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Bladensburg in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bladensburg Monuments

Honoring their Service

 

— Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —

 
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Photographed By Allen C. Browne, October 18, 2014
1. Bladensburg Monuments Marker
Inscription.  
This crossroads has become a place for communities to commemorate their residents in service and death. Among the memorials dedicated here is the "Undaunted in Battle" Monument to those who served and died in the War of 1812 and the Battle of Bladensburg.

The large Memorial Cross in the center of the crossroads, constructed between 1919 and 1925, is dedicated to the "soldiers, sailors, and marines" who died in World War I. Memorial Cross marks the beginning of the National Defense Highway between Bladensburg and Annapolis.

A tablet installed in 1944 and updated in 1946 and 1953 honors those who died in World War II. The bronze plate reads "In Memory of the Men and Women of Prince George's County who made the supreme sacrifice that freedom might live." The fourth monument, begun in 1982, is dedicated to those who served and died in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The memorial is inscribed with "Duty, Honor, Country."

After the tragedies of September 11, 2001, the town of Bladensburg dedicated a memorial to those who died in the attacks. The inscription reads "Prince Georges County honors those who lost their
Bladensburg Monuments Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, October 18, 2014
2. Bladensburg Monuments Marker
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lives on September 11,2001. We will always remember them."
 
Erected 2014 by National Park Service.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812War, World IWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 11, 1857.
 
Location. 38° 56.455′ N, 76° 56.467′ W. Marker is in Bladensburg, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Upshur Street and Alternate U.S. 1. Marker is on the north end of Bladensburg Balloon Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bladensburg MD 20710, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. British Advance (here, next to this marker); The Road to the Capital (a few steps from this marker); George Washington House (a few steps from this marker); Indian Queen Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Undaunted In Battle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peace Cross (about 600 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); World War II Honor Roll (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bladensburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Links to the HMDb entries mentioned on this wayside.
 
Peace Cross image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, October 18, 2014
3. Peace Cross
Close-up of Cassi Hayden photo on marker
World War II Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, October 18, 2014
4. World War II Honor Roll
Close-up of Cassi Hayden photo on marker
Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, October 18, 2014
5. Veterans Memorial

Korea
June 1950 — July 1953

Vietnam
July 1959 — May 1973

Close-up of Cassi Hayden photo on marker
Undaunted in Battle Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, October 18, 2014
6. Undaunted in Battle Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 617 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 20, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 9, 2022