Bladensburg Monuments

Bladensburg Monuments (HM1HDA)

Location: Bladensburg, MD 20710 Prince George's County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 56.455', W 76° 56.467'

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Honoring their Service

— Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail —

This crossroads has become a place for communities to commemorate their residents in service and death. Among the memorials dedicated here is the "Undaunted in Battle" Monument to those who served and died in the War of 1812 and the Battle of Bladensburg.

The large Memorial Cross in the center of the crossroads, constructed between 1919 and 1925, is dedicated to the "soldiers, sailors, and marines" who died in World War I. Memorial Cross marks the beginning of the National Defense Highway between Bladensburg and Annapolis.

A tablet installed in 1944 and updated in 1946 and 1953 honors those who died in World War II. The bronze plate reads "In Memory of the Men and Women of Prince George's County who made the supreme sacrifice that freedom might live." The fourth monument, begun in 1982, is dedicated to those who served and died in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The memorial is inscribed with "Duty, Honor, Country."

After the tragedies of September 11, 2001, the town of Bladensburg dedicated a memorial to those who died in the attacks. The inscription reads "Prince Georges County honors those who lost their lives on September 11,2001. We will always remember them."
Series This marker is part of the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail series
Year Placed2014
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 10:09pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 331768 N 4312011
Decimal Degrees38.94091667, -76.94111667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.455', W 76° 56.467'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 27.3" N, 76° 56' 28.02" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4401 Upshur St, Bladensburg MD 20710, US
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