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Veterans Memorial

All Gave Some Some Gave All

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2016
1. Veterans Memorial Dedication
Inscription.

This Memorial is dedicated to all the men and women that served in any of the five branches of the US military. Thank you for your Service and Sacrifice.

Taps
This monument sculpture rests on a triangular base representing the folded American flag and symbolizing the support of the American people. Three rifles form a pyramid with the barrels down symbolizing the fallen. Extending from the right corner of the base is a 1903 Springfield rifle that was used during WWI. In the left corner is an M-1 Garand rifle from WWII and in the back corner is an M-16 rifle representing the Vietnam War to the modern era. The stocks of the guns come together in the middle forming a pyramid. Atop the pyramid is a "steel pot" combat helmet that was used from WWII through the Korean and Vietnam War[s]. Under the pyramid is a Civil War era bugle, which serves to bring the entire composition together.

Remember Them
If you are able, save for them a place inside of you and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.

Be not ashamed to say you loved them, though you may or may not have always.
Take what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own.

And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane,
take one moment to embrace

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By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2016
2. Veterans Memorial Marker
those gentle heroes you left behind.

Major Michael Davis O'Donnell
January 1, 1970
Dak To, Vietnam

Major O'Donnell was Killed-in Action in Cambodia on March 24, 1970


 
Location. 39° 50.731′ N, 84° 25.472′ W. Marker is in Brookville, Ohio, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Arlington Road and Upper Lewisburg-Salem Road, on the left when traveling south on Arlington Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brookville OH 45309, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Battlefield Cross" (here, next to this marker); Joseph Justin Heltsley (here, next to this marker); Thomas Franklin Herkins (here, next to this marker); Euphemia (approx. 6.1 miles away); Englewood Veterans Monument (approx. 6.6 miles away); National Road US 40 (approx. 6.6 miles away); Englewood (approx. 6.9 miles away); Dayton Western Turnpike Milestone (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookville.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2016
3. Veterans Memorial Marker
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2016
4. Veterans Memorial
Veterans Memorial Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2016
5. Veterans Memorial Sculpture
Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 13, 2016
6. Veterans Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 29, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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