Michigan City in LaPorte County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Michigan City World War I Memorial
Who Answered Their
Country's Call in the
1917 — 1918
Erected 1926 by Service Star Legion War Mothers of Michigan City, Ind.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
Location. 41° 43.476′ N, 86° 54.2′ W. Marker is in Michigan City, Indiana, in LaPorte County. Memorial is at the intersection of Lake Shore Drive and Perry Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Lake Shore Drive. Marker is located in Washington Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Michigan City IN 46360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Michigan City Civil War Monument (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Park Historic District (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Washington Park Historic District (about 700 feet away); Millennium Plaza (about 700 feet away); Roger J. McKee Memorial Fountain (approx. 0.2 miles away); S S Eastland DisasterMichigan City Lighthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Michigan City Spanish War Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Michigan City.
More about this memorial. The Service Star Legion unveiled the monument on November 11, 1926, Armistice Day. The monument is 22 feet tall and is made of North Pearl granite with a base of Bedford marble. Sealed within the base of the monument is a copper-lined box with parchment written in waterproof ink. The parchment contains the names of the servicemen who died in the war, the names of Michigan City's Gold Star Mothers and War Mothers of the Service Star Legion, and a history of the monument. (Source: Welcome to Washington Park - Tour the Many Historical Sites & Monuments by Patricia Gruse Harris, May 2013)
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