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The United States Veterans Memorial

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, September 19, 2016
1. The United States Veterans Memorial Marker
North View
Inscription.
(approach)
The United States Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to All Veterans Past Present Future
1775 ----


(North-Center-Upper)
Old Glory
I am the Star Spangled Banner .....
conceived in 1777 out of the love
America bore 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
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 .....
Tripoli ... Belleau Wood ... Argonne Forest
... Omaha Beach ... Anzio ... Bastogne
... Guadalcanal ... Coral Sea ...
Leyte Gulf ... Iwo Jima ... Korea ...
Viet Nam ... Persian Gulf
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 –

(North-Center-Lower)
On Fame's Eternal Camping
Ground Their Silent Tents
Are Spread, And Glory
Guards, With Solemn Round
The Bivouac of
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By Michael C. Wilcox, September 19, 2016
2. The United States Veterans Memorial Marker
West View
the Dead.

(North-Left)
United States Army
(circular plaque)

(North-Right)
United States Navy
(circular plaque)


(West-Center-Upper)
In grateful memory of
those who died in the service of their country.
They stand in the unbroken line of patriots who have dare to die
that freedom might live, and grow, and increase its blessings.
Freedom lives, and through it, they live —
in a way that humbles the undertakings of most men.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
President of the United States of America


(West-Center-Lower)
... To Those Who Served
(rectangular plaque)

United States Air Force
(circular plaque)

(West-Left)
Korean War
(square plaque)

(West-Right)
Revolutionary War
(square plaque)


(South-Center-Upper)
The United States Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to All Veterans Past Present Future
1775 ----
May you who pass this way
renew and cherish the heritage
of America's
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By Michael C. Wilcox, September 19, 2016
3. The United States Veterans Memorial Marker
South View
veterans, the men and women
who, for generations, have answered
our nation's clarion call. In their
devotion, their valor, and the loyal
fulfillment of their obligations to
protect and defend the United States
of America, they have left a heritage
of which those who follow may
ever be proud.
William Joseph Griswold
City Councilmember Emeritus
Chairman, Board of Directors
United States Veterans Memorial
May 29, 1995


(South-Center-Lower)
United States Marine Corps
(circular plaque)

(South-Left)
Vietnam War
(square plaque)

(South-Right)
World War I
(square plaque)


(North-Center-Upper)
United States Military Casualties
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By Michael C. Wilcox, September 19, 2016
4. The United States Veterans Memorial Marker
East View
War-Conflict Battle Deaths Other Deaths Wounded
Revolutionary War
1775-1783
4,435 Not Known 6,188
War of 1812
1812-1815
2,260 Not Known 4,505
Mexican War
1846-1848
1,733 11,550 4,152
Civil War
1861-1865
140,414 224,097 281,881
Spanish American War
1898
385 2,061 1,662
World War I
1917-1918
53,402 63,114 204,002
World War II
1941-1946 (sic)
291,557 113,842 670,846
Korean Conflict
1950-1953
33,643 20,617 103,284
Vietnam Conflict
1964-1973
47,382 10,753 153,303
Persian Gulf War
1990
146 244 467
Source of Information:
Department of Defense



(East-Center-Lower)
U.S. Veterans Memorial
(rectangular plaque)

United States Coast Guard
(circular plaque)

(East-Left)
The United States Veterans Memorial
This flag, which we honor and under which
we serve, is the emblem of our unity, our
power, our thought and purpose as a nation.
Woodrow Wilson
President of the United States of America

If
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By Michael C. Wilcox, September 19, 2016
5. The United States Veterans Memorial Marker
Approach (on ground in front of memorial)
we desire peace... it must be known that we
are at all times ready for war.
General George Washington

I am not of those who think that the
priceless freedoms of our country can be
saved without sacrifice.
General George C. Marshall

Our country! In her intercourse with foreign
nations may she always be in the right.
But our country, right or wrong.
Stephen Decatur



(East-Right)
World War II
(square plaque)



 
Erected 1995 by City of St. Petersburg.
 
Location. 27° 46.345′ N, 82° 38.267′ W. Marker is in St. Petersburg, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker is on 1st Avenue North west of 3rd Street North, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Petersburg FL 33701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pinellas County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Heroes of the World War (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General Thaddeus Kosciuszko (about 300 feet
The United States Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 19, 2016
6. The United States Veterans Memorial Marker
North-Center-Upper
away, measured in a direct line); S. H. Kress and Co. Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soreno Hotel (approx. mile away); Pioneer Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stonewall Jackson Memorial Highway Terminus (was approx. 0.4 miles away but has been reported permanently removed. ); Demens Landing (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Petersburg.
 
Categories. Military
 
The United States Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 19, 2016
7. The United States Veterans Memorial Marker
West-Center-Upper
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By Michael C. Wilcox, September 19, 2016
8. The United States Veterans Memorial Marker
South-Center-Upper
The United States Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 19, 2016
9. The United States Veterans Memorial Marker
East-Center-Upper
The United States Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 19, 2016
10. The United States Veterans Memorial Marker
South View
The United States Veterans Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 19, 2016
11. The United States Veterans Memorial Marker
North View
Related plaque visible at perimeter of memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, September 19, 2016
12. Related plaque visible at perimeter of memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on November 8, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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