North Augusta in Aiken County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
World War I Tribute
1914 — 1918
Dedicated to the men
and women who served
in the great war which
was believed to be the
final war of human
liberty and the "war to
end all wars".
Erected 1993 by North Augusta City Council , American Legion Post 71, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list.
Location. 33° 29.491′ N, 81° 58.337′ W. Marker is in North Augusta, South Carolina, in Aiken County. Memorial is on Georgia Avenue (U.S. 25) near West Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Located at the Wade Hampton Veterans Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North Augusta SC 29841, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II Tribute (here, next to this marker); Korean War Tribute (a few steps from this marker); Viet Nam War Tribute (a few steps from this marker); Spanish American War TributeGrenada Panama Persian Gulf Tribute (a few steps from this marker); War Between The States Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); Mexican War Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); War of 1812 Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Augusta.
Also see . . . World War I, Wikipedia entry. The United States originally pursued a policy of isolationism, avoiding conflict while trying to broker a peace...
In January 1917, after the Navy pressured the Kaiser, Germany resumed unrestricted submarine warfare. Britain's secret Royal Navy cryptanalytic group, Room 40, had broken the German diplomatic code. They intercepted a proposal from Berlin (the Zimmermann Telegram) to Mexico to join the war as Germany's ally against the United States, should the U.S. join. The proposal suggested that if the U.S. were to enter the war then Mexico should declare war against the United States and enlist Japan as an ally. This would prevent the United States from joining the Allies and deploying troops to Europe, and would give Germany more time for their unrestricted submarine warfare program to strangle Britain's vital war supplies. In return, the Germans would promise Mexico support in reclaiming the territory of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona that Mexico lost during the Mexican-American War 70 years prior.... (Submitted on May 28, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,051 times since then and 278 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.