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Near Somerford in Madison County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Somerford Veterans Memorial

Quiet Rural Setting

 

—Beside the Interstate —

 
Somerford Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, February 8, 2016
1. Somerford Veterans Memorial Marker
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Inscription. Old Glory
I am the Star Spangled Banner conceived in 1777 out of the love America had for Liberty and Honor. I am the memorial of countless heroes who shed their blood to preserve this sacred heritage. I have inspired generations of gallant men and women who fought against tyranny. I am the spirit of Valley Forge... Of sacrifice...Of Courage. I have guarded every rampart where Freedom defended its glorious cause... I fly wherever Americans gave their lives to preserve the sanctity of life My home is in the hearts of all who feel a thrill of pride when they salute me and what I symbolize... This plaque is dedicated in honor of all those who served their country in all wars, and are laid to rest in Somerford Township. This plaque donated by the Ed Geer family. God - Country - Freedom - Valor dedicated 1970 (7) (service logos)
 
Erected 1970 by Ed Geer Family.
 
Location. 39° 56.689′ N, 83° 30.234′ W. Marker is near Somerford, Ohio, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Urbana- London Road (Ohio Route 56) and Interstate 70. Touch for map. marker is in Somerford Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 830 St Rt 56, London OH 43140, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Somerford Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, February 8, 2016
2. Somerford Veterans Memorial Marker
full view of marker
8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Four Chaplains Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Molly Caren Agricultural Center (approx. 3 miles away); First White Settlers of Madison County (approx. 5 miles away); Madison County World War Roll of Honor (approx. 5 miles away); War Savings Stamps (approx. 5 miles away); Madison County Veterans’ War Memorial (approx. 5 miles away); The Anderson House (approx. 5.1 miles away); Red Brick Tavern (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
Somerford Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, February 8, 2016
3. Somerford Veterans Memorial Marker
marker can be seen at a distance
Somerford Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, February 8, 2016
4. Somerford Veterans Memorial Marker
Cemetery Gate, on St Rt 56, just north of I-70
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 12, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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