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Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lest We Forget

 
 
Lest We Forget Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
1. Lest We Forget Marker
Inscription.  
This monument is presented to
the City of Petersburg
by
Petersburg Post No. 2
The American Legion
and affectionately dedicated
to our comrades who marched
out with us during the World
War, and did not come back
November 11th 1928

 
Erected 1928 by American Legion.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Spirit of the American Doughboy - E. M. Viquesney marker series.
 
Location. 37° 12.729′ N, 77° 23.85′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of South Sycamore Street (U.S. 301) and North Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on South Sycamore Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23805, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Petersburg (approx. half a mile away); First Battle of Petersburg (approx. half a mile away); Graham Road (approx. half a mile away); Poplar Lawn (approx. 0.7 miles away);
Dough Boy Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. Dough Boy Monument
Earliest Known Public High School for African Americans in Virginia (approx. mile away); Battery 31 (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Graham Road (approx. mile away); Peabody High School (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The American Legion. Petersburg Post No. 2 (Submitted on April 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Petersburg, Virginia Doughboy ::. This website also contains information on all known Viquesney Doughboys (there are about 140 of them throughout the U.S.); however the link refers only to the one at Petersburg, Virginia. (Submitted on February 27, 2012.) 

3. Who are "Doughboy" Searchers??::. This web site gives more detailed history, photos, and items. Also examples of other Viquesney works of Historical Art. (Submitted on February 27, 2012.) 
 
Categories. War, World I
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,012 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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