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World War I Monument

 
 
Inscription 1- Front Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, April 26, 2017
1. Inscription 1- Front Plaque
Inscription. (front)
In memory of the men of Suffolk and Nansemond County who gave their lives in the World War
1917-1919

They sought not glory, but their country’s good and died that right, which is more precious than peace, might prevail.

(side)
This tablet is erected as a tribute to the men of Suffolk and Nansemond County, Virginia who died in the service of their country in the Great War.
1917-1918

Ernest Baker • Hinton A. Darden • Claud D. Daughtrey • Gilliam Edwards • Charles O. Edwards • Enos H. Fretz • Reuben P. Gardner • James H. Gomer • Thomas C. Hamilton • George R. Harcum • Vernon M. Herrick • George A. Holloman • Herbert R. Holloman • Clarence E. Horton • Henry V. Jernigan • Clarence Jones • David J. Lassiter • Meigs M. Lassiter • Mitchell F. Lloyd • Sidney T. Norfleet • William E. Odom • Richard E. Parker • David L. Pitt • Bernard Radford • Herbert B. Ragsdale • Harry M. Richards • Charles L. Scott • Sam Turner • William A. Walters • Edward B. Walton • Johnnie N. Whedbee. COLORED William Anthony • Elijah Baker • John Brinkley • Berry Dunning • Ben Freeman • Arthur Geter • Willie L. Lee • Monroe Lloyd • John H. Nichols • Rosser Spivey

(rear)
Those who die for love of country sleep peacefully. Those who live to "carry on" hold high the torch that lights
Inscription 2 – Left-side Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, April 28, 2017
2. Inscription 2 – Left-side Plaque
the flame of patriotism in the hearts of our children.

Anno Domini
MCMXXXI
 
Erected 1931.
 
Location. 36° 44.086′ N, 76° 34.875′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker is on Mahan Street east of Main Street (Virginia Route 32), in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Suffolk VA 23434, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Korea and Vietnam Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Militia of Suffolk and Nansemond County (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Watering Fountain (about 500 feet away); Confederate Monument (about 600 feet away); Siege of Suffolk (about 600 feet away); Remembrance Garden Monuments (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suffolk.
 
Regarding World War I Monument. A list of 41 names is on the left-side plaque. This monument, dedicated in 1931, was located originally at the intersection of North Main Street and Milner Road (probably, present-day Constance Road). It was later moved to Cedar Hill Cemetery’s entrance due to
Inscription 2 – Back Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, April 26, 2017
3. Inscription 2 – Back Plaque
an increase in traffic.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
A close-up of the World War I Monument, looking east. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, May 10, 2017
4. A close-up of the World War I Monument, looking east.
The monument is a part of a war memorial exhibition known as Monument Alley. Displayed in fourth position, it stands behind a 1944 artillery cannon (not visible) and before the Spanish War Veterans Memorial (background). Cedar Hill Cemetery’s main entry gate is in the far background.
The monument faces west. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, May 10, 2017
5. The monument faces west.
In the background is a 1944 artillery cannon.
The artillery cannon on Monument Alley. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, April 26, 2017
6. The artillery cannon on Monument Alley.
The median strip on Mahan Street is a war memorial exhibition known as Monument Alley. Displayed in third position, the cannon stands between the World War II Memorial (not visible) and World War I, directly behind it. Also pictured in this eastward view is the Spanish War Veterans Memorial (center, background) and Cedar Hill Cemetery’s main entry gate (far background).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 19, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.   6. submitted on May 18, 2017, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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