War Memorial Park

War Memorial Park (HM2AQX)

Location: Long Beach, MS 39560 Harrison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 20.958', W 89° 9.184'

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Fifteen Long Beach mothers began meeting weekly
in 1942 to pray for their sons and daughters
serving in the Armed Forces. They, organized
into the Long Beach War Memorial Association
in 1945 and began raising money for a memorial.
They bought this site in 1950 for $2,750,
developing it into a park. Landscaping, playground
equipment, and a memorial shaft were added in
1951. The park was deeded to the city in 1952
"...as a memorial to the 10 young men who gave
their lives in service to their country during
World War II." Long Beach Rotary Club in 1996
adopted the park and began extensive renovation.
A flag pole was erected in 1998 by Eddy Blake
VFW Post 3937.
Year Placed1998
Placed ByLong Beach Historical Society and Long Beach Rotary Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 24th, 2018 at 8:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 293048 N 3359456
Decimal Degrees30.34930000, -89.15306667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 20.958', W 89° 9.184'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 20' 57.48" N, 89° 9' 11.04" W
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Area Code(s)228, 662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 208 Pine St, Long Beach MS 39560, US
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