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Beatrice in Gage County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Freedom Fighters

We Answered the Call

 

1861 - Today

 
Freedom Fighters Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2011
1. Freedom Fighters Marker
Inscription.
The United States Congress officially ended the draft in September 28, 1971. Since then, volunteer armed forces have been called to protect freedom throughout the world.

In 2001, the Beatrice National Guard was deployed to Kuwait with the 1-167 Cavalry, the first deployment of Company C since the end of World War II. Our Guard Unit continues to "Answer the Call": in Bosnia in 2003 and in Iraq in 2006 and 2007.

For the last 60 years, because of our success as a super power, American fighting men and women have fought to better the state of humanity throughout the world. Democracy spreads wherever our veterans serve.
Dan Martin
President Beatrice Rotary 2006
 
Location. 40° 15.277′ N, 96° 44.82′ W. Marker is in Beatrice, Nebraska, in Gage County. Touch for map. Marker is along the walking path in Beatrice Veterans Memorial Park, at South 6th Street (US Hwy 77) and Veterans Memorial Drive. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1050 South 6th Street, Beatrice NE 68310, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Beatrice's Own - Civil War and the Spanish-American War (here, next to this marker); Containing Communism - The Berlin and Cuban Crises and Vietnam (here, next
Freedom Fighters Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 30, 2011
2. Freedom Fighters Marker
to this marker); Beatrice's Own - Company C 134th Infantry Regiment Nebraska National Guard (a few steps from this marker); World War II (a few steps from this marker); War Efforts at Home (a few steps from this marker); World War I (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial Drive (within shouting distance of this marker); Fighting Communism - Korea and the Cold War (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beatrice.
 
Regarding Freedom Fighters. C Troop, 1-134 Cavalry, is a unit of the Nebraska Army National Guard.
 
Also see . . .  Beatrice Veterans Memorial Park. (Submitted on October 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, 2nd Iraq
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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