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Spirit of the Elbe

 
 
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By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2009
1. Spirit of the Elbe Marker
Inscription.

In recognition of the cooperation of American, Soviet, and Allied armed forces during World War II, this marker symbolizes the link up of Soviet and American elements at the Elbe River on 25 April 1945.

In tribute to the battle against tyranny.

[Russian Cyrillic translation]

Dedicated in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Link-up.
 
Erected 1995 by U.S.A. 50th Anniversary of World War II Commemoration Committee.
 
Location. 38° 52.624′ N, 77° 4.33′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker can be reached from Roosevelt Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in Section 7A of the National Cemetery, off the walkway west of Roosevelt Drive and northeast of the Tomb of the Unknowns. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Memorial Carillon at Arlington National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War Contemplative Bench (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, Inc. (about 300 feet away); Tomb of the Unknowns
Spirit of the Elbe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2009
2. Spirit of the Elbe Marker
(about 300 feet away); The Rakkasans (about 400 feet away); Third Infantry Division, U.S. Army (about 500 feet away); American Special Operations Forces (about 500 feet away); U.S. War Correspondent (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Additional keywords. 69th Infantry Division, U.S. Army; 58th Guards Division, 1st Ukranian Front, Red Army; Torgau, Germany; Tomb of the Unknowns.
 
Categories. MilitaryPeaceWar, World II
 
Tomb of the Unknowns image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2009
3. Tomb of the Unknowns
View from near the "Spirit of the Elbe" Marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 859 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on May 14, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 2, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on May 14, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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