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Our Veterans’ Workplace - The World

☆"In Times of War and in Peace, All Gave Some, but Some Gave All."☆

 
 
Our Veterans' Workplace - The World Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 23, 2017
1. Our Veterans' Workplace - The World Marker
Inscription.

VETERAN: The term brings to mind the foremost notion of American patriotism and self-sacrifice. Dating back to our Revolution, near 50 million men and women joined the armed forces to defend our nation and its interests, knowingly putting their lives at risk. This selflessness ultimately brought about the legacy of honor, loyalty and love of country that transcend personal safety. In fact, millions of veterans did give their lives or sustained injury in the line of duty, for their nation and also their peers, now a legendary characteristic of our military services.

Illustrating America's strong emphasis on national security and worldwide stability, during its short history the United States has fought 15 wars and engaged in 12 major interventions, as well as literally hundreds of minor interventions, although always carrying deadly potential. The cost? - 1.3 million of "our own" made the "ultimate sacrifice" (Killed in Action, Missing in Action, deaths due to other hostile acts, as well as peacetime line-of-duty fatalities); the wounded and injured account for an additional 1.5 million casualties. This brings the total figure to about 2.8 million who understood the risk and paid the price of freedom. America's losses have been heart-wrenchingly high by any measure. Finally, we must keep in mind that all veterans, upon entering

Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park
the military service, faced the same unforeseen dangers, yet they marched forward into an uncertain future. That act alone demonstrates praiseworthy fortitude.

Here we, the beneficiaries of their service, honor America's veterans for their dedication to our country, especially those who gave their lives and those who sustained lifelong disabilities for our sake. Indeed, it is for these values and sacrifices that we pay homage to America's veterans. It is truly they who have made our nation "the home of the brave."

~Frank Kozlowski, PhD
USMC: 1969-1972
☆For Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park☆
September 2013

 
Erected by Concerned Citizens and Organizations. (Marker Number 2015.)
 
Location. 41° 45.714′ N, 76° 26.57′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and U.S. 6, on the left when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Bradford County Veterans Memorial Park, Towanda PA 18848, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Quintessential Soldier (here, next to this marker); Bradford County Roll of Honored Dead (here, next to this marker); Medal of Honor Recipients During the American Civil War (a few steps from this marker); The War Ravaged Tree (a few steps from this marker); United States Army (a few steps from this marker); The Keystone Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Train Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1922 Train Station (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towanda.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 10, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on November 22, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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