Fort Scott in Bourbon County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
We were boys and we were young
We became men on that hill we overrun
Some of us lived, many of us died
For a moment with us abide
And join in prayer with me
To honor those of the combat infantry
Freedom Has A Price
The Protected Will Never Know
[Dedicated] Veteran's Day 2003
Erected 2003 by Fort Scott Company, The Combat Infantrymens Association; VFW Post #1165; American Legion Post #25; and DAV Chapter #6.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Heroes. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 2003.
Location. 37° 49.207′ N, 94° 41.66′ W. Marker is in Fort Scott, Kansas, in Bourbon County. Marker can be reached from 18th Street, on the left when traveling east. Monument is near the south entrance to the Fort Scott National Cemetery, 900 East National Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Scott KS 66701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured Fort Scott National Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jeannette Huntington Ware (about 600 feet away); In Memory of The Soldiers (approx. 0.2 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Scott National Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Normal Victory Bell (approx. one mile away); Mercy Hospital Cross (approx. 1.2 miles away); Eugene Ware Elementary School (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Scott.
Also see . . .
1. Combat Infantryman Badge. (Submitted on July 4, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Combat Infantrymen's Association. (Submitted on July 4, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 539 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.