Sunday, October 16, 2016

New York X

North Tonawanda lies 15 to 20 miles north of buffalo, depending on what route you take.

 Brauer Park sits outside City Hall and is home to these memorials.

The Vietnam memorial honoring the 11 who were lost sits just in front of the older memorial to those who served in WWII.

These individual markers are placed to honor many from many wars. These are often seen as pavers located on a plaza, so this is a little different.


I found this interesting. It may be the only such marked to JFK I have ever run across. If you didn't know that he is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, you might think he actually rested here.

This part of the state has a number of interesting memorials some of which I have posted previously and a few are yet to come.

Next time, on the 21st, we travel back to North Carolina, so join me there, as usual, at 9:00am.

To see other memorials from New York, or any other state, click the state name on the left side of this page.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

New Mexico XII

A little more than 25 miles north of Santa Fe is Espanola which is the home of a beautiful Veteran's memorial that honors all from Northern New Mexico who have served.

It lists more than 2000 names, but does not specify service branches, rank etc.

A Walk of Honor provides places for individual remembrances.

100 red and white rose bushes surround the area but were not in bloom when I visited.

The fountain, seen in the first and second pic,  provides a restful water pool for reflection, but was not turned on the day I visited the site. This wall is the outer face and proclaims the gratitude of the community.

There are other sites here, so if in the area be sure to check out this great spot.

Next time, on the 16th, we will return to New York, so, join me there at 9:00am., as always.

To see additional memorials from New Mexico, or any other state, click the state name on the left side of this page.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

New Jersey X

About an hour southeast of Cherry Hill Twp. lies the town of Magnolia. The American Legion Post 370 is at 430 N. Warwick Road and it sponsors a multi-war memorial and a Vietnam memorial on its grounds.

I have seen other pics of this memorial with only the three top names, but when I was there a new name had been added. It was dedicated in 1987, but when this , hopefully, final name was added is not clear.

In addition to the memorials on site are these "tiles" that I found interesting. One for our POW/MIA's and another that is simply patriotic.

 I, often, wonder about these names that are added as time goes by: who will be the last one and will we know? How will we know? I wond2r who and when the last name will added to The Wall. as you may know names are added every May if they have been identified. Names were added this past May bringing the total to 58,315.

Next time, on the 11th, we will head back to New Mexico. So, as always, join me there at 9:00am.

To see additional memorials from New Jersey, or any other state, click the state name on the left side of this page.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

New Hampshire X

Driving through New Hampshire is spectacular, especially in the fall. I wandered into the town of Gorham and was surprised to find this rather large memorial just off the road. It is located across the street from a Subway that was decorated for both Halloween and Christmas. I liked that. I, also, noticed a Moose Tours sign hanging out side. I would have loved to do that, but no time. I did see a moose not too far down the road.

The memorials, like so many others in smaller towns, is a multi-war memorial and honors many who served and/or were lost in a number of wars.

Among all the names I could find only one who was lost in 'Nam and he is remembered with the larger group who served and also on this paver stone dedicated to him.

As always seems to be the case, a number of names have been added after the original memorial was built.

The population of Gorham was less than 3,000 in the 2010 census. they should be duly proud of this magnificent memorial to their citizens.

Next time, on the 6th, we will venture back to New Jersey, so join me there at 9:00am.

To see other memorials from New Hampshire, or any other state, click the state name on the left side of this page

Monday, September 26, 2016

Nevada VII

This small Vietnam memorial was found among a group of others on Pyramid Way in Sparks.

The Sparks Memorial Park, near the Sparks Historical Museum is home to a number of memorials including not only Vets, but Law Enforcement and firefighters, too.

The plaque on the pedestal lists those from various wars that were lost. Eight of these were from Vietnam.

 This bench is the only component dedicated solely to Vietnam.

All of this is slated to change in the relatively near future. A brand new memorial park is gearing up to open.

You can rad more about it here:

So, next time on the 1st of October, we will take a trip back to New Hampshire, so, join me there at 9:00am.

To see other memorials from Nevada, or any other state, click the state name on the left side of this page.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Nebraska XI

Fremont lies in Dodge County, Nebraska. At 16th and Luther is Clemmons Park and it is home to a memorial to the 14 from the area that were lost in 'Nam.

In front of the flagpole, outside of the Gazebo is this plaque honoring the 14 lost.

The Gazebo houses another tribute, perhaps an earlier one.

This one paraphrases the founding principle of Vietnam Veterans of America.

The first plaque comments on the fact that a tree was planted for each of the 12 lost and one more for the POW/MIAs. However, there are 14 names listed. I called the local newspaper to see if I could find out any more information. It is very common for memorials to be updated with new names over time. I would be willing to bet that every memorial I have ever visited has been updated.

The reporter who wrote the story I had seen no longer works at the paper, so I was put in touch with the editor who, very kindly, gave me the name and number of a local, highly involved, Vietnam vet. He was sure that this guy could help me. So, I called only to discover that both of the vets phone numbers are out of service. I called the paper back, but they were gone for the day.

So, as I so often do, I will turn to you to see of you have any information. If so, you can contact me here through the comments section or there is an email on the left side of the page that is private.

Next time, on the 26th, we will revisit Nevada, so join me, as always, at 9:00am.

To see additional memorials from Nebraska, or any other state, click the state name on the left side of this page.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Missouri IX

On a corner,in Kirkwood, Mo., among many trees are several memorials to various wars.

This one, to our Fathers and Grandfathers, caught my attention, first.

Further exploration discovered this one to our fellow soldiers. The delineations are interesting here. You rarely see such groupings as these.

Just wondering around turned up this, presumably, older memorial to those lost. It seems to be exactly the same as the newer, larger one. They both remember and honor the 10 from the area that were lost.

 Kirkwood is about 13 miles southwest of St. Louis and the memorial is located between city Hall and the RR tracks. near the intersection of S. Kirkwood road and Argonne Drive.

Again, very little available info. about this site. as always, let me know, if you know.

Next time, on the 21st, we will take another look at Nebraska, so, join me there,as always, at 9:00am.

To see other memorials from Missouri, or any other state, click the state name on the left side of this page,