Stillwater in Washington County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Stillwater Veterans Memorial
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."
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
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
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
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."
"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
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
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
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
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.
- Steve Banko
We were our country's best.
Honoring Our Heroes...
Then, Now, and Forever
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 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.)
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.