Palatka in Putnam County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Veterans Memorial Plaza
This memorial is raised not for the cause of war, nor for the prizes of victory: rather, it is dedicated in honor of the men who fought and died for freedom.
While war is abhorrent to all civilized men, conflict is often necessary for the achievement of peace. To this proposition, our sons have often given their lives.
For their sacrifice, it is only proper that that those who still live should always remember those who so nobly went forth for the cause of peace, that they may not have died in vain.
Location. 29° 38.733′ N, 81° 37.749′ W. Marker is in Palatka, Florida, in Putnam County. Memorial is on Memorial Parkway north of Laurel Street, on the right when traveling north. The Memorial Fountain is part of a series of memorials located in Palatka's Riverside Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Palatka FL 32177, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodmen of the World Vietnam Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Basil C. Pearce Jr. USS Tang Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Putnam County High School Band WWII Memorial The Spirit of the American Doughboy (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); City of Palatka Florida 9/11 Memorial (about 800 feet away); Hotel James (about 800 feet away); Fort Shannon (about 800 feet away); The Hammock (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palatka.
Categories. • War, World I • War, World II •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 339 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.