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Waconia in Carver County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Veterans Memorial

 
 
World War II Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
1. World War II Memorial
Inscription.  
World War II
Poland - Battle of the Atlantic - Pearl Harbor - Bataan - Corregidor - Coral Sea - Midway - Guadalcanal - North Africa - Bismarck Sea - Salerno - Tarawa - Kwajalein - Normandy - Southern France - The Rhine - Marianas - Leyte Gulf - Philippines - Iwo Jima - Okinawa - Japan
(Military Service Emblems)

(Veterans of Foreign Wars Emblem)
World War II
1 September 1939 - 2 September 1945
Dedicated to those men and women of the Waconia community who were called and served their country during this World War.
...We were young. We have died. Remember us.
GM2c Vincent W. Uecker · 11 Sep 1943
Pvt Donald A. Johnson · 6 May 1944
Sgt Frank Vojtisek · 27 Feb 1945
T Sgt Jerome L. Gorres · 13 Jun 1945
S1c George Wm. Greengo · 27 Sep 1945

(Veterans of Foreign Wars Emblem)
Korean War
25 June 1950 — 27 July 1953
This Korean War Veteran's Memorial honors those men and women of the
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Waconia community who answered the call to "defend a country they never knew and a people they never met" and through their actions demonstrated that freedom must be vigilantly guarded.
"Lest We Forget...
the Dead, the Missing, the Captured,
the Wounded
Freedom Is Not Free"
(Military Service Emblems)

Vietnam
28 February 1959
7 May 1975
In Honor of
and Appreciation
to Waconia Area
Vietnam Veterans
U.S. Casualties
K.I.A. 58, 156
W.I.A. 303,704
M.I.A. 2,338
(Military Service Emblems)

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World II.
 
Location. 44° 50.991′ N, 93° 47.026′ W. Marker is in Waconia, Minnesota, in Carver County. Memorial can be reached from East Main Street west of South Spruce Street, on the left when traveling west. Memorial is in City Square Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 East Main Street, Waconia MN 55387, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Oh Shocks! (approx.
World War II Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
2. World War II Memorial
south side
0.7 miles away); "Golden Buckle of the Dairy Belt" (approx. 4 miles away); Commemorating Wendelin Grimm (approx. 4.1 miles away); Grimm Farm Historic Site (approx. 4.1 miles away); Clearing the Land, Making a Home (approx. 4.1 miles away); St. Bonifacius: A Cold War Battlefront (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waconia.
 
Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
3. Korean War Memorial
Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
4. Korean War Memorial
map; south side
Vietnam Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
5. Vietnam Memorial
Vietnam Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
6. Vietnam Memorial
map; west side
Waconia Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
7. Waconia Veterans Memorial
Waconia Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
8. Waconia Veterans Memorial
Nearby World War II Sherman Tank image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
9. Nearby World War II Sherman Tank
Carver County Historical Society
555 West First Street
Sherman Tank, WW II image. Click for full size.
Photographed By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
10. Sherman Tank, WW II
Sherman tanks are medium weight tanks used in World War II, starting in 1942. The United States developed Sherman tanks to fight Germany. The Sherman was smaller but quicker and less expensive to produce than Germany's tanks.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 690 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on March 13, 2014, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

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