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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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Indiana's World War Memorial is located in Indianapolis and houses a military museum which features displays from the American Revolution through OIF/OEF. Also it houses an amazing collection of Civil War Regimental flags.

 

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A view at night

 

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See the website at:

 

http://www.in.gov/iwm/2333.htm

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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

View my website honoring the men and women of Indiana: http://indianavets.wix.com/indiana-at-war and follow my updates on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/IndianaModernAgeofWar/
Interested in US uniforms? Join the Association of American Military Uniform Collectors! http://aamuc.org/or find us on Facebook! facebook.com/AAMUC.ORG

 

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Oak Park, Illinois

Scoville Park

In 1925 the granite and bronze War Memorial that is the centerpiece of the park was dedicated.

General C.G. Dawes, at that time the vice president of the United States, attended the dedication on November 11, 1925-Veterans Day.

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Parris Island's Iron Mike is depicted carrying a Maxim machine gun over his right shoulder and an M1911 pistol in his raised left hand, created as a memorial to all of the Parris Island graduates who were killed during WWI.

 

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The statue itself is approximately life-sized, standing about eight feet high from the heel of his boot to the muzzle of his pistol, and is mounted on a five-foot granite base. It was sculpted from solid bronze by Robert Ingersoll Aitken, the same sculptor who created the pediment on the United States Supreme Court building. Officially entitled Monument to U.S. Marines, this Iron Mike was dedicated in 1924 in a ceremony presided over by Commandant John A. Lejeune. Due to changes and construction around Parris Island, Iron Mike was relocated in 1941 and it now stands in front of the Parris Island Headquarters and Service Battalion Barracks.

 

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The bronze plaque, mounted on the base, reads: "In memory of the men of Parris Island who gave their lives in the World War, erected by their comrades."


The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. (General A. A. Vandegrift, USMC, 5 May 1946)

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Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Clock in Dekalb, Illinois

The centerpiece of this park is the 1921 "Soldiers and Sailors" Memorial Clock,

which was dedicated on February 13, 1921 and was originally located in the

Lincoln Highway right-of-way, two blocks east of its present location.

Following an accident in 1929, the clock was moved to an adjacent sidewalk;

in 1996 it was relocated to Memorial Park and completely restored.

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Huntley, Illinois

IN HONOR OF OUR SOLDIERS

OF THE

WORLD WAR

PLACED BY

THE HUNTLEY WOMAN"S CLUB

1923

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Interesting side note

During WWII Huntley, Illinois was the home of the William M. Fencil Company

The Fencil Company were assembling and loading the fuzes for 4.2 chemical mortars

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