This memorial is erected to commemorate the patriotism and devotion of our citizens who answered our country's call and served in the World War.
Let us have faith in that right makes might, and in that faith, let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it.
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To honor the memory of those who gave their lives for world freedom
Leonard Andrus Dalph Barker Elden Betz Frank Caldwell Edward Craig Benjamin Dingerson Harry Englehardt William Epps Alva Pinch John Fitzgibbons Fred Glassbrenner Edward Henkhause Fred Jackson William Keefe Edward Kniely Joseph Lippolet Charles Maguire George McCune Earl Osborn Albery Rupprecht Bert Russell Alfred Rudd Ovid Radcliff Karl Scherer Thaddeus Vaugen Maurice Walters
Dedicated to Those of WWII Korean Vietnam Wars
In solemn salute to those thousands of our comrades, brave men that they were, for whom there will be no homecoming ever.
Erected by East End Improvement Association.
Topics and series. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Military • War, World I. In addition, it is included in the Spirit of the American Doughboy - E. M. Viquesney series list.
Location. 38° 55.583′ N, 90° 10.667′ W. Marker is in Alton, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is on North Alby Street just north of Industrial Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4445 North Alby Street, Alton IL 62002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Plank Road (approx. 0.8 miles away); North Alton Confederate Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Confederate Cemetery Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel (approx. 1.8 miles away); Monticello College (approx. 1.8 miles away); Haskell Playhouse (approx. 1.9 miles away); Lyman Trumbull House (approx. 2 miles away); Godfrey Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alton.
More about this memorial. This memorial was originally located at the intersection of Henry and Fifth streets. The monument was moved to Riverside Park in 1942 and later moved to the VFW grounds on North Alby. It was at the VFW location were the stone marker for veterans of WWII, Korea and Vietnam was added.
The statue atop the pedestal is a replication of E. M. Viquesneys "Spirit of The American Doughboy".
Also see . . .
1. Alton, Illinois, Doughboy::. This website also contains information on all known Viquesney Doughboys (there are about 140 of them throughout the U.S.); however the link refers only to the one at Alton, Illinois. (Submitted on May 21, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
2. Who are "Doughboy" Searchers??::. This web site gives more detailed history, photos, and items. Also examples of other Viquesney works of Historical Art. (Submitted on May 21, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2012, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. This page has been viewed 731 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 20, 2012, by Mike Camero of Edwardsville, Illinois. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.