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Duncan in Stephens County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lest We Forget

 
 
Flagpole Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Blakelylaw, June 3, 2012
1. Flagpole Dedication Marker
The marker is almost flush with the ground immediately in front of Memorial Park's flagpole.
Inscription.
These veterans died so that we Americans
could worship God in our own way
and preserve our great heritage "Freedom"
V.F.W. Post 1192 John "Steve" Brodie

 
Erected by VFW Post 1192.
 
Location. 34° 30.686′ N, 97° 58.037′ W. Marker is in Duncan, Oklahoma, in Stephens County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 81 north of West Pine Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker lies almost flush with the ground right in front of the flagpole in Memorial Park. Marker is in this post office area: Duncan OK 73533, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vietnam War (a few steps from this marker); Duty, Honor and Country (a few steps from this marker); Persian Gulf, Afghanistan & Iraq War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); POW-MIA (within shouting distance of this marker); Erle P. Halliburton (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memorial Park (about 600 feet away); Indian Base Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Halliburton (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duncan.
 
More about this marker. Team Blakely could not determine the identity
Memorial Park Flagpole image. Click for full size.
By M. Blakelylaw, June 3, 2012
2. Memorial Park Flagpole
The monument is the small grey object on the ground right in front of the flagpole.
of the individual named on the marker. A number of John and/or Steve Brodies appear in an internet search, but none are particularly related to Duncan, the VFW, veterans, or the military. It would be interesting to see if anyone else around here knows.
 
Categories. Patriots & Patriotism
 
Memorial Park Veterans' Section image. Click for full size.
By M. Blakelylaw, June 3, 2012
3. Memorial Park Veterans' Section
This photo looks north from about the middle of the park. Most of the veterans' memorials are contained in this portion of Memorial Park. The park itself is about 7-8 blocks long along US 81 in the middle of Duncan. It contains all types of memorials and monuments, not just to veterans, but also to historic events and people.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2012, by M. Blakelylaw of Southeast, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2012, by M. Blakelylaw of Southeast, Oklahoma. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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