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Altamont in Effingham County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Veterans Memorial

All Gave Some - Some Gave All

 

—Honor The Past • Protect The Future —

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2012
1. Veterans Memorial
Inscription.

To Those Who Gave All --
We honor and pray for eternal rest.
To Those Who Are Missing In Action --
We express remembrance and hope.
To Those Who Were Wounded In Action -
We honor you.
To Those Who Were Prisoners of War --
We rejoice in your freedom.
To Those Who Returned Home --
We dedicate our eternal gratitude.

[Killed in Action]
Robert E. Oldenburg · Cecil H. Dammerman · Hugo Voelker · Michael E. Vogel · Walter Schwerdtfeger · Paul L. Fischer · Forrest Morr · Ronald W. Ireland · John N. Scholes · Paul D. Polk · Charles J. Davis · George H. Rhodes · Eugene F. Goeckner · Donald C. Sproat · Edgar W. Suckow · William W. Julius · Gene Sine · Chester Jones · Lewis A. Rader · William L. McConkey · Bruce A. Williams · Herman M. Gieseking · Owen E. Cox · William G. Tappendorf · Keith W. Tipsword · Rudolph C. Siebert · Reuben B. Wade · Granville H. Walling

[Missing In Action]
Glenn Loar · Hiram O. Ernest

Taps • Old Glory

On fame's eternal camping ground
their silent tents are spread,
and glory guards with solemn round
the bivouac of the dead.

 
Location. 39° 4.188′ N, 88° 44.919′ 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2012
2. Veterans Memorial
W. Marker is in Altamont, Illinois, in Effingham County. Marker is on 300th Street ¼ mile north of Jackson Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Memorial is in Union Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Altamont IL 62411, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Charles M. Wright House (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Elmo Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar, VietnamWar, World II
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2012
3. Veterans Memorial Bench
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2012
4. Veterans Memorial Bench
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2012
5. Veterans Memorial Taps
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2012
6. Veterans Memorial Old Glory
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 29, 2012
7. Veterans Memorial
Fame's Eternal Camping Ground
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 13, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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