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Bella Vista in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

United States Commanders in Chief

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
1. United States Commanders in Chief Marker
Inscription.

[Written on the initial marker, provided for context]
Our Constitution names the President of the United States the Commander in Chief of all the Armed Forces. Presidents who have served in our military are displayed on the following plaques. Each has served either on Active Duty, in the National Guard or in the Reserves. History will judge their performance as President and as Commander in Chief, usually long after they have served. Each President is to be commended for their service and each fill the office of President in a particular time-frame, confronted with unique problems and circumstances. It is fitting that we honor their service here.

William Henry Harrison, 9th President
President Harrison served in the US Army (1791-1798, 1812-1814), attaining the rank of Major General in the War of 1812. First President to die in office. His father, Benjamin, signed the Declaration of Independence.

John Tyler, 10th President
President Tyler served in the War of 1812 during the defense of Richmond, attaining the rank of Captain. First Vice President to be elevated to President by the death of his predecessor.

Zachary Taylor, 12th President
President Taylor served in the War of 1812, the Black Hawk War, the Second Seminole War and the Mexican War, attaining rank of Brevet Major

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By William Fischer, Jr.
2. United States Commanders in Chief Markers
General.

Franklin Pierce, 14th President
President Pierce served in the Mexican War. Enlisted as a private then attaining rank of Brigadier General.
 
Erected 2012 by the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas and Many Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 36° 26.005′ N, 94° 13.796′ W. Marker is in Bella Vista, Arkansas, in Benton County. Touch for map. Marker is at the Veterans Wall of Honor. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Veterans Way, Bella Vista AR 72714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named United States Commanders in Chief (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named United States Commanders in Chief (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named United States Commanders in Chief (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named United States Commanders in Chief (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named United States Commanders in Chief (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named United States Commanders in Chief

Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
(here, next to this marker); Purple Heart (here, next to this marker); Silver Star Medal (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bella Vista.
 
More about this marker. These markers read right to left since the natural visitor flow at the memorial is to view them in a clockwise fashion.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Henry Harrison (White House bio). (Submitted on January 27, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. John Tyler (White House bio). (Submitted on January 27, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Zachary Taylor (White House bio). (Submitted on January 27, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Franklin Pierce (White House bio). (Submitted on January 27, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar of 1812War, Mexican-AmericanWars, US Indian
 
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 27, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on November 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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