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100 Cities - 100 Memorials

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Memorial Inventory Project:  There is one other existing partial database to consult - The WWI Memorial Inventory Project [CLICK HERE]. It contains some memorials our map doesn't. The listings on this database are fair game for the Memorial Hunters Club. So if you want to search for treasure from your desk - find missing listings here and submit them. Remember though, you will need to come up with pictures and the history of the memorial. You might be able to hunt that down through www.Proquest.com and Google.

 

 

  • May 30, 1938
  • Dedication Date: May 30, 1938
  • The sale of state lands and a federal grant
  • 100,000
  • Alanzo Victor Lewis
  • Single figure -- soldier
98501 Olympia
WA
USA

The sculpture was unveiled by two GoldStar mothers, Mrs. Charles V. Leach and Mrs. Cordelia Cater, after whose sons the Olympia posts of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars were named. The dedication address was presented by Stephen F. Chadwick, national chairman of the American Legion’s Americanism Committee.

The bronze sculpture features a 12-foot tall figure of Winged Victory surrounded by the figures of a soldier, a sailor, a marine, and a Red Cross nurse.

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Although, there is plenty of space on this monument, and the inscription reads:

TO THE MEMORY OF
THE CITIZENS
OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES
IN THE SERVICE OF
THE UNITED STATES
DURING THE WORLD WAR
1917 - 1918

Sadly there are no names engraved here.

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Veterans Memorial Park
54494 Wisconsin Rapids
WI
USA

This memorial consists of a small stone located near the east riverbank of the Wisconsin River in Veterans Memorial Park. And it was dedicated by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in 1919.

                          

The stone bears an inscription which reads:

“Ah-Dah-Wa-Gam Chapter

D. A. R.

In recognition of the Loyalty & Patriotism of the Winnebago Indians

☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

Corporal Foster DeCorah

Robert DeCorah · Jesse Thompson

Mike Standing Water · Dewey Mike

Nelson R. DeLaRonde · James Greengrass

1919”

junction of Elm St, Oak St, Cedar St, Maple St
60093 Winnetka
IL
USA

Winnetka Village Cenotaph

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque The Winnetka Village Green, bound by Elm, Oak, Cedar, and Maple Streets, is the site of the Winnetka War Memorial, or Cenotaph. In 1926 the Winnetka Memorial Trustees, a group of Winnetka citizens, commissioned Winnetka architect Samuel Otis to design a war memorial to remember the 10 young men lost in "The Great War". The Village Council approved the request on January 18, 1927, and the Cenotaph was completed in 1928.

  • Memorial Hunters Club Submission: Dennis Burke
Pauline St and Walden St
02152 Winthrop
MA
USA

While searching in the Boston Globe newspaper archives on that newspapers internet archive, I found a story from the newspaper published on 20 September 1920 which mentions the unveiling of a memorial on the lawn of a state building in Wintrop, Massachusetts. The memorial was raised by the Special Aid Society for American Preparedness and was placed in front of the Edward B Newton School.

30 N. Elm St
53818 Platteville
WI
USA

This memorial is composed of a concrete star, a sundial, and a metal plaque (unfortunately, the style of the sundial is missing).  On the sundial is written: "Grow old with me, the best is yet to be".

The plaque below the sundial reads: "In memory of Frank Vivian Laughton, James Leslie Paull, William L. Weber, Jr. Graduates of the Wisconsin Mining School who had served with honor during the World War 1914-1918 and gave their lives that liberty might not perish."

Woburn Common
01801 Woburn
MA
USA

This is a 15 foot tall granite stele dedicated in June of 1926 in memory of the residents of Woburn who died, and those who served, in WWI. On the stele is the image of an allegorical female Liberty, with a torch in one raised hand and a flag in the other. On each side are granite tablets depicting a soldier and a sailor in profile, holding rifles. A bronze eagle is on top, with wings spread and perched on a bronze globe.

Woodside Park, Woodside Ave. and 55th St.
11377 Woodside
NY
USA

Burt W. Johnson sculpted this life-size bronze male soldier with a bandaged and bowed head, with both hands clasping the barrel of his rifle and his helmet. It was erected in 1923 as a tribute to the vet­erans of WWI.

Grand Ave and East 13th St
50319 Des Moines
IA
USA

Women of Iowa World War I Memorial

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque The Women of Iowa World War I Memorial, also known as The Women in White Memorial,  is dedicated to all Iowa women who served and died during Iowa’s participation in World War I.  It is located on the campus of the Iowa State Capitol.  On May 31, 1921, a simple grove of birch trees was planted on the Iowa Capitol Campus to commemorate the lives of Iowa women who gave their lives in the service of our country during World War I. Over time, some of those trees perished and the memory of that grove vanished. For the World War I centennial, this memorial was established to recreate and rededicate a site on the Capitol grounds to insure that the sacrifices of these women will never be forgotten again. 

  • Memorial Hunters Club Submission: Aaron Lefkowitz & Zachary Andrews
Unknown
10914 Blooming Grove
NY
USA

"In Honor of the Men and Women of Middletown who Served in the World War and in Memory of Those who Gave Their Lives for this Great Cause 1917-1919"

  • Memorial Hunters Club Submission: Memorial Hunter: Robert Shay, PH3, USNR-R, 1964-70
Veterans Park -- 1111 South Main Street
74012 Broken Arrow
OK
USA

This war memorial, the largest in Broken Arrow's Veteran's Park, honors American women's contributions on the battlefield and the homefront from the Revolution to the present day. Pictured in the monument's WW1 section are ordinance workers, American Red Cross workers, "farmerettes" with tractors, and women making flags.

  • Width: 24in
  • Dedication Date: April 6, 2017
  • Disabled American Veterans, Billings Chapter 10
  • Bench
217 North 27th Street
59101 Billings
MT
USA

Yellowstone County, Montana, commemorated the honorable WWI military service of twenty-three women with ties to the county. That means they were either born in the county, entered federal military service from the county, or are buried in the county. Memorial is the first of its kind in the county and probably in Montana. Memorial dedicated April 6, 2017, in public ceremony. Disabled American Veterans, Billings Chapter, provided the memorial and conducted the public ceremony. Memorial is the work of a local war veteran and historian, Edward E. "Ed" Saunders, who spent over 5 years researching and finding these women. The Billings Gazette newspaper covered the event and printed a front page story in the Gazette’s April 7, 2017, edition.

Internet coverage at: http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/veteran-on-wwi-women-vets-memorial-these-women-will-not/article_94b926d3-49ca-5ab4-83f0-ac8bb566cd05.html

  • Memorial Hunters Club Submission: Memorial Hunter: Robert Shay, PH3, USNR-R, 1964-70
100 Davidson Avenue
98674 Woodland
WA
USA

This memorial, which also contains sections for World War 2 and Viet Nam, is located next to the fire station in downtown Woodland.

  • July 4, 1925
  • Dedication Date: July 4, 1925
  • Woodlawn Hieghts Taxpayers & Community Association
  • Pedestal topped with ball and eagle, and 4 plaques
  • Other
Oneida Ave
10470 Bronx
NY
USA

THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED / IN HONOR OF / THE MEN OF WOODLAWN HEIGHTS / WHO SERVED OUR COUNTRY / IN THE WORLD WAR / 1917-1919 / THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE / HOWARD F. BUSE / ALVAH E. KENNEDY / ALBERT LANZER / F.X. LYNCH / GEORGE MARTIN / JARVIS P. ROGERS / HERMAN H. SCHERR / WALTER E. WILHELM / DEDICATED JULY 4, 1925 / CONCEIVED AND ERECTED BY THE WOODLAWN HEIGHTS / TAXPAYERS AND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION WITH THE / ASSISTANCE OF THE PEOPLE OF WOODLAWN. /

3 plaques with list of names.

  • Other Measurements: Pedestal H:4'11 1/2
  • 1923
  • Dedication Date: 1923
  • Figure (over life-size) on pedestal
  • Burt W.Johnson
  • Single figure -- soldier
Doughboy Plaza
Woodside
11377 New York
NY
USA

LEST WE FORGET / 1917-1918 /

  • Architect: C.N. Kent
  • Width: 26
  • Depth: 5/8
  • Other Measurements: Stele H:6' W:3'6
  • May 31, 1971
  • Dedication Date: May 31, 1971
  • Woodside Memorial Committee
  • Stele with plaque, documents capsule
  • Sheidow Bronze Co, Kingwood, West Virgina
  • Riley Brothers
  • Plaque or tablet
Roosevelt Avenue and 60th St.
Queens
NY
USA

WOODSIDE MEMORIAL PARK 
DEDICATED TO ALL MEMBERS 
OF THE COMMUNITY WHO 
MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE 
FOR THE GOOD AND WELFARE 
OF THEIR COUNTRY AND FOR 
THE PEACE AND FREEDOM OF 
MANKIND 
THE WORLD WARS 
KOREA AND VIET NAM

Architect: Joseph Bresnan

  • 1928
  • Memorial Hunters Club Submission: thewanderer
66783 Yates Center
KS
USA

Erected by the Rural School Children of Woodson County in honor of the Woodson County Boys who entered the World War and in memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice

To you, from failing hands,
We throw the torch --
Be yours to hold it high:
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep.
McCrae.

Veterans Memorial Park, 100 W. 1st St.
43469 Woodville
OH
USA

A life-size bronze statue of a WWI doughboy is depicted with a rifle and grenade, advancing through the stumps and barbed wire of No Man's Land. It is mounted on a base of brick with a concrete top. It was sponsored by the Exchange Club of Woodville, sculpted by E.M. Viquesney, and dedicated on October 16,1927. The base was designed by Alton Weigel.

Green Hill Park, Memorial Grove
01605 Worcester
MA
USA

Memorial Grove at Greenhill Park

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaque Memorial Grove was established in 1928 to honor the veterans of Worcester, MA who died in World War I.  It consists of an iron gateway set in two blocks, and a pink granite marker set on a concrete pathway leading into the grove. 

  • Dedication Date: circa 1923
1931 Center Street
94704 Berkeley
CA
USA

Berkeley World War I Commemorative Plaque

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

100c 100m wwi centennial plaqueAlthough far from the combat fronts, Berkeley was one of California's largest cities during World War I and participated in the war effort in many ways, including critical manufacturing, training of servicemen, war-related research at the University of California campus, and volunteer and patriotic programs in the community.  At least 100 Berkeley men did not return from the war.  They were remembered with a plaque that was later permanently installed on Berkeley's Veteran's Memorial Building in 1923.  The plaque was restored and rededicated on the Centennial of Armistice Day in 2018.

  • Memorial Hunters Club Submission: Edward Walz
390 Montauk Highway
11941 Eastport
NY
USA
A Doughboy holding an American flag with a plaque with names of Veterans from Eastport. Memorial is easily seen from road. It stands in front of a school.