Peru in Miami County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Miami County Navy Mothers Club 402
“These heroes are dead.
They died for Liberty - They died for us.
They are at rest.
They sleep in the land they made free.
Under the flag they rendered stainless.
Under the solemn pines.
The sad hemlocks.
The tearful willows.
The embracing vines.
They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds.
Careless alike of sunshine or storm.
Each in the windowless palace of rest.
Earth may run red with other wars - they are at peace.
In the midst of battles. In the roar of conflict.
They found the serenity of death.”
Erected by Miami County Navy Mothers Club 402.
Location. 40° 45.238′ N, 86° 4.137′ W. Marker is in Peru, Indiana, in Miami County. Marker is on East Main Street east of South Broadway Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located on the South/West lawn of the Miami County Courthouse in Peru, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Peru IN 46970, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War I Monument (here, next to this marker); Miami County (Indiana) W. W. II War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Miami County Korean - Viet Nam War Memorial Replica of the Statue of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); House of Chief Richardville (approx. 2.6 miles away); Burial Place of Francis Godfroy (approx. 4 miles away); Chief Francis Godfroy's Council Chambers (approx. 4 miles away); Miami Indian Mills (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peru.
Regarding Miami County Navy Mothers Club 402. The poem quoted on the Miami County War Memorial was written by Robert G. Ingersoll (born 8-11-1833 / died 7-21-1899). He was a Colonel in the United States Army among other achievements.
See the attached link for a brief biography and a copy of the poem (at times titled - "On Memorial Day".
Also see . . . Robert G. Ingersoll - - Biography::. Courtesy "arlingtoncemetery.net" is a copy of the poem, a biography of Robert G. Ingersoll, and his photograph. (Submitted on July 5, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
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