Tribute to the Doughboys

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A TRIBUTE TO

THE MEN OF MONROE COUNTY

WHO IN THE SPIRIT OF LOYALTY

SERVED THEIR COUNTRY

IN THE WORLD WAR 1917 – 1918

AND LOVING MEMORY OF

THOSE INSCRIBED BELOW

WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

Memorial Day is a time to stop and remember the ultimate sacrifices that American soldiers gave for the freedom of their fellow citizens. Tributes to those soldiers can be found in town squares and cemeteries all across a grateful nation.

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The tribute here is honoring soldiers from Monroe County, Indiana, who fought in World War I. In 1923, the memorial in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Bloomington, Indiana, was commemorated depicting “The Spirit of the Doughboy.”

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2 Responses to Tribute to the Doughboys

  1. Sarah McKinzie says:

    Keaton and I attended what I hope will be the first of many Memorial Day services yesterday to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

    • That is a beautiful tradition to begin with your son. I first started my fascination with cemeteries because of our family tradition of laying flowers on my father’s family graves in a small cemetery in his hometown of Little Sioux, Iowa. He told me wonderful stories about his family and friends who had died and were buried in that little cemetery. To many the cemetery is a spooky and creepy place, but my father assured me it wasn’t the dead ones I had to worry about–it was the ones still living!

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