the "Watch Fire"
burned during the July 2001 visit of the
Vietnam Combat Veterans Memorial (The Moving Wall).
The symbolic Watch Fire is to be burned until the
last patrol returns to base camp, signifying
all who are Missing in Action or Prisoners of War.
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POWs • MIAs

W.W.I — 4,120 • 3,350
W.W.II — 130,201 • 78,773
Cold War — 0 • 126
Korea — 7,140 • 8,100
Vietnam — 745 • 1,948
Somalia — 1 • 0
Bosnia — 0 • 0
Persian Gulf [blank]
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"As I wept inside, I asked, 'Lord, where did we get such men?'
And I was reminded if a nation truly is to be great,
if a nation truly is to be the land of the free,
that it also must be the home of the brave."
General P.X. Kelley, Commandant U.S.M.C.
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"The Willingness to Sacrifice is the Prelude to Freedom."

This memorial is dedicated with appreciation to the
men and women whose loyalty and service during
times of war and peace define
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the character
of this great nation.

Dedicated May 27, 2002

 
Erected 2002.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Patriots & Patriotism. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 31.
 
Location. 41° 12.879′ N, 79° 23.175′ W. Marker is in Clarion, Pennsylvania, in Clarion County. Memorial is on Main Street (U.S. 322) east of 5th Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 68), on the left when traveling west. Monument is in Clarion County Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 421 Main Street, Clarion PA 16214, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clarion County Civil War Soldier's Monument (here, next to this marker); Clarion County Remembers World War II (a few steps from this marker); In Honor of Clarion County Persian Gulf Era Veterans (a few steps from this marker); Korea Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Clarion County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Historical Sites in Clarion County (within shouting distance of this marker); War Veterans of Clarion County (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarion.
 
Also see . . .  The Moving Wall
Vietnam Combat Veterans Memorial "Watch Fire" Ashes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 14, 2022
2. Vietnam Combat Veterans Memorial "Watch Fire" Ashes Marker
. (Submitted on August 15, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Vietnam Combat Veterans Memorial "Watch Fire" Ashes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 14, 2022
3. Vietnam Combat Veterans Memorial "Watch Fire" Ashes Marker
Vietnam Combat Veterans Memorial "Watch Fire" Ashes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 14, 2022
4. Vietnam Combat Veterans Memorial "Watch Fire" Ashes Marker
Vietnam Combat Veterans Memorial "Watch Fire" Ashes Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 14, 2022
5. Vietnam Combat Veterans Memorial "Watch Fire" Ashes Monument
Clarion County Veterans Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., August 14, 2022
6. Clarion County Veterans Memorial Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 15, 2022, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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