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Veterans Memorial

 
 
Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, September 24, 2022
1. Veterans Memorial
Inscription.  
"We have won this war because our men are brave, and because of many other things, we did not win it because destiny created us better than all other peoples. I hope that in victory we are more grateful than we are proud."
Ernie Pyle 1944

Since the settling of the Monongahela area prior to the War for Independence we have provided the nation with our finest men and women to serve in times of peace and war.
It is to these men and women that this memorial is dedicated.
They have traveled to all the corners of the globe, served in all branches of the Armed Forces, and have brought honor upon themselves and upon our community. Many have risen through the ranks to positions of honor and great responsibility. Among these is native son Carl E. Vuono.

General Carl E. Vuono
United States Army


During a distinguished military career which began upon graduation from West Point in 1957, General Vuono commanded at all levels with service in the U.S., Europe, Korea and two tours in Vietnam after rising to the rank of Four-Star General, he was appointed to the U.S. Army's most
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senior position, Chief of Staff, by President Ronald Reagan and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 1987. During General Vuono's four year tenure as Chief of Staff, the Cold War was ended, and he led the U.S. Army through Operation "Just Cause" in Panama and "Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm" in the Persian Gulf.
 
Erected 1995 by The Citizens of Monongahela, Pennsylvania.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 40° 12.298′ N, 79° 55.849′ W. Marker is in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Memorial is on West Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 837) east of 7th Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 629 West Main Street, Monongahela PA 15063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roll of Honor (here, next to this marker); Company A, 110th Infantry Regiment Memorial (here, next to this marker); Veterans Honor Roll Memorial (here, next to this marker); Company A, 110th Infantry Honor Roll (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); World War Roll of Honor (a few steps from this marker); Monongahela
Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, September 24, 2022
2. Veterans Memorial
Memorial is at the far left.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Jackie Ormes (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monongahela.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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