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Seminole County World War Monument

 
 
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1. Seminole County World War Monument
Inscription. (Base: front side)
Dedicated
to
the Memory of
the brave sons of
Seminole County
who laid their lives
on the sacrificial altar
of
Democracy
in the World War
1914 — 1918

(Base: right side)
Erected and presented
to
Seminole County
by
Frank L. Miller

(Base: rear side)
Only those are fit to live
Who do not fear to die

(Base: left side)
Received and accepted
by
Judge E.F. Housholder
Feby. 23, 1919


(Pillar: front side)
— NAVY —

M.W. Lovell Jr.

Cec. W. Calhoun

(Pillar: rear side)
— ARMY —

Frank A. Campbell
Arthur D. Lossing
Archie B. Liles
Joseph S. Laing
J. Oscar White
Harry Phillips
Carl Malm
Edwin J. Robinson

Handy Jenkins

(Rededication plaque)
The Monument Story
February 23, 1919, the monument was first unveiled at Central Park (now Centennial Park), honoring 11 men from Seminole County who died in service to their country in WWI. It is made of marble and in the form of a broken shaft symbolizing the youthful lives sacrificed in the prime of manhood for the "Cause
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By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
2. Seminole County World War Monument
Base: front side
of the right and the just." F.L. Miller of Milvis Marble Co. presented the monument to Seminole County.

February 24, 1985, the monument was moved to the American Legion Post 53 at 3506 Orlando Drive.

June 1988, the monument was moved to the American Legion's new home at 2874 S. Sanford Ave in Sanford.

November 11, 2006, the monument was moved to a place of honor here at the Veterans Memorial Park.

May 28, 2007, the monument was rededicated to the people of Seminole County.
 
Erected 1919.
 
Location. 28° 48.899′ N, 81° 16.083′ W. Marker is in Sanford, Florida, in Seminole County. Marker is at the intersection of Seminole Boulevard and North Park Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Seminole Boulevard. Touch for map. The monument is a prominent fixture of the city of Sanford's Veterans Memorial Park, situated on a pier which extends out into Lake Monroe. Marker is in this post office area: Sanford FL 32771, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second Seminole War ( here, next to this marker); Civil War ( a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial Park ( a few steps from this marker); Vietnam War
Seminole County World War Monument image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
3. Seminole County World War Monument
Base: right side
( within shouting distance of this marker); World War II ( within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War ( within shouting distance of this marker); City of Sanford World War Memorial ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Gate City of South Florida ( within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sanford.
 
More about this marker. Atop the broken marble pillar are two carvings: on the front side, a wreath, and on the rear side, a shield.
 
Categories. War, World I
 
Seminole County World War Monument image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
4. Seminole County World War Monument
Base: rear side
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By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
5. Seminole County World War Monument
Base: left side
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6. Seminole County World War Monument
Pillar: front side
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7. Seminole County World War Monument
Pillar: rear side
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8. Seminole County World War Monument
History & Rededication Plaque
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9. Seminole County World War Monument
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By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
10. Seminole County World War Monument
 
 
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