California in Moniteau County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
“Lest We Forget”
Dedicated November 11, 2004
It Is The Soldier
It is the soldier, not the reporter
who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the campus organizer
who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier who salutes the flag,
who serves beneath the flag,
and whose coffin is draped by the flag,
who allows the protester to burn the flag.
Fr. Denis Edward O'Brien, USMC
Location. 38° 38.179′ N, 92° 33.896′ W. Marker is in California, Missouri, in Moniteau County. Marker is on Main Street (Missouri Route 87) east of High Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Monument is on the south grounds of the county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 East Main Street, California MO 65018, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eisenhower Green Ash (here, next to this marker); Moniteau County Courthouse California Aurora School Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Farmers and Traders Bank (approx. half a mile away); Smith - Burke Park (approx. half a mile away).
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean • War, Vietnam • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 6, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 214 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 6, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.