“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Former U.S. Presidents: #41 George H.W. Bush Historical Markers

Gulf War-1991/War on Terrorism Marker image, Touch for more information
By Sandra Hughes, April 1, 2015
Gulf War-1991/War on Terrorism Marker
1Alabama (Madison County), Huntsville — Gulf War-1991/War on Terrorism
(side 1) Gulf War-1991 I am Nathan Oscar Pardner, a M1A1 Tank Gunner. I came into the Army in 1988 after a year in Junior College. I was assigned to the 2nd Battalion 33rd Armor of the 3rd Armored Division in Germany. I qualified . . . Map (db m85531) HM WM
2Alabama (Mobile County), Mobile — It Takes a Village
(front side) Mobile’s Hidden Figures initiative originated from the Mobile United Leadership Mobile’s Class of 2017 inaugural Diversity and Inclusion team. The objective is to raise awareness of diverse community members . . . Map (db m117243) HM
3Alabama (Montgomery County), Montgomery — Chris’ Hot DogsEstablished In 1917
Greek immigrant Christopher Anastasios Katechis opened Chris’ Hot Dogs on May 1, 1917, at 138 Dexter Avenue. Until the 1960’s, Chris offered curb service for its hot dogs, leading to long lines of cars cued for service. The hot dogs featured Chris’ . . . Map (db m103243) HM
4Alabama (Montgomery County), Pintlala — Pintlala School
Opened in 1923 to consolidate a number of one-, two-, and three-teacher institutions in southwestern Montgomery County including Hope Hull, LeGrand, Mt. Carmel, Grange Hall, Snowdoun, Bethlehem, Fleta, Sankey, and Tabernacle. W.F. Feagin served . . . Map (db m71432) HM
5Arkansas (Benton County), Bella Vista — United States Commanders in Chief
[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 . . . Map (db m92424) HM WM
6California (Merced County), Gustine/Santa Nella — San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
This cemetery is dedicated to the memory of all the patriotic men and women who answered their country’s call to service. Their inspiring contribution will help preserve in the hearts and lives of all Americans the spirit of patriotism, the love . . . Map (db m38731) HM
7Delaware (Kent County), Dover — VC-9CS/N 73-1682
This VC-9C, serial number 73-1682, transported America's top leadership from 1975 until 2011. Much of that time it served as Air Force Two for Vice Presidents Walter Mondale, George H.W. Bush, Dan Quayle, Al Gore, and Dick Cheney. It also . . . Map (db m142564) HM
8District of Columbia (Washington), Barney Circle — Leonard P. Matlovich
Never Again 6 July 1943 Never Forget 22 June 1988 A Gay Vietnam Veteran When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one. [Presidential plaque on grave . . . Map (db m141894) WM
9District of Columbia (Washington), Penn Quarter — The Extra Mile — Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —
Two Journeys Lie Ahead. One is the tangible journey of visiting this monument and taking inspiration from the noble achievements of the men and women honored by the bronze medallions that form the pathway ahead. The other — less . . . Map (db m92238) HM
10Florida (Hillsborough County), East Lake-Orient Park — United Task Force (1992-1993)Hillsborough County Veterans Memorial Park
Unified Task Force (UNITAF) was an American-led, United Nations-sanctioned multinational force which operated in Somalia between 5 December 1992 - 4 May 1993. A United States initiative (code-named Operation Restore Hope), UNITAF was, charged . . . Map (db m194693) HM WM
11Florida (Hillsborough County), Tampa — Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf8/22/1934 - 12/27/2012
"I have seen in your eyes a fire of determination to get this war job done quickly. My confidence in you is total, our cause is just. Now you must be the thunder and lightning of Desert Storm."
Norman . . . Map (db m194310) HM WM
12Florida (Polk County), Lakeland — Operations Desert Shield/Desert StormVeterans Memorial Park
“This will not stand, this aggression against Kuwait.” President George H.W. Bush
On 2 August 1990 the Iraqi Army invaded and occupied Kuwait, which was met with international condemnation and . . . Map (db m193666) HM WM
13Indiana (Vigo County), Terre Haute — Charles Luna
1906 - - - - - 1992 President, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen 1963 - 1969 President, United Transportation Union 1969 - 1972 Contributing six decades to the Rail Labor Movement, Charles Luna began working as a Yard . . . Map (db m58537) HM
14Kansas (Leavenworth County), Fort Leavenworth — General Colin L. PowellAmerican Statesman • American Son • American Soldier
Born 05 Apr 1937 Harlem, New York Graduated ROTC, City College of New York, 1958 Married Alma Vivian Johnson, 25 Aug 1962 Parents Luther and Maud Powell - First Black - Secretary of State National Security Advisor Chairman, . . . Map (db m83307) HM WM
15Kentucky (Fayette County), Lexington — William S. Farish1939 -
To the general public, the identity of William S. Farish is likely created by his term as the United States Ambassador to England, his business association and friendships with both Presidents Bush, and his friendship with Queen Elizabeth II, who . . . Map (db m162080) HM
16Louisiana (Ascension Parish), Gonzales — The Persian Gulf WarAugust 2, 1990-February 28, 1991
Panel 1 At the stroke of midnight on August 2, 1990, Iraqi troops blasted across the border of their tiny oil-rich neighbor to the south in Kuwait in order to occupy and annex the small sheikdom and gain control of its ample oil reserves. . . . Map (db m115151) HM
17Maine (Cumberland County), Cape Elizabeth — Portland Head Light
Since its commission by George Washington in 1790, Portland Head Light remains an enduring symbol of the rugged, solid characteristics of a magnificent coastline and proud people weathering the challenges of nature and time. In observance of . . . Map (db m41841) HM
18Maryland (Montgomery County), Silver Spring — Veterans Plaza
(left panel) "... We take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion ... that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom ..." Abraham Lincoln Gettysburg . . . Map (db m113541) WM
19Maryland (Washington County), Hancock — Veterans Memorial
The American Eagle in his inspiring grandeur is the symbol of our heritage. As the eagle soars through the vast sky with endless freedom and total power we are reminded of the pride we find living in this country based on freedom, equality and . . . Map (db m139128) WM
20Maryland (Worcester County), Ocean City — Smaller Conflicts After WWII
World War II was the last fought in which the President asked Congress for a declaration of war. Since then, United States armed forces have been in combat, including these smaller conflicts: Cuba 1961 The U.S. orchestrates the . . . Map (db m150158) HM
21Nebraska (Lancaster County), Lincoln — Ronald Reagan1911 - 2004
On February 6, 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born to Nelle and John Reagan in Tampico, Illinois. He attended high school in nearby Dixon and then worked his way through Eureka College. There, he studied economics and sociology, played on the . . . Map (db m179362) HM
22New Jersey (Mercer County), Trenton — World War II Memorial
"The American people, in their righteous might will win through absolute victory." President Franklin D. Roosevelt "Our debt to the heroic men and women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our . . . Map (db m160232) HM WM
23New York (New York County), New York — Reagan-Gorbachev Meeting 1988Quarters 403
Chairman Gorbachev made his final preparations here before participating in the historic luncheon at Quarters 1 with President Reagan and Vice President Bush on 7 December 1988. During that time, he also composed his first communique to the . . . Map (db m148741) HM
24New York (Orange County), West Point — Twentieth Century Wars
The Cold War (1946-1991) Peace Operations (1991-2000) Shortly after its victory in World War II, the United States faced new international security challenges. The Soviet Union established Communist governments in central and eastern Europe and . . . Map (db m35504) HM
25Ohio (Franklin County), Columbus — 41-25 — Green Lawn Cemetery
Landscape architect Howard Daniels designed the original portion of Green Lawn Cemetery in 1848. Noted Columbus architect Frank Packard designed Green Lawn's Chapel mausoleum, the Hayden family mausoleum, and the Packard mausoleum. Spanning over . . . Map (db m12431) HM
26South Carolina (Chesterfield County), Cheraw — 13-6 — Dizzy Gillespie Birthplace
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was born in a house on this site on Oct. 21, 1917. His family lived here until they moved to Philadelphia in 1935. A founder of modern jazz, Gillespie was an innovative trumpeter and bandleader known for his bent . . . Map (db m28273) HM
27South Carolina (Richland County), Columbia — Strom Thurmond
[East Inscription]: A Century of Service Born December 5, 1902 in Edgefield, South Carolina, Strom Thurmond provided nearly a century of service to the Palmetto State and to this nation. Highlights of his extraordinary life include: . . . Map (db m46598) HM
28South Dakota (Minnehaha County), Sioux Falls — Ronald Reagan1911-2004
On February 6, 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born to Nelle and John Reagan in Tampico, Illinois. He attended high school in nearby Dixon and then worked his way through Eureka College. There, he studied economics and sociology, played on the . . . Map (db m112633) HM
29South Dakota (Pennington County), Rapid City — The American CommitmentThe Berlin Wall Memorial
The United States never wavered in its commitment to freedom and democracy in Berlin, a city isolated 100 miles inside Easts Germany. In 1948, to assert its influence over Germany, the Soviet Union blockaded land access to Berlin. The Western . . . Map (db m136414) WM
30Texas (Andrews County), Andrews — Fight Against TerrorismAndrews County Veterans Memorial
"We will not waiver, we will not tire we will not falter and we will not fail. Peace and freedom will prevail. George W. Bush Persian Gulf War 2 August 1990 - 11 April 1991 U.S. President George H. Bush The occupation of Kuwait . . . Map (db m164078) HM WM
31Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Commemorating
The 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) signing ceremony which occurred in this place on October 7, 1992 between the countries of Canada, Mexico, and the United States of America. From left to right (standing) . . . Map (db m82883) HM
32Texas (Dallas County), Dallas — 11839 — John Goodwin Tower(1925-1991)
The son of a Methodist minister, John Goodwin Tower was a veteran of World War II and a political science professor before entering politics. He joined the national political scene in 1960-1961 when he won the special election to fill Lyndon B. . . . Map (db m150009) HM
33Texas (Harris County), Houston — Baker Common
Baker Common The Baker Family history and Houston’s history are one and the same Few have contributed more to our city’s progress than the members of the James Addison Baker family. They pioneered Texas law, built the law firm Baker Botts, . . . Map (db m140419) HM
34Texas (Midland County), Midland — 13058 — George Bush Family Home
George H.W. Bush, future President of the United States, moved to Texas in 1948 with his wife, Barbara, future First Lady, and their young son, George W., to begin work as an equipment clerk for the International Derrick & Equipment Company in . . . Map (db m115867) HM
35Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — America the Beautiful Memorial Grove
This grove is a living tribute to all who served in the Persian Gulf War and an enduring symbol of peace and strength for all Dedicated by George Bush, May 7, 1996 President of the United States of America, . . . Map (db m137957) WM
36Virginia (Arlington County), Arlington — The Commander in Chief's Oak
This oak tree was dedicated by the Honorable George Bush, President of the United States, on August 7, 1989, to commemorate the Bicentennial of the establishment of the War Department under the United States Constitution. It honors the men and . . . Map (db m71034) WM
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