Nekoosa in Wood County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Nekoosa War Memorial
by parents, relatives and friends
to perpetuate the memory of
our valiant defenders of freedom
who made the supreme sacrifice.
World War I
Ashburn, Jerry · Goodness, Kenneth · Hagen, Ronald
Re-dedicated May 30, 1988
Erected 1960 by the Nekoosa-Port Edwards Veterans Memorial Association.
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: Military. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1856.
Location. 44° 18.905′ N, 89° 54.097′ W. Marker is in Nekoosa, Wisconsin, in Wood County. Marker can be reached from Park Street south of Market Street (Wisconsin Highway 173), on the left when traveling south. Memorial is located at the west side of the City of Nekoosa Municipal Building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 951 market Street, Nekoosa WI 54457, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ed “Strangler” Lewis (approx. 0.8 miles away); Point Basse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Point Basse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Point Bas (approx. 1.3 miles away); John Edwards Jr. (approx. 2.7 miles away); John Jones 2nd Burial Site (approx. 3.3 miles away); John Edwards Jr. Office Building (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nekoosa.
More about this memorial. The bronze plaque with the names of 34 area residents who died during the country's three wars was originally erected in front of the Nekoosa-Port Edwards Veterans Memorial Building (dedicated May 30, 1960 – now demolished). The building was a result of the combined efforts of the members of Hamel-Ruder Post No. 381, American Legion, Schuman-Arendt Post No. 5960, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and their auxiliaries.
Source: Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune; May 31, 1960.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 736 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2011, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.