Saturday, October 2, 2021

Virginia XXIV

Spotsylvania, Virginia Courthouse is located at 9101 Courthouse Road. I place this first on this post because I had such a hard time locating this memorial. The GPS, without the actual street address, drove me around and around and around the area before actually locating the site.

The memorial is dedicated to many and was placed by the American Legion in 1969. This would have made it a rather early memorial if Vietnam had been included at the time.
Added at some time later, these heroes seem almost an afterthought. Perhaps they were waiting to see what the actual count would end up being. That does not seem unreasonable to me, but one would think that they might have been added in the same manner as the others here. Virginia is steeped in history and while trying to find information, any information, on this site, I came across hundreds of memorials to the Civil War and those lost, but virtually none to these. Maybe it takes a hundred years.
Next time, on the 7th, we will return to California, so join me there at 9:00am.
To see other memorials from Virginia, or any other state, please click the state name on the left side of this page.

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