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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Merritt Island, Florida
Location of Merritt Island, Florida
► Brevard County (204) ► Indian River County (29) ► Orange County (103) ► Osceola County (13) ► Seminole County (106) ► Volusia County (324)
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Manufacturer: LTV Aerospace Corporation, Dallas TX.
Power plant: One 14,250lb Allison TF41-A-2 turbofan.
Wing Span 38 ft 9; length, 46 ft 1 ½ in;
Height, 16 ft 0 ¾; wing area, 375 sq. ft.
Weights: Empty, 19,490 lb; max take off . . . — — Map (db m164645) HM|
Daughters of the American Revolution
with deepest appreciation
for the tremendous sacrifices
America’s Women Veterans — — Map (db m164618) WM|
Dedicated to all our Patriot Ancestors who Sacrificed their
Lives, Families and Fortunes to secure our
“Freedom” — — Map (db m164676) WM|
|Established in 1892, the Bethel A.M.E. Church of Merritt Island was the first African Methodist Episcopal church on North Tropical Trail, located on land James R. Ragan originally acquired through the Homestead Act in 1895. The wooden church sat on . . . — — Map (db m101067) HM|
| Dedicated to the recipients of the nation’s oldest military decoration “The Purple Heart”
My stone is red for the blood they shed.
The medal I bear is my country’s way to show they care.
If I could be seen by all mankind . . . — — Map (db m164817) WM|
Over three years from 2013-16, Navy veteran Jim McDole, of part Choctaw and Cherokee Heritage, carved this magnificent first buffalo hunt from a large block of fallon Chinese tallow. McDole was a homeless veteran during most of his labors. The . . . — — Map (db m164840) WM|
|In 1892, Frank Cass Allen, a Georgiana merchant, began building a 0.6-mile standard-gauge railway with steel rail and wood ties across Merritt’s Island at this location, connecting docks on the Indian and Banana Rivers. It was part of his private . . . — — Map (db m94408) HM|
|Georgianna United Methodist Church was built in the community of Georgiana on Merritt's Island in 1886. The ringing of the church bell still marks the beginning of worship as it has for many decades. Franklin C. Allen, Jr., a local homesteader, . . . — — Map (db m102267) HM|
|The Sams family came to Brevard County from South Carolina in 1875 to take advantage of the 1860 Homestead Act. The family consisted of John Hanahan Sams, his wife Sarah, their five children, Johns brother William Sams, and his sister, Catherine . . . — — Map (db m101410) HM|
|In 1868, the Field family landed on Merritt Island to start a new life. A year later, much of the family returned to Macon, Georgia, but the two eldest brothers John R. (J.R.) and Samuel J. (Sam) Field remained. Using the Homestead Act of 1862, they . . . — — Map (db m140801) HM|
Has been erected to Honor and Remember
All Veterans Who Died and Served in the
Cause of Freedom, Preserving Democracy of
South Korea 1950 – 1953 – and on
Against Communist Aggression
Freedom is Not Free
. . . — — Map (db m164614) WM|
Wt: 24 tons 46 mm cannon 45mph
Use: reconnaissance Crew: 4
Replaced World War II M24 Chaffee Tank
Manufacturer: Cadillac Motor Car Division of GM
Production: Cleveland, Ohio 1951-1954
Total Manufactured: 5,467
Worldwide Service . . . — — Map (db m164643) HM|
Awarded by the United States of America for “Conspicuous” Gallantry and Intrepidity at the Risk of His or Her Life above and beyond the Call of Duty while engaged in an action against any enemy of the United States. . . . — — Map (db m164675) WM|
Aug. 2: Iraq Invades Kuwait
Aug. 7: F-15’s Depart to Persian Gulf
Aug. 7: USS Independence to Persian Gulf
Nov. 8: 200,000 Troops Depart U.S.
Nov. 29: U.N. Authorizes Force
Jan. 12: U.S. Congress . . . — — Map (db m164667) HM WM|
Their valor and sacrifice took the fight to the enemy likely saving many American lives at home. They gave the Afghan people their best chance in history to be free of fear and oppression.
“All Gave Some Some Gave All” . . . — — Map (db m164673) WM|
"Operation Iraqi Freedom"
U.S. Served in Iraq 1.5 mil.
WIA 32,226, 4 MOH Awarded, KIA 4,491
Brevard County Service Members killed while serving in Iraq
Army PFC Michael Creighton Weldon, 20
Palm Bay, KIA 29 Mar 2003 . . . — — Map (db m164824) WM|
This memorial honors all Prisoners of War, remembering the tremendous hardships endured at the hands of their ruthless enemies as they braved captivity. The resilience and strength of the American service men and women showed great devotion and . . . — — Map (db m164845) WM|
|Provost Hall was originally constructed in 1910 as the Georgiana Club house on land provided by Charles D. Provost and his wife Gertrude Breese Provost. Until their grandchildren, Charles D. Provost and his sister, Mary Virginia Provost Katz, gave . . . — — Map (db m94407) HM|
|The primary function of the SATAN tracking antenna was to receive radio signals in the Ultra High Frequency (UHF) range of 136 to 137 megahertz from orbiting unmanned spacecraft.
In service from 1964 until 1979 the . . . — — Map (db m13923) HM|
|Saturn V, the United States’ largest and most powerful launch vehicle, was designed to hurl American astronauts in an Apollo capsule to the Moon. Composed of three stages and an instrument unit, the Saturn V, which stood 111 meters (363 feet) tall, . . . — — Map (db m105211) HM|
In Memory of
September, 11th, 2001
These two pieces of steel recovered from ground zero, stand in honor of all of those who lost their lives that day in a coordinated terrorist attack on the
“World Trade Center” . . . — — Map (db m165351) HM WM|
|"We descendants of the heroes of the American Revolution who, by their sacrifices established the United States of America …” dedicate this Liberty Tree in their honor. — — Map (db m164622) WM|
|St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Courtenay was formed by the Porcher, LaRoche, Sams and other families that settled on north Merritt Island after leaving the Charleston, South Carolina area in 1875 due to the loss of their homes and plantations during . . . — — Map (db m101022) HM|
There were 33,331 soldiers from Florida who served in World War I. Many served in the 31st Infantry Division. A division composed of soldiers primarily from Georgia, Alabama and Florida. Nicknamed the “Dixie Division”.
This . . . — — Map (db m164625) WM|
|Before the Clifton Schoolhouse was built, Butler Campbell and Andrew Jackson’s children were home schooled by a black teacher, Mr. Mahaffey. The teacher was paid five dollars for each student, after examination by the County School Superintendent. . . . — — Map (db m107986) HM|
|The last naval battle of the American Revolutionary War took place off the coast of Cape Canaveral on March 10, 1783. The fight began when three British ships sighted two Continental Navy ships, the Alliance commanded by Captain John Barry . . . — — Map (db m94406) HM|
Humanity In War
This monument honors all military members of the Chaplain Corps. Remember those who serve our troops be they Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or any other religion.
The first chaplain was commissioned on . . . — — Map (db m164838) WM|
The Ais were one of the most influential and powerful tribes in Florida when Spanish Army Lt. Alvaro Mexia mapped Ulumay Lagoon in 1605. He wrote in his diary “Here is the town of Ulumay, the first one of the province of Ais. In back of and . . . — — Map (db m72602) HM|
| Dedicated to those who have served in the Armed Services of the United States
Board of County Commissioners
Carol Senne, Chairman District III
Truman Scarborough, Jr. District I
Roger W. Dobson District II
Sue Schmitt . . . — — Map (db m164826) WM|
To Honor All
Men & Women Who
Served in Vietnam
All Gave Some
Some Gave All — — Map (db m164612) WM|
|Dedicated to war dogs and their handlers, past, present & future. Your deeds and sacrifices will always be remembered. — — Map (db m164732) WM|
| Lest We Forget
Morocco , Algeria, Tunisia, Sicily, Salerno, Naples, Corsica, Anzio, Cassino
V.E. Day 8 May 1945
Pearl Harbor, Philippines, Wake Island, Guam, Bataan, Battle of . . . — — Map (db m164687) WM|