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Versailles in Ripley County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ripley County Veterans Memorial

 
 
Full View - - Ripley County Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. Full View - - Ripley County Veterans Memorial Marker
Inscription.
( Memorial - Front )

( Across Base )

God - - - Duty - - - Honor - - - Country

( Two Up-rights )

- -“Seals”- -
Army Marine Corps. Air Force
- -“Seals”- -
Navy Coast Guard Merchant Marine

( Center Panel )


In Honor of all
Veterans of Military
Service and dedicated
to the men and women
of Ripley County
who served their
Country so unselfishly
in times of war and
in times of peace


( Left Panel )

O beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved, and mercy more than life!
America! America! May God thy gold refine,
Till all success be nobleness, and every gain divine.


( Right Panel )

O beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years,
Thine alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human tears!
America! America! God shed his grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.


( Memorial - Obverse Side )

( Across Base )

Have - - - Not - - - Forgotten

( Two Up-rights )
- -“Seals”- - Navy Coast
Center Panel - - Ripley County Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
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2. Center Panel - - Ripley County Veterans Memorial Marker
Guard Merchant Marine
- -“Seals”- - Army Marine Corps. Air Force

( Center Panel )

Revolutionary War
Apr. 19, 1775 - - Sept. 3, 1783
4,435 lives lost

War of 1812
June 18, 1812 - - Jan. 8, 1815
2,260 lives lost

Mexican War
May 13, 1846 - - Feb. 2, 1848
13,283 lives lost

Civil War
Apr. 12, 1861 - - May 26, 1865
620,000 lives lost

Spanish American War
Apr. 25, 1898 - - Dec. 10, 1898
2,446 lives lost

World War I
Apr. 6, 1917 - - Nov. 11, 1918
116,516 lives lost

World War II
Dec. 7, 1941 - - Dec. 31, 1946
405,399 lives lost

Korea
June 25, 1950 - - July 27, 1953
54,246 lives lost

Vietnam War
Aug. 4, 1964 - - Jan. 27, 1973
58,167 lives lost

Grenada
Oct. 25, 1983 - - Nov. 2, 1983
19 lives lost

Panama
Dec. 20, 1989 - - Jan. 31, 1990
23 lives lost

Desert Shield / Storm
Aug. 7, 1990 - - Apr. 11, 1991
390 lives lost

Somalia
Dec. 9, 1992 - - Mar. 28, 1994
44 lives lost
 
Location. 39° 4.311′ N, 85° 15.088′ W.
Left Panel - - Ripley County Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
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3. Left Panel - - Ripley County Veterans Memorial Marker
Marker is in Versailles, Indiana, in Ripley County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and Tyson Street, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Located on the South/East lawn of the Ripley County Courthouse in Versailles, Indiana. Marker is in this post office area: Versailles IN 47042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eleazer Wheelock Ripley (a few steps from this marker); Morgan's Raid (a few steps from this marker); General John Morgan (a few steps from this marker); Stephen S. Harding (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Masonic Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ripley County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); John Hunt Morgan's Code of Honor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Johnson Watts (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Versailles.
 
Categories. Military
 
Right Panel - - Ripley County Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
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4. Right Panel - - Ripley County Veterans Memorial Marker
Obverse Center Panel - - Ripley County Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
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5. Obverse Center Panel - - Ripley County Veterans Memorial Marker
Wide View - - Ripley County Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
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6. Wide View - - Ripley County Veterans Memorial Marker
Some of the many - Memorial Bricks . . . image. Click for full size.
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7. Some of the many - Memorial Bricks . . .
Bench - - Milan Post #6234 - Milan, In. image. Click for full size.
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8. Bench - - Milan Post #6234 - Milan, In.
Bench - - William A. Gilland Post 267 - Osgood, In. image. Click for full size.
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9. Bench - - William A. Gilland Post 267 - Osgood, In.
Bench - - Smith - Ashcraft - Kissell Post 235 - Milan, In. image. Click for full size.
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10. Bench - - Smith - Ashcraft - Kissell Post 235 - Milan, In.
Bench - - DAV Chapter #22 - Batesville, In. image. Click for full size.
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11. Bench - - DAV Chapter #22 - Batesville, In.
Bench - - Versailles Post #17 - Auxiliary of Amvets image. Click for full size.
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12. Bench - - Versailles Post #17 - Auxiliary of Amvets
Bench - - Brown Township Post #247 - Friendship, In. image. Click for full size.
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13. Bench - - Brown Township Post #247 - Friendship, In.
Bench - - Leora Weare Post #173 - Versailles, In. image. Click for full size.
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14. Bench - - Leora Weare Post #173 - Versailles, In.
Bench - - Keene - Henneke Post #9987 - Napoleon, In. image. Click for full size.
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15. Bench - - Keene - Henneke Post #9987 - Napoleon, In.
Memorial Bench image. Click for full size.
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16. Memorial Bench
Text reads:

County Commissioners
Kenneth W. Copeland Donald E. Dunbar George Ammerman, Jr.

Ripley County Memorial Committee

Harold Hopkins - - - - - - C. T. Castner
Clarence Wullenweber - - Robert Kischner
Eugene Caudill - - - - - - - Logan Johnson
Bernice Hopkins - - - - - - Raymond Wallpe
Irene Gray - - - - - - - - - - -Hazel Wullenweber
Andrew Clark - - - - - - - - -Norman Acra
Allen Franklin - - - - - - - - Eugene Shepherd
Dennis Winters - - - - - - - -John Ward
Flag Pole - Memorial image. Click for full size.
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17. Flag Pole - Memorial
Text reads:

Flag poles donated in memory of Joseph A. Schuerman
Born 1922 - - - Died 1993
U.S. Navy - - - 1942 - 1945
Ripley Co. Commissioner 1960 - 1978
by: The Schuerman Family
Long View - - Ripley County Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
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18. Long View - - Ripley County Veterans Memorial Marker
South/East Corner - - Ripley County Courthouse - - Versailles, Indiana image. Click for full size.
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19. South/East Corner - - Ripley County Courthouse - - Versailles, Indiana
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 782 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19. submitted on August 12, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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