Knightstown in Henry County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Veterans Garden of Memories
We Dedicate this memorial to all veterans of United States Military Service.
The many who have served in the past, those serving today and those who will serve tomorrow.
They assist in preserving the Peace and Protecting us in time of conflict.
We owe them for our Freedom. A debt we can never repay.
(Henry County Area Veterans Memorial Committee)
( Left Large Panel ):
Above us now Old Glory waves
Reminding us of the living and those in graves
This hallowed place was built to remind us all
Of the debt we owe to those who stand tall
For every mother who shed a tear
Thinking of her Veteran dear
For every father whose chest filled with pride
As he watched them march away in stride
For the spouse and kids who were denied
Their loved ones closeness at their side
For those who served the peace so well
And others who fought their way through hell
Some served the past and came back to tell
How many of their friends had died and fell
Others stay back and protect our land
Certainly tomorrow some brigand band
Will challenge Lady Liberty to take a stand
They are our heroes one and all
Veterans who answer our Nation’s call
May God grant them a peaceful rest
Those who are America’s best
( Left Small Panel ):
Day is done, gone the sun
From the hills, from the lake,
From the skies.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Go to sleep, peaceful sleep,
May the soldier or sailor,
On the land or the deep,
safe in sleep.
( Right Large Panel ):
“God and soldier we adore
In times of danger not before
Danger past and all things righted
God is forgotten the soldier slighted”
“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.”
“I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”
( Right Small Panel ):
The Pledge of Allegiance
I pledge allegiance to
the United States of America.
And to the republic for which it stands.
One nation under God, indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
Location. 39° 47.776′ N, 85° 31.47′ W. Marker is in Knightstown, Indiana, in Henry County. Memorial is on Washington Street north of Historic National Road (a.k.a.: US 40), on the right when traveling north. Located on right from U.S. 40 (Historic National Road) opposite Town Square (past 'un-named' service street). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Knightstown IN 46148, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pvt. William Zion USMC (a few steps from this marker); A Gargantuan Undertaking (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary Soldiers of Henry County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Knightstown Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Knightstown Community Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Glen Cove IOOF Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Underground Station (approx. 6½ miles away); Richsquare (approx. 10½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Knightstown.
Also see . . . American Legion Knightstown Post 152. Facebook site (Submitted on September 1, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
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