Thursday, February 8, 2018

Delaware IX

Steve and I returned to Delaware recently to see if we could locate a few more memorials and revisit a few that have been updated since we were last here.

Our first stop was Newark, home of University of Delaware, home of the Blue Hens. One of the most famous grads, at least in the sports world, is Joe Flacco QB of the Baltimore Ravens.

It is a lovely little town like so many college towns with old Georgian (?) buildings on the campus and streets full of students.

We located the memorial on the corner of Academy and E. Main.

It was originally a WWII memorial made of wood with a plaque attached, but has been rebuilt and now honors Korean and Vietnam vets, too. I found it interesting that there is only one name form Korea and 17 from Vietnam.

The memorial is quite simple and yet, manages to honor all in a simple and
dignified manner.

In the future we will see a couple more new ones we found and two that have been greatly updated.

Next time, on the 13th, we will return to Florida, so join me there at 9:00am.

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

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