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Mount Vernon in Jefferson County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Veterans Memorial

Lest We Forget

 
 
Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
1. Veterans Memorial
Inscription.  
In memory of
Jefferson County Veterans

"The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten."
Calvin Coolidge

To give a life is a miracle of God
To lose a veteran is an unforgettable memory

Dedicated December 7, 2002

A Veteran's Friend
Howard W. Phillips

 
Erected 2002 by American Legion Posts 141 and 1193; AMVETS Posts 4 and 148; DAV Chapter 28; Elks Lodge 819; VFW Posts 1376, 9153, and 9233, and Illinois National Guard.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #30 Calvin Coolidge series list.
 
Location. 38° 18.561′ N, 88° 55.439′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Illinois, in Jefferson County. Memorial is on 27th Street, 0.1 miles south of Logan Street, on the left when traveling south. Monument is in Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map
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. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Vernon IL 62864, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Vernon Oakwood Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); State of Illinois v. Illinois Central Railroad (approx. one mile away); The Illinois Supreme Court in Mt. Vernon (approx. one mile away); Attorney Abraham Lincoln (approx. one mile away); The Appellate Court in Mt. Vernon (approx. one mile away); Why Is Lincoln Beardless? (approx. one mile away); Appellate Courthouse (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
 
Veterans Memorial Quote image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
2. Veterans Memorial Quote
Veterans Memorial Saying image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
3. Veterans Memorial Saying
Veterans Memorial Sponsors image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
4. Veterans Memorial Sponsors
Veterans Memorial Sponsors image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
5. Veterans Memorial Sponsors
Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
6. Veterans Memorial
Veterans Memorial Representative Pavers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
7. Veterans Memorial Representative Pavers
Veterans Memorial Declaration image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., January 21, 2012
8. Veterans Memorial Declaration
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 836 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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