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Bella Vista in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

United States Commanders in Chief

 
 
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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
1. United States Commanders in Chief Marker
Inscription.  

[Written on the initial marker, provided for context]
Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following plaques. Each has served either on Active Duty, in the National Guard or in the Reserves. History will judge their performance as President and as Commander in Chief, usually long after they have served. Each President is to be commended for their service and each fill the office of President in a particular time-frame, confronted with unique problems and circumstances. It is fitting that we honor their service here.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President
President Kennedy served in the US Navy during WWII in the Pacific, attaining the rank of Lieutenant. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Navy & Marine Corps Medal. He was the fourth US President to be assassinated on November 22, 1963.

Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President
President Johnson served in the US Navy during WWII in the South Pacific attaining the rank of Lt. Commander. He was awarded the Silver

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Star. In 1949, he made Commander in the US Naval Reserve.

Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th President
President Nixon served in the US Navy during WWII in the Pacific with South Pacific Combat Air Transport Command, attaining the rank of Lt. Commander.

Gerald Rudolph Ford, 38th President
President Ford served in the US Naval Reserve during WWII in the Pacific theater aboard CVI-26 (Monterey) as assistant navigator, attaining the rank of Lt. Commander, earning 10 battle stars. (Only President of the US not elected President or Vice President).
 
Erected 2012 by the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas and Many Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPatriots & PatriotismWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #35 John F. Kennedy, the Former U.S. Presidents: #36 Lyndon B. Johnson, the Former U.S. Presidents: #37 Richard M. Nixon, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #38 Gerald R. Ford, Jr. series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is November 22, 1963.
 
Location. 36° 26.005′ N, 94° 13.796′ W. Marker is in Bella Vista, Arkansas, in Benton County. Marker is at the Veterans Wall of Honor. Touch for map. Marker is

United States Commanders in Chief Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
2. United States Commanders in Chief Markers
at or near this postal address: 103 Veterans Way, Bella Vista AR 72714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named United States Commanders in Chief (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named United States Commanders in Chief (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named United States Commanders in Chief (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named United States Commanders in Chief (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named United States Commanders in Chief (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named United States Commanders in Chief (here, next to this marker); Purple Heart (here, next to this marker); Silver Star Medal (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bella Vista.
 
More about this marker. These markers read right to left since the natural visitor flow at the memorial is to view them in a clockwise fashion.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lyndon B. Johnson (White House bio). (Submitted on January 31, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Richard M. Nixon (White House bio). (Submitted on January 31, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Gerald R. Ford (White House bio).
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
(Submitted on January 31, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 31, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on January 27, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on November 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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