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Kenmore-Tonawanda Honors the Memory

 
 
North Side - WWII image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2016
1. North Side - WWII
Inscription.
[north side]
Kenmore-Tonawanda
honors the memory of those who gave
their lives in World War II
[south side]
In sacred memory of those from
Kenmore and the Town of Tonawanda
who served and who gave their lives
with a hope that others would be free
Korea
Viet-Nam
The memory of what they did
will remain with us forever
Korean War Dead
Vietnam War Dead
Still Missing in Vietnam
"Poor is the nation that has no heroes.
Shameful is the nation that has them and forgets."
Desert Storm 1991

 
Erected 1947 by Kenmore-Tonawanda Committee for Boys and Girls in Service, Inc.
 
Location. 42° 57.802′ N, 78° 52.191′ W. Marker is in Kenmore, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Delaware Avenue (New York State Route 384) and Delaware Road, on the right when traveling north on Delaware Avenue. Touch for map. Memorial is at the front of the municipal building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2919 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY 14217, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kenmore - Tonawanda Municipal Building (a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Those Who Gave Their Lives
South Side - Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2016
2. South Side - Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm
(within shouting distance of this marker); Burial Land Since 1816 (approx. one mile away); Sheridan Drive (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Sample Shop (approx. 1.6 miles away); President McKinley (approx. 1.7 miles away); St. John's German Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); The Flint Hill Encampment (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kenmore.
 
More about this marker. The plaque on the south side listing Korean dead, Vietnam dead and still missing in Vietnam has a 1985 dedication date.
 
Categories. War, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWar, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World II
 
Northward - Memorial & Municipal Building image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, February 28, 2016
3. Northward - Memorial & Municipal Building
Delaware Avenue at left. Delaware Road at right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 28, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 28, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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