Friday, May 19, 2017

West Virginia IX

Harper's Ferry West Virginia certainly has its rightful place in history and millions upon millions have visited this storied town. I wonder how many have ventured just a little bit down West Washington Street and seen this memorial on the lawn of the Harper's Ferry Middle school?

Dedicated to all who have served in our wars the memorial stones display the insignias of the five services plus the Merchant Marine, a service not always represented.

Near by is this glass enclosed case with the stories of some of Jefferson County's heroes.

In addition to these local heroes the names of those lost are listed, too from 'Nam and the other 20th century wars.

West Virginia, as I have probably mentioned before, lost more citizens per capita than any other state.

Next time, on the 24th, we will return to Arizona. Join me there, as always, at 9:00am.

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

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