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Rosholt in Portage County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Rosholt War Memorial

Rosholt War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, July 12, 2010
1. Rosholt War Memorial
In Memoriam
World War II

Luther J. Bestul
Leonard L. Dahlen
Onufry Dzwonkoski
Emory J. Nelson
Nick C. Ostrowski

Joseph S. Berna
David E. Halverson
Ernest M. Kaminski

The whole earth is the tomb of heroic men and their story is not graven only on stone over their clay but abides everywhere without visible symbol woven into the stuff of other men's lives

Patriotism is not enough; I must have no hatred or bitterness for anyone
**Edith Cavell
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, KoreanWar, World II.
Location. 44° 37.676′ N, 89° 18.202′ W. Marker is in Rosholt, Wisconsin, in Portage County. Memorial is at the intersection of East Grand Avenue (State Highway 66) and Depot Street on East Grand Avenue. Marker is at Nelson-Kaminski American Legion Post 509. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 290 East Grand Avenue, Rosholt WI 54473, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rosholt (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rosholt Saw Mill
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Iola Winter Sports Club (approx. 7.8 miles away); South New Hope Lutheran Church (approx. 8.1 miles away); Jordan Dam and Power Plant (approx. 10.4 miles away); A Line in Time (approx. 11 miles away); School House Ski Hill (approx. 11.7 miles away); Iola and Northern Depot Station Number 66 (approx. 11.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rosholt.
More about this memorial. The quote in the memorial from historian Thucydides was by Greek statesman Pericles; sources have the word "graven" in the quote as "given."

British nurse Edith Cavell, 49, was executed by a German firing squad for helping Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium during World War I.
Additional commentary.
1. Thucydides / Pericles quote
The inscription on this memorial is correct, it is "graven", not "given". It is taken from a speech given in 431 BC by Pericles (according to Thucydides).

There are many ways to translate an ancient Greek text so you can find several variations of the words. Here's another version:

"The whole earth is the sepulchre of famous men; they are honoured not only by columns and inscriptions in their own land, but in foreign nations on memorials graven not on stone but in the hearts and minds of men."
    — Submitted August 5, 2010, by Adam Brown of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Rosholt War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, July 12, 2010
2. Rosholt War Memorial
Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 609 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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