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Sandy in Clackamas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

The Vietnam Monument

Never to be Forgotten

 
 
The Vietnam Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 10, 2008
1. The Vietnam Monument Marker
Inscription.  [Marker on Monument's front]:
In memory of veterans who served in all wars
"Never to be Forgotten"

Donated to the City of Sandy, Oregon and dedicated on November 11, 1987 by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States of America Post 4273 and Auxiliary

[Marker on reverse of Monument]:
In loving memory
E. W. "Ernie" Eldridge
and all veterans of foreign wars
The Eldridge Family
 
Erected 1987 by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4273 and Auxiliary.
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1878.
 
Location. 45° 23.767′ N, 122° 15.577′ W. Marker is in Sandy, Oregon, in Clackamas County. Marker is at the intersection of Woodburn-Sandy Highway/Meinig Avenue (State Highway 211) and Mount Hood Highway/Pioneer Boulevard (U.S. 26), on the right when traveling north on Woodburn-Sandy Highway/Meinig Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17998 Meinig Ave, Sandy OR 97055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
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within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harold E. Babcock (approx. 8.4 miles away); Corbett (approx. 9˝ miles away); Samuel Hill – “Road Builder” (approx. 9˝ miles away); Chanticleer Point (approx. 9˝ miles away); a different marker also named Chanticleer Point (approx. 9.6 miles away); Historic Viola School (approx. 9.8 miles away); Vista House (approx. 9.9 miles away); Marshall N. Dana (approx. 9.9 miles away).
 
More about this monument. The artwork is by Roger McGee of Enterprise, Oregon. Sculpted first in clay, cast and sited in 1987 in Sandy, Oregon adjacent to Meinig Memorial Park (home of the annual Sandy Mountain Festival) and a fairly good donut shop.
 
Also see . . .  VFW Monument - Sandy, Oregon. The 7' 6" Vietnam era soldier, complete with worn boots, equipment belt and M-16 rifle stands upon a 3 foot two tiered, exposed aggregate cement base. (Submitted on June 27, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
The Vietnam Monument Marker (Reverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 10, 2008
2. The Vietnam Monument Marker (Reverse)
The Vietnam Monument and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 10, 2008
3. The Vietnam Monument and Marker
The Vietnam Monument and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 10, 2008
4. The Vietnam Monument and Marker
The Vietnam Monument and Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 10, 2008
5. The Vietnam Monument and Marker (reverse)
The Vietnam Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 10, 2008
6. The Vietnam Monument
The Vietnam Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 10, 2008
7. The Vietnam Monument
The Vietnam Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 10, 2008
8. The Vietnam Monument
The Vietnam Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 10, 2008
9. The Vietnam Monument
Sculptor's Signature image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 10, 2008
10. Sculptor's Signature
Roger McGee, 1987
Nearby Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin W., June 10, 2008
11. Nearby Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,903 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on June 27, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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