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Lakewood in Chautauqua County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lakewood Honor Roll

 
 
Lakewood Honor Roll Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
1. Lakewood Honor Roll Marker
Inscription. You are standing at the exact site of the former World War II Honor Roll. In 1941 our nation was plunged into World War II, and immediately sons and daughters gave up their regular lives to serve our country. The village in March 1942 constructed this honor roll to recognize their commitments. They took the initiative as there was no American Legion Post or museum. Pike Ward, a local artist, Proceeded to paint the names of the enlistees. By the time the war ended, over 200 residents of the village had been placed on the board. In time, the board mysteriously disappeared during the late 50's. Upon searching, it was never found. Fortunately a picture had been taken with all the names visible. The Lakewood Museum saw fit to honor these heros and so set on the project, inviting the American Legion Post #1286 to join them. The drive was successful and reproduced by Hanson Sign Companies of Falconer, NY. After problems of placing the board in the village, it was placed at the American Legion, post #1286 at 124 Chautauqua Avenue where it can be viewed.

We would like to thank the following who made this Honor Roll possible. [names follow]
 
Erected 2013 by Lakewood History Committee. (Marker Number 13.)
 
Location. 42° 6.344′ 
Lakewood Honor Roll Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
2. Lakewood Honor Roll Marker
N, 79° 19.569′ W. Marker is in Lakewood, New York, in Chautauqua County. Marker is at the intersection of East Terrace Avenue and Chautauqua Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Terrace Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lakewood NY 14750, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Kent House and Second Kent House (a few steps from this marker); Lakeview House, Sterlingworth Hotel and Lakewood Country Club (a few steps from this marker); Packard Mansion (a few steps from this marker); Paul Sorg Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); Aull Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); New Holbrook Hotel (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chautauqua Avenue, Looking North to Lake (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chautauqua Avenue, Looking South (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakewood.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Lakewood Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
3. Lakewood Honor Roll
At the American Legion Post in Lakewood as described on the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2017, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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