Vincennes in Knox County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Knox County (Indiana) Gold Star Honor Roll
Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Storm
Following the American Civil War, the United States emergence on the world scene was profound, if not inevitable.
The citizens of Knox County have been summoned on numerous occasions to answer their countrys need to fill the ranks of its armed services in conflicts throughout the world. These monuments before you are dedicated to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the hope and belief that the basic rights and freedoms outlined in the fundamental documents depicted here would be preserved and enjoyed by all citizens.
Many others have also died in times of peace in the service to this nation. Soldiering is inherently dangerous, be at war or peace. We honor them as well.
World War I
Royal Jacobus Harry F. Johnson Charles W. Jones John E. Kardokus Charles H. Karns Fred Kelso Robert Kixmiller Henry H. A. Limper William E. McAndrews Jerry McCoy Frank J. Mattingly Donald J. Miller John T. Miller Walter R. Polk Lee E. Pry Elmer Pulliam George O. Richards Alonzo Robinson Charles M. Robinson William E. Rodarmel Leslie Selby Wayne H. Smith James T. Snider Escoe L. Soden Howard M. Tryon Raymond Utley Horace L. Vanable Bryant F. Van Kirk James R. Wall Ellis O. Westfall
Cecil Gayer John P. George James R. Gill, Jr. Richard L. Goodman Robert E. Goodman Gerald Goodrid Gilbert Gray Donald R. Green Charles Gridner Charles E. Haag Elmer Hagemeier James A. Hall Earl F. Harper Charles H. Harris J. Gordon Harris Glenn E. Hart Bill G. Hartley Loren J. Hartley Dewey R. Hartsburg Donald Hatfield Lowell Hawkins Richard A. Hebert Max A. Helderman Stanley Henderson Noble Hoffman, Jr. Alfred D. Holloman David Holzkamper Earl Hooper Vernon E. Houchins Gilbert W. Hunter Ralph N. Hunter Ralph J. Hurst Alvin E. Jackson William Jacobs Henry F. Jaussaud Richard Johnson Lester Joseph, Jr. Ralph L. Joyce Robert M. Kendall Raymond G. Kirk Robert E. Kimberly Marion E. Kohlhouse Karl H. Kreimer Walter Kurczak Carl Lambe Jefferson Laslie John W. Laslie James
George D. Schaffer Max A. Schlomer Albert R. Schnuck James O. Schultheis Leo L. Schultz Buddy G. Shepherd Richard Silock Vincent E. Singer Mack J. Sinnett Charles C. Small Austin J. Small Kenneth L. Smith William M. Smith Eugene Snyder Arthur E. Snyder, Jr. Royal
Elmer H. Johnson Virgil M. Lee Everett W. Leffler Harvey E. Like Lawrence M. Liston David J. McCord Roy E. Pruitt Frederick E. Pry Charles R. Sapp Robert Scott Jerald L. Sheldon Vernon W. Snow Thomas Tapley
Billy W. Hedge Thomas A. Higgins Robert M. Kail William D. McAllister Gary C. McFetridge Robert F. Owens Jerry E. Pry Michael E. Rains Royse W. Rehwald Steven R. Renner William D. Robbins Robert J. Rose Bruce E. Strate Terry M. Ward
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
Location. 38° 40.609′ N, 87° 31.614′ W. Marker is in Vincennes, Indiana, in Knox County. Memorial is at the intersection of North 7th Street and Broadway Street, on the right when traveling north on North 7th Street. located on North East corner of the Knox County Courthouse lawn in Vincennes, Indiana. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vincennes IN 47591, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Knox County Veterans Memorial Park (here, next to this marker); Knox County (Indiana) Civil War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Mary Clark (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Presbyterian Church In Indiana TerritoryCradle of Freemasonry in Indiana (about 700 feet away); Synod of Indiana of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. (about 700 feet away); Historic Pantheon Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vincennes' Carnegie Library (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vincennes.
1. Documents of Freedom
The marker stated, "These monuments before you are dedicated to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the hope and belief that the basic rights and freedoms outlined in the fundamental documents depicted here would be preserved and enjoyed by all citizens." While separate memorials also identify them, a separate panel lists and explains these "Documents of Freedom."(see below pictures)
The Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments reflect the legal foundations of western society and are a historical source of present day legal codes.
Declaration of Independence
The signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776 is
“Four Score and Seven Years ago our Fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”
Gettysburg Address - - 1863
The Northwest Ordinance of 1787
The Northwest Ordinance of 1787 created the Northwest Territory and laid out a system of laws for the governance of the frontier lands that would eventually become the States of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and part of Minnesota. Article Three stated “schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged” thus giving impetus to the creation of the Vincennes University. The Northwest Ordinance was enacted by the Continental Congress on July 13, 1787.
The United States Constitution
This work represents the fundamental basis of law
“It appears to me, then, little short of a miracle, that the Delegates from so many different States (which States, you know are different from each other) in their manners, circumstances, and prejudices, should unite in forming a system of national Government, so little liable to well founded objectives.”
BILL of RIGHTS
The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution were ratified on December 15, 1791, by the first United States Congress. The Bill of Rights provides a number of rights for the new nation including free speech, freedom of religion, the right of assembly, and protection of private property through due process, among others. The Bill of Rights remains a fundamental symbol of the freedoms of the nation.
— Submitted October 21, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.
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