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Just an idea,,if you have or know of any WWI monuments in your town or in your travels,,snap a shot of them and post them here. Let's keep this thread to WWI so if you have any shots of WW2, Korea, Span-Am or Civil War, etc. let's put them in a thread of their own. thumbsup.gif

 

Here is the World War One Victory Arch in Huntington, West Virginia.

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Just an idea,,if you have or know of any WWI monuments in your town or in your travels,,snap a shot of them and post them here. Let's keep this thread to WWI so if you have any shots of WW2, Korea, Span-Am or Civil War, etc. let's put them in a thread of their own. thumbsup.gif

 

Here is the World War One Victory Arch in Huntington, West Virginia.

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"Je meurs content, puisque nous sommes victorieux! Vive la France!

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Just an idea,,if you have or know of any WWI monuments in your town or in your travels,,snap a shot of them and post them here. Let's keep this thread to WWI so if you have any shots of WW2, Korea, Span-Am or Civil War, etc. let's put them in a thread of their own. thumbsup.gif

 

Here is the World War One Victory Arch in Huntington, West Virginia.

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WANTED TO BUY OR TRADE - AMERICAN FIELD SERVICE, NORTON-HARJES AMBULANCE CORPS, AMERICAN RED CROSS IN ITALY, CZECH AND POLISH LEGIONS AND ANY ARTIFACTS ASSOCIATED WITH AMERICANS THAT SERVED IN FOREIGN ARMIES IN WORLD WAR ONE

 

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"Je meurs content, puisque nous sommes victorieux! Vive la France!

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This is the World War I Memorial from Salem, Massachusetts' Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

 

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Collecting the Yankee Division, 101st & 102nd Artillery specifically!

Coming to you from the birthplace of the Army National Guard, Salem, Massachusetts

 

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Here is a very cool monument in France, dedicated to the men of the American Ambulance Field Service.

 

Pont-Aux-Mousson, Lorraine, France

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Here is a very cool monument in France, dedicated to the men of the American Ambulance Field Service.

 

Pont-Aux-Mousson, Lorraine, France

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Camp Funston, Kansas.

 

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Close up of the plaques.

 

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Time to downsize! I'm selling off a large portion of my collection. Message me for the most up to date list of items.

I have American and foreign; Army, Air Force, and Navy; Span-Am War to current; mostly originals but some reproductions.

 

Always looking for numbered Purple Hearts and Silver Stars. Message me if you have any, maybe we can make a deal.

 

Looking for Purple Heart number 172669.

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The tablet on the Pont a Moussons monument, in Post 6, reads:

 

"This fountain is dedicated to the memory of the volunteers of the American Ambulance [service] who died for France, 1914-1917, and were entrusted to the care of the heroic town of Pont a Mousson. [dedicated] 27 September 1931

 

Andrei, if I've translated incorrectly, please correct me!

 

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I remember:

Chris Ingrassia (9/11) CPT Tristan Aitken (OIF, 2003)

MAJ Paul Syverson (OIF, 2004) CPT Tom Miller (OIF, 2005)

SSG Scottie Bright (OIF, 2005) CPT Chris Petty (OIF, 2006)

MAJ Hurley Shields (OIF, 2008)

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The tablet on the Pont a Moussons monument, in Post 6, reads:

 

"This fountain is dedicated to the memory of the volunteers of the American Ambulance [service] who died for France, 1914-1917, and were entrusted to the care of the heroic town of Pont a Mousson. [dedicated] 27 September 1931

 

Andrei, if I've translated incorrectly, please correct me!

 

Thrasher

You are right on the money !


"One law for them, another one for us !"

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The Pershing - Lafayette monument in Versailles.

 

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For those who can read french, here is the link to the very sad and shameful story of this monument :

 

http://www.asrieupe.org/IMG/pdf/Histoire_d...g_Lafayette.pdf

 

Andrei,

 

For those of us who can't read French (which is the majority I would guess); Could you tell us some of the sad and shameful history you spoke of?

 

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Olympia, Wash. Capital Grounds

 

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IAFF L-726 - retired.

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Very nice! Let's keep them coming! thumbsup.gif


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This is the WWI Memorial in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. It's located in the middle of the road so, I got a shot from both sides. Private donations keep the flame burning.

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Across the street from the large memorial is a cemetery with a memorial to just one young man that died during WWI but, it really stands out and is very unique.

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His name: Pvt. Otto A. Luecke

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Wow! Very, very nice but so sad as well. Years ago I was at a funeral for my wife's grandpa. He was buried at the old family cemetery way up on a mountain top near Philippi, West Virginia. I remember there was a large crypt and tablet honoring the life of a young man who was killed in the Argonne. It was the only one of its kind and must have cost a fortune. It dawned on me that this was the physical manifestation of that family’s grief over the loss of their child. I didn't truly understand that until now that I have a son of my own.


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A Doughboy memorial in front of the post office on S. Main Street in Beaver, Utah.

 

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Then out spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate:


"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,


For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods."

 

 

 

 

 

 


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A Doughboy memorial in front of the post office on S. Main Street in Beaver, Utah.

 

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This title of this sculpture is the "Spirit of the American Doughboy" It was sculpted by Ernest Moore "Dick" Viquesney, a native of Indiana. There are approximately 136 of these in the US. For more information on this Hoosier see: http://doughboy_lamp.tripod.com/id8.html


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This title of this sculpture is the "Spirit of the American Doughboy" It was sculpted by Ernest Moore "Dick" Viquesney, a native of Indiana. There are approximately 136 of these in the US. For more information on this Hoosier see: http://doughboy_lamp.tripod.com/id8.html

 

 

I was just going to say that I have seen that one before. Very cool,,looks like he lost his bayonet though. crying.gif


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The oft ignored WWI monument in Washington DC.

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Also the WWI monument at Arlington National Cemetery

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...this sculpture is the "Spirit of the American Doughboy" It was sculpted by Ernest Moore "Dick" Viquesney, a native of Indiana. There are approximately 136 of these in the US....

Thanks, Beast...and I thought I was seeing a unique work of art. Now I know. It appears that the verified sightings of this statue have grown to 138, including the one at Beaver, Utah (link here to see more about the Beaver statue). Now that I know there are at least 137 more of these Doughboys in America, I'll look a few of them up next time I am rambling round the back roads of the Mainland.


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Then out spake brave Horatius, the Captain of the Gate:


"To every man upon this earth death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,


For the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his gods."

 

 

 

 

 

 


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