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42nd Infantry (Rainbow) Division National Memorial

 
 
42nd Infantry (Rainbow) Division National Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2017
1. 42nd Infantry (Rainbow) Division National Memorial Marker
Inscription.

This open air theatre is dedicated as a living memorial to our comrades of World War I and World War II who gave their lives in the service of their beloved country.

It looks across to the Cookson Hills, the site of Camp Gruber, where the division trained from it's reactivation at the division's 25th Reunion on July 14, 1943 until it left for combat in Europe in 1944.

Dedicated at the Rainbow's 58th Annual Reunion July 13, 1976 to the people of Muskogee and their visitors
 
Erected 1976 by the Rainbow Division Veterans Memorial Foundation, Inc.
 
Location. 35° 46.135′ N, 95° 24.881′ W. Marker is in Muskogee, Oklahoma, in Muskogee County. Touch for map. The amphitheater is in Honor Heights Park, about 1000 feet north of the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 Honor Heights Drive, Muskogee OK 74401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Muskogee Nation Commemorative Stone (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Agency (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Union Agency (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Agency Building (approx.

42nd Infantry (Rainbow) Division National Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2017
2. 42nd Infantry (Rainbow) Division National Memorial
0.2 miles away); Dr. John Hutchings White (approx. 0.2 miles away); "The Sentry" (approx. 0.2 miles away); American Society of Landscape Architects Centennial Medallion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Better Homes & Gardens' Highest Community Honor (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Muskogee.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rainbow Division Veterans Foundation. (Submitted on October 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History & Bibliography of the "Rainbow". (Submitted on October 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. "The 42nd Infantry Division" in the Holocaust Encyclopedia. (Submitted on October 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. 42d Infantry Division WWII Organization. (Submitted on October 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, World IWar, World II
 
42nd Infantry (Rainbow) Division National Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 26, 2017
3. 42nd Infantry (Rainbow) Division National Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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