The United States Veterans Memorial, a War Memorial

The United States Veterans Memorial, a War Memorial (HM1VJ9)

Location: Saint Petersburg, FL 33701 Pinellas County
Country: United States of America

N 27° 46.345', W 82° 38.267'

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The United States Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to All Veterans · Past · Present · Future
1775 · ——




(North-Center-Upper)

Old Glory

I am the Star Spangled Banner .....
conceived in 1777 out of the love
America bore for Liberty and Honor.
I am the memorial of countless heroes who
shed their blood to preserve this
sacred heritage.
I have inspired generations of gallant men
who fought against tyranny.
I am the spirit of Valley Forge .....
of sacrifice ..... of courage.
I have guarded every rampart where freedom
defended its glorious cause .....
Tripoli ... Belleau Wood ... Argonne Forest
... Omaha Beach ... Anzio ... Bastogne
... Guadalcanal ... Coral Sea ...
Leyte Gulf ... Iwo Jima ... Korea ...
Viet Nam ... Persian Gulf
I fly wherever Americans gave their lives to
preserve the sanctity of life.
My home is in the hearts of all who feel a
thrill of pride when they salute me
and what I symbolize -


(North-Center-Lower)

On Fame's Eternal Camping
Ground Their Silent Tents
Are Spread, And Glory
Guards, With Solemn Round
The Bivouac of
the Dead.


(North-Left)

United States Army
(circular plaque)



(North-Right)

United States Navy
(circular plaque)


(West-Center-Upper)

In grateful memory of
those who died in the service of their country.
They stand in the unbroken line of patriots who have dare to die
that freedom might live, and grow, and increase its blessings.
Freedom lives, and through it, they live —
in a way that humbles the undertakings of most men.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
President of the United States of America



(West-Center-Lower)

... To Those Who Served
(rectangular plaque)

United States Air Force
(circular plaque)


(West-Left)

Korean War
(square plaque)


(West-Right)

Revolutionary War
(square plaque)



(South-Center-Upper)

The United States Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to All Veterans · Past · Present · Future
1775 · ——

May you who pass this way
renew and cherish the heritage
of America's
veterans, the men and women
who, for generations, have answered
our nation's clarion call. In their
devotion, their valor, and the loyal
fulfillment of their obligations to
protect and defend the United States
of America, they have left a heritage
of which those who follow may
ever be proud.

William Joseph Griswold
City Councilmember Emeritus
Chairman, Board of Directors
United States Veterans Memorial
May 29, 1995





(South-Center-Lower)

United States Marine Corps
(circular plaque)


(South-Left)

Vietnam War
(square plaque)


(South-Right)

World War I
(square plaque)




(North-Center-Upper)

United States Military Casualties

















































































War-Conflict Battle Deaths Other Deaths Wounded
Revolutionary War1775-1783 4,435 Not Known 6,188
War of 18121812-1815 2,260 Not Known 4,505
Mexican War1846-1848 1,733 11,550 4,152
Civil War1861-1865 140,414 224,097 281,881
Spanish American War1898 385 2,061 1,662
World War I1917-1918 53,402 63,114 204,002
World War II1941-1946 (sic) 291,557 113,842 670,846
Korean Conflict1950-1953 33,643 20,617 103,284
Vietnam Conflict1964-1973 47,382 10,753 153,303
Persian Gulf War1990 146 244 467

Source of Information:
Department of Defense



(East-Center-Lower)

U.S. Veterans Memorial
(rectangular plaque)

United States Coast Guard
(circular plaque)


(East-Left)

The United States Veterans Memorial


This flag, which we honor and under which
we serve, is the emblem of our unity, our
power, our thought and purpose as a nation.
Woodrow Wilson
President of the United States of America


If
we desire peace... it must be known that we
are at all times ready for war.
General George Washington

I am not of those who think that the
priceless freedoms of our country can be
saved without sacrifice.
General George C. Marshall

Our country! In her intercourse with foreign
nations may she always be in the right.
But our country, right or wrong.
Stephen Decatur



(East-Right)

World War II
(square plaque)


Details
HM NumberHM1VJ9
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Year Placed1995
Placed ByCity of St. Petersburg
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 1:01am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 338619 N 3073067
Decimal Degrees27.77241667, -82.63778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 46.345', W 82° 38.267'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 46' 20.7" N, 82° 38' 16.02" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)727
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-387 1st Ave N, Saint Petersburg FL 33701, US
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