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Capitol Hill in Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Dixie County

Florida World War II Memorial

 
 
Dixie County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, November 13, 2022
1. Dixie County Marker
Inscription.  
Dixie County
Like patriotic Americans everywhere Dixie County responded to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor by enlisting our finest in our country’s service. Approximately 865 men and women from our small, north Florida county served in this conflict.

A young Dixie County man named Thaddeus Parker was one of the first to give his life in our nation’s service. Parker was a Navy enlisted man, whose heroism was honored when the Navy named a destroyer escort after him.

Cross City Airport, one of the best installations of its kind to be found in a small, rural county, got its start in World War II as an Army Air Corps training facility. Some of the pilots and crewmen later returned and made their homes in Dixie County.

Like veterans everywhere, those from Dixie County were proud to serve.

 
Erected 2005 by The State of Florida.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1941.
 
Location. 30° 26.272′ N, 84° 17.067′ W. Marker
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is in Tallahassee, Florida, in Leon County. It is in Capitol Hill. Memorial is on South Bronough Street, 0.1 miles south of West Pensacola Avenue when traveling south. Marker located in front of the R. A. Gray Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 S Bronough Street, Tallahassee FL 32399, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Columbia County (here, next to this marker); Escambia County (here, next to this marker); Franklin County (here, next to this marker); Charlotte County (here, next to this marker); Clay County (here, next to this marker); Gilchrist County (here, next to this marker); Broward County (here, next to this marker); Gulf County (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tallahassee.
 
Also see . . .  State of Florida Veterans’ Memorials. (Submitted on November 14, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
Dixie County Marker (left) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, November 13, 2022
2. Dixie County Marker (left)
Florida World War II Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, November 13, 2022
3. Florida World War II Memorial
Grateful State Pays Tribute to its Citizens image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, November 13, 2022
4. Grateful State Pays Tribute to its Citizens
for their sacrifices at home and in harm’s way
to protect and defend the freedoms
we so deeply cherish.
The inscriptions displayed on the county markers
lining this walk detail the contributions
and sentiments of Florida’s 67 countries.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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