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Stillwater in Washington County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Stillwater Veterans Memorial

 
 
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1. Veterans Memorial Plaques
Inscription.  
Veterans Memorial
Dedicated 2004

These plaques form a Wall of Honor that bears the names of the more than 100 service personnel who attended Stillwater area schools and lost their lives in times of war.

Veterans, living or dead, whose names appear on the granite walkway pavers, have been honored by family of friends.

"Our heroes will live as long as they are remembered."

Civil War

The War Between the States would see more Americans die in battle than any other war.

"No soldier, on any field, in this or any country, ever displayed grander heroism."
- General Winfield S. Hancock

Civil War
1861 - 1865
The War Between the States

William F. Bates, William Blackburn, George K. Campbell, Oscar L. Cornman, Paul R. Covoeizel, Gold T. Curtis, John B. Denneby, Adam Fansnaught, John E. Goundry, Charles H. Gove, August Koenig, Hiram Lawton, Enstice LeGarde, Louis Muller, Samuel B. Nickerson, Joseph Older, William S. Pierson, Andrew P. Quist, Charles F. Rowley, Ole Thompson

Spanish
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2. Veterans Memorial Plaques
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American War

1898
Remember the Maine

Paul J. Rhode

Spanish American War

America declares war on Spain after a United States ship is sunk in Cuba, leading to Spain losing Cuba and the Philippines.

"We have won so far at a heavy cost."
- Theodore Roosevelt

World War I

America sends her sons and daughters to Europe to help the Allies defeat Imperial Germany and liberate France and Belgium from their invaders.

"Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being."
- Kahlil Gibran

World War I
1914 - 1918
The War to End All Wars

Emil Anderson, Earl W. Beauvals, Frank Benson, Walter R. Berglund, Atwood B. Comfort, Clarence Edgar Deaner, Jacob D. Dergelees, R.H. Gillstrom, Russell Greeder, Frank E. Hinds, Hesley E. Jensen, Herman Klatt, Julias J. Kramer, Fred W. Kroll, Arthur LaVine, Roy McKean, Neil M. Moen, Hans Nelson, Isaac T. Nelson, Herbert T. Olson, Dwight Smithson, Walter Strom, Lawrence W. Swanson

World War II
1939 - 1945
The Global War

Robert J. Adkins, Clarence J. Beer, Stanley L. Buckley, Donald Callahan, Harry L. Carlson, Clifford A. Cedarbloom, Gale A. Chatterton, Gerald Herbert Cowles, John
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3. Veterans Memorial Plaques
Crimmins, Henry B. Cummins, John Davies, Robert E. Ecklund, Edward H. Effengham, George Eichenlaub, Robert A. Engstrom, Ludwig K. Falkum, James John Feely, Charles A. Frawley, Edgar Arthur Fritsche, William A. Glass, Harriet Gowen, Floyd O. Grove, Lawrence W. Gunderson, William L. Hallquist, John W. Irvine, Macleod Jones, Lauren L. Kelly, Warren Kendrick, Robert S. Kerr, Donald C.V. Larsen, Gerald R. Ulrick, Raymond V. Larson Jr., Curtis Julies Lee, Albert J. Lehmicke Jr., Herbert E. Loeber, Kenneth K. Lothson, Robert J. Lund, Robert Wm. Madsen, Richard L. Major, William C. McLaughlin, William J. McNulty, Richard J. Murphy, Giles Winton Owens, Harold G. Parnell, Herbert I. Piculell, Gale Elwyn Randall, Raymond R. Roettger Jr., Gordon Roland, Robert N. Rude, John J. Runk, William C. Rutherford, Francis I. Sampson, Paul Vernon Sanderson, James M. Schaffer, Everett Russell Sherman, Harold Mathias Soens, Robert L. Sontag, William J. Sutton, Gottlieb E. Swing, Roland Earl Thron, Norman E. Tweeten, Glenn V. Welander

World War II

World War II witnessed the mightiest struggle the world has ever known - a global war waged against democracy by dictators in Europe and the Pacific.

"December 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy."
- Franklin
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4. Veterans Memorial Plaques
D. Roosevelt

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."
- Albert Pike

Korean War

The first major military conflict of the Cold War demonstrated that the United States could oppose localized Communist aggression without escalating into a nuclear world war.

"Our nation honors her uniformed sons and daughters who answered their country's call to defend a country they did not know and a people they had never met."

Inscription on the Korean War Memorial, Washington DC

Korean War
1950 - 1953
The Forgotten War

John Kingsley Conroy, James Alfred Illa, Lyle Henry Krienke, Eugene Arthur Lassen, Henry E.J. Lohmer, Lawrence Archie Nelson, Rollyn Edmund Palm

Vietnam War
1959 - 1975
The Helicopter War

Robert Darrel Aubin, Brian Charles Brown, Gary David Graber, John Edward Hansen, James Russell Hicks, David Robert Kink, Michael Joseph Koller, Lloyd Martin Kuehn, William Russell Mackey Jr., Jeremiah Daniel McGarry, Harold John Smith

Vietnam War

Intervention in the South Vietnamese struggle against Communism drew the United States into an undeclared war, a war without front lines, a war against an elusive enemy.

"They
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5. Veterans Memorial Interior
became heroes because they recognized that some of the things they wanted to live for were also worth dying for."
- Steve Banko

Remember us.
We were our country's best.

Honoring Our Heroes...
Then, Now, and Forever

 
Erected 2004.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #26 Theodore Roosevelt series list.
 
Location. 45° 3.156′ N, 92° 48.472′ W. Marker is in Stillwater, Minnesota, in Washington County. Memorial can be reached from Pine Street West west of Third Street South (County Highway 23), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stillwater MN 55082, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the Stillwater High School (here, next to this marker); Civil War Flank Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Minnesota Territory 1849 – 1858 / Washington County Takes Shape (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington County Public Land Donation (about 300 feet away); Washington County Courthouse (about 400 feet
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6. Veterans Memorial Interior
away); Smithson Paper Box Company Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Northern States Power Company Division Offices (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stillwater.
 
Also see . . .  Stillwater Minnesota Veterans Memorial. Memorial homepage (Submitted on March 1, 2014.) 
 
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7. Military Emblems Under Spire
Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor image. Click for full size.
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8. Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor
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9. Stillwater Veterans Memorial
Flagpole and Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
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10. Flagpole and Veterans Memorial
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2014
11. Stillwater Veterans Memorial
Looking skyward from inside
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2014
12. Stillwater Veterans Memorial Pavers
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2014
13. Stillwater Veterans Memorial Pavers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 671 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on March 1, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   11, 12, 13. submitted on November 7, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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