North Augusta in Aiken County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Grenada • Panama • Persian Gulf Tribute
The eyes of the world
were upon you, the
hopes and prayers of
liberty loving people
marched with you to
oppression of people.
Erected 1993 by North Augusta City Council, American Legion Post 71, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, 2nd Iraq. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list.
Location. 33° 29.499′ N, 81° 58.329′ 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 in 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 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Viet Nam War Tribute (here, next to this marker); Korean War Tribute (a few steps from this marker); World War II Tribute World War I Tribute (a few steps from this marker); Spanish American War Tribute (within shouting distance of 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); Revolutionary War (within shouting distance of this marker); James Urquhart Jackson (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Augusta.
Also see . . .
1. The Invasion of Grenada, codenamed Operation Urgent Fury. a 1983 U.S.-led invasion of Grenada, a Caribbean island nation with a population of just over 100,000 located 100 miles (160 km) north of Venezuela. It was triggered by a military coup which ousted a brief revolutionary government. The successful invasion led to a change of government but was controversial due to charges of American imperialism, Cold War politics, the involvement of Cuba, the unstable state of the Grenadian government, and Grenada's status as a Commonwealth realm. ... (Submitted on June 4, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. The United States invasion of Panama, codenamed Operation Just Cause. the invasion of Panama by the United States in December 1989. It occurred during the administration of U.S. President George H. W. Bush, and ten years after the Torrijos–Carter Treaties were ratified to transfer control of the Panama Canal from the United States back to Panama by the year 2000. During the invasion, de facto Panamanian leader, general, and dictator Manuel Noriega was deposed, president-elect Guillermo Endara sworn into office and the Panamanian Defense Force dissolved. ... (Submitted on June 4, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
3. The Persian Gulf War (August 2, 1990 – February 28, 1991), referred to as the Gulf War. ... the final conflict, which was initiated with United Nations authorization, by a coalition force from 34 nations against Iraq, with the expressed purpose of expelling Iraqi forces from Kuwait after its invasion and annexation on 2 August 1990. ... (Submitted on June 4, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
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