Birmingham in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Disabled American Veterans
Disabled American Veterans Formed December 25, 1920.
Birmingham Chapter No. 4 Chartered January 25, 1926.
This Memorial Dedicated To Our Military Forces And To All Who Have Given Their Blood And Lives That The Republic Might Live Forever.
How Sleep The Brave Who Sink To Rest By All Their Country's Wishes Blest!
This Tenth Day Of November Nineteen Hundred Eighty One.
United States Army
Authorized By The Continental Congress June 14, 1775
* World War I *
For All Branches Of Our Military Forces Alabama Sent 8,000 Citizens Jefferson County Sent 1,704.
United States Navy
Authorized By The Continental Congress October 13, 1775
* World War II *
For All Branches Of Our Military Forces Alabama Sent 171,000 Citizens Jefferson County Sent 39,073
United States Marine Corps
Authorized By The Contintal Congress November 10, 1775
* Korean War *
For All Branches Of Our Military Forces Alabama Sent 91,000 Citizens Jefferson County Sent 19,483
United States Coast Guard
Established In 1790 By The U. S. Congress
* Vietnam War *
For All Branches Of Our Military Forces Alabama Sent Over 1250,000 Citizens Jefferson County Sent 26,187
United States Air Force
Established, U. S. Congress, 1947 As A Separate Branch Of Our Military Forces.
Over 40,000 Alabama Veterans With Service Connected War Time Disabilities; Living In Our State At This Time, 1981.
Our Duty To Them And To Those Who Have Paid The Supreme Sacrifice Will Not Be Fulfilled Until All, Their Widows And Dependents, Are Adequately Cared For.
Birmingham Chapter No. 4 Disabled American Veterans.
Erected 1981 by Birmingham Chapter No. 4 Disabled American Veterans.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Military • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II.
Location. 33° 30.282′ N, 86° 49.812′ W. Marker is in Birmingham, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Memorial can be reached from 2nd Avenue North near 3rd Street North. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birmingham AL 35204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walker Memorial Church (approx. half a mile away); Wilson's RaidersOld Elyton Courthouse Bell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Racial Zoning (approx. 0.7 miles away); Smithfield (approx. ¾ mile away); Black Birmingham Housing (approx. ¾ mile away); Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘Letter From Birmingham Jail’ (approx. ¾ mile away); Urban Renewal, Urban Removal (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Birmingham.
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