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Palatka in Putnam County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Veteran's Memorial Plaza

 
 
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By James R. Murray, October 5, 2014
1. Veteran's Memorial Plaza Marker
Inscription.
This memorial is raised not for the cause of war, nor for the prizes of victory: rather, it is dedicated in honor of the men who fought and died for freedom.

While war is abhorrent to all civilized men, conflict is often necessary for the achievement of peace. To this proposition, our sons have often given their lives.

For their sacrifice, it is only proper that that those who still live should always remember those who so nobly went forth for the cause of peace , that they may not have died in vain.
 
Location. 29° 38.733′ N, 81° 37.749′ W. Marker is in Palatka, Florida, in Putnam County. Marker is on Memorial Parkway north of Laurel Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The Memorial Fountain is part of a series of memorials located in Palatka's Riverside Park. Marker is in this post office area: Palatka FL 32177, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Woodman of the World Vietnam Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Basil C. Pierce Jr. USS Tang Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Putnam County High School Band WWII Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Spirit of the American Doughboy
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By James R. Murray, October 5, 2014
2. Veteran's Memorial Plaza Marker
Location of marker
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); City of Palatka Florida 9/11 Memorial (about 800 feet away); Fort Shannon (about 800 feet away); St. Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Putnam County Viet Nam Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Palatka.
 
Categories. War, World IWar, World II
 
Veteran's Memorial Plaza on the St. Johns River - Palatka, Florida image. Click for full size.
3. Veteran's Memorial Plaza on the St. Johns River - Palatka, Florida
State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/163620
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2014, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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