Seminole County World War Monument

Seminole County World War Monument (HM11OT)

Location: Sanford, FL 32771 Seminole County
Country: United States of America

N 28° 48.899', W 81° 16.083'

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Inscription
(Base: front side)
Dedicated
to
the Memory of
the brave sons of
Seminole County
who laid their lives
on the sacrificial altar
of
Democracy
in the World War
1914 — 1918

(Base: right side)
Erected and presented
to
Seminole County
by
Frank L. Miller

(Base: rear side)
Only those are fit to live
Who do not fear to die

(Base: left side)
Received and accepted
by
Judge E.F. Housholder
Feby. 23, 1919


(Pillar: front side)
— NAVY —

M.W. Lovell Jr.

Cec. W. Calhoun

(Pillar: rear side)
— ARMY —

Frank A. Campbell
Arthur D. Lossing
Archie B. Liles
Joseph S. Laing
J. Oscar White
Harry Phillips
Carl Malm
Edwin J. Robinson

Handy Jenkins

(Rededication plaque)
The Monument Story
February 23, 1919, the monument was first unveiled at Central Park (now Centennial Park), honoring 11 men from Seminole County who died in service to their country in WWI. It is made of marble and in the form of a broken shaft symbolizing the youthful lives sacrificed in the prime of manhood for the "Cause of the right and the just." F.L. Miller of Milvis Marble Co. presented the monument to Seminole County.

February 24, 1985, the monument was moved to the American Legion Post 53 at 3506 Orlando Drive.

June 1988, the monument was moved to the American Legion's new home at 2874 S. Sanford Ave in Sanford.

November 11, 2006, the monument was moved to a place of honor here at the Veterans Memorial Park.

May 28, 2007, the monument was rededicated to the people of Seminole County.
Details
HM NumberHM11OT
Tags
Year Placed1919
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 9:12am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 473845 N 3187517
Decimal Degrees28.81498333, -81.26805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 48.899', W 81° 16.083'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 48' 53.94" N, 81° 16' 4.98" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)407
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 215 W Seminole Blvd, Sanford FL 32771, US
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