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All Wars Memorial

 
 
All Wars Memorial Marker </b>(west face) image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 28, 2008
1. All Wars Memorial Marker (west face)
Inscription. [Marker's West Face]:
Dedicated to the memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice, and in honor of all who served their country in time of need.
Duty
Honor
Country

[Marker's South Face]:
The Purple Heart is America's oldest military decoration, It was established and designed by General George Washington on August 7, 1782, then called the Badge of Military Merit.

On February 22, 1932, the Army War Department revived this award as the "Purple Heart" and on December 3, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt extended the Purple Heart Decoration to the Navy, Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard effective December 6, 1941. On November 12, 1952 the award eligibility was retroactively extended to April 5, 1917, to cover World War I.

Eligibilty requirements today for the Puprle Heart are to any member of the Armed Force or any Civilian National of the United States who while serving in any capacity with one of the United States Armed Forces, has been wounded or killed, or who has died or may hereafter die after being wounded in action against an enemy of the United States.

A Purple Heart will be issued to the next of kin of each person entitled to a posthumous award.

[Marker's East Face]:
Dedicated to the American prisoners
All Wars Memorial Marker </b>(south face) image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 28, 2008
2. All Wars Memorial Marker (south face)
The Purple Heart side.
of war and those missing in action
POW * MIA
You are not forgotten
"When you go home tell them of us and say for your tomorrow we gave our today."

[Marker's North Face]:
The Highest award our county bestows for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty.

The Medal of Honor

South Carolina Recipients
Anderson, Webster Atkins, Thomas E. Barker, Charles H. Dozier, James C. Foster, Gary Evans Hall, Thomas Lee Heriot, James D. ilton, Richmond H. Kennedy, John T. Knight, Noah O. Mabry, George L. Jr. McWhorter, William A. Smith, Furman L. Stowers, Freddie Villepigue, John C. Williams, Charles Q. Elliot, Middleton Stuart Floyd, Edward Howe, James D. Kennemore, Robert S. McGinty, John J. III Moffett, William A. Owens, Robert Allen Sullivan, Daniel Augustus Joseph Thornton, Michael Edwin Truesdell, Donald Leroy Watkins, Lewis G. Wheeler, George Huber Williams, James E.

These uncommonly courageous men hold the highest award a grateful nation bestows for valor on the battlefield. They are revered from the highest offices in the land. They should be known by the people.
 
Erected 1996.
 
Location.
All Wars Memorial Marker </b>(east face) image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 28, 2008
3. All Wars Memorial Marker (east face)
The POW MIA side.
34° 55.905′ N, 82° 13.308′ W. Marker is in Greer, South Carolina, in Spartanburg County. Marker is on Line Street (State Highway 101), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is between 16th street and 17th street. Marker is in this post office area: Greer SC 29651, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Greer Area Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Ronnie Eugene Norris Remembrance Fountain (a few steps from this marker); AH-1 Cobra Helicopter (within shouting distance of this marker); M106A1 Mortar Carrier (within shouting distance of this marker); Worth Barnett Overpass (approx. half a mile away); 101 Trade Street (approx. half a mile away); Indian Boundary Line (approx. half a mile away); Stone Mortar (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greer.
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryWar, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
All Wars Memorial Marker </b>(north face) image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 25, 2008
4. All Wars Memorial Marker (north face)
The Medal of Honor side.
All Wars Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 25, 2008
5. All Wars Memorial
The Wall image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 28, 2008
6. The Wall
The National Anthem / The Star-spangled Banner image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 28, 2008
7. The National Anthem / The Star-spangled Banner
The Declaration Of Independence image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 28, 2008
8. The Declaration Of Independence
The Bill of Rights image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 28, 2008
9. The Bill of Rights
The United States Constitution image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 28, 2008
10. The United States Constitution
Viet-nam    Cong-hoa image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 28, 2008
11. Viet-nam Cong-hoa
In Memory Of image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 28, 2008
12. In Memory Of
58,000 American soldiers and 250,000 Vietnamese Soldiers
who died for freedom
Vietnam War 1954 - 1975
To all who served & will serve in war or peace image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, August 28, 2008
13. To all who served & will serve in war or peace
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 970 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on August 30, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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