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Eden Valley in Meeker County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Eden Valley Veterans Memorial

 
 
Eden Valley Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
1. Eden Valley Veterans Memorial
with military service emblems
Inscription.  
To Honor and Remember
All Veterans
Who Served in the
Armed Forces of the
United States of America


Dedicated 2008

 
Erected 2008 by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 45° 19.387′ N, 94° 32.825′ W. Marker is in Eden Valley, Minnesota, in Meeker County. Memorial is on State Street (State Highway 22) north of Meeker Avenue (State Highway 55), on the left when traveling north. Memorial is at American Legion Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eden Valley MN 55329, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Park (approx. 6.7 miles away); Forest City War Memorial (approx. 9.2 miles away); Site of Forest City Stockade (approx. 9.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.6 miles away); Assumption Chapel (AKA Grasshopper Chapel)
Got Your Back image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
2. Got Your Back
west side of monument
I am a small and precious child, my dad’s been sent to fight. The only place I’ll see his face, is in my dreams at night. He will be gone too many days for my young mind to keep track. I may be sad, but I am proud... My daddy’s got your back. • I am a caring mother. My son has gone to war. My mind is filled with worries that I have never known before. Everyday I try to keep my thoughts from turning black. I may be scared, but I am proud... My son has got your back. • I am a strong and loving wife, with a husband soon to go. There are times I’m terrified in a way most never know. I bite my lip, and force a smile as I watch my husband pack. My heart may break, but I am proud... My husband’s got your back… • I am a soldier… Serving proudly, standing tall. I fight for freedom, yours and mine by answering this call. I do my job while knowing, the thanks it sometimes lacks. Say a prayer that I’ll come home... It’s me who’s got your back.
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(approx. 11.2 miles away); G.A.R. Hall (approx. 13½ miles away); Grand Army of the Republic Hall / Litchfield's Historic Downtown (approx. 13½ miles away).
 
Eden Valley Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
3. Eden Valley Veterans Memorial
Anchor image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
4. Anchor
American Legion Memorial Park
Leased & Maintained by Eden Valley Post 381
An Eden Valley Lions electronic marquee is to the right of the photographer.
Small Monument at Memorial image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 24, 2013
5. Small Monument at Memorial
In loving memory of our father Jacob N. Bischof • U.S. Army Air Corp. World War II • June 29, 1920 - Sept. 25, 1972.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 21, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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