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State of Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Dedicated July 4, 1987

 
 
State of Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
1. State of Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated to those who gave the
ultimate sacrifice for their country

This memorial built by major corporate sponsors including
Coors Brewing Company
The Kansas Coors Distributors Association
and many families and individuals who made this memorial possible

Maintained by
Kansas Operation Memorial
Vietman Veterans of America Chapter 344
and the City of Junction City

 
Erected 1987 by City of Junction City.
 
Location. 39° 1.655′ N, 96° 49.78′ W. Marker is in Junction City, Kansas, in Geary County. Marker is on Washington Street (State Highway 57) south of West 6th Street (State Highway 57), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Memorial is located in Junction City's Heritage Park. Marker is in this post office area: Junction City KS 66441, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Purple Heart Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Infantry Division Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial Arch
State of Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
2. State of Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Buffalo Soldier Memorial (approx. one mile away); Cholera Epidemic of 1855 (approx. 3.1 miles away); Vanguard of Freedom (approx. 3.1 miles away); Confederate POWs (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Junction City.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Two memorials to Kansas Vietnam Veterans.
 
Also see . . .  Geary County CVB. (Submitted on June 30, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.)
 
Categories. War, Vietnam
 
State of Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
3. State of Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Poem located on the memorial image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
4. Poem located on the memorial
"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you, and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go. Be not ashamed to say you loved them, though you may or may not always have. Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own. And in that time when men decide, and feel safe to call the war insane. Take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind." By Michael O'Donnell, killed in action 24 March 1970, Vietnam
detail from State of Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
5. detail from State of Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial
detail from State of Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
6. detail from State of Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial
To these men, and all men who died in other wars, this is their tribute.
detail from State of Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
7. detail from State of Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial
History will remember the war. Will America remember her men?
State of Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
8. State of Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker
left half of the back of the memorial.
State of Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
9. State of Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial Marker
right half of the back of the memorial.
detail from State of Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, May 10, 2011
10. detail from State of Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 500 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on May 16, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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