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Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

"Double V" Memorial Flagpole

“Victory against fascism over there, Victory against Jim Crow over here.”

 
 
"Double V" Memorial Flagpole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 8, 2014
1. "Double V" Memorial Flagpole Marker
Inscription.  A lasting tribute to the Buffalo Soldiers of WWI and black veterans of WWII, who in service to God, Country, and Community, gave or risked their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today, while for them, these very freedoms were often denied.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsWar, World IWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Buffalo Soldiers series list.
 
Location. 32° 27.406′ N, 99° 43.357′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Memorial can be reached from Cottonwood Street 0.1 miles north of N. 7th Street. Marker is located in the southern section of the Abilene Municipal Cemetery; the above directions are to the nearest cemetery entrance to the marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abilene TX 79601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Middlebrook Willis (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Claiborne Walker Merchant (about 400 feet away); James Winford Hunt (about 600 feet away); Mexican-American / Americanization School
"Double V" Memorial Flagpole Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 8, 2014
2. "Double V" Memorial Flagpole Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Mount Zion Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Abilene African-American Schools (approx. ¼ mile away); Abilene Municipal Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Morgan Jones (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
 
"Double V" Memorial Flagpole image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 8, 2014
3. "Double V" Memorial Flagpole
"Double V" Memorial Flagpole image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 8, 2014
4. "Double V" Memorial Flagpole
View to east from Cottonwood Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 428 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 15, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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