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"The centennial of World War One offers an opportunity for people in the United States to learn about
and commemorate the sacrifices of their predecessors."
from The World War One Centennial Commission Act, January 14, 2013

Across the nation in the years after World War One, state and local parks were named in honor of Americans who made significant contributions to the war effort. Many of these parks have statuary and other memorials related to World War One.  To add a park to this page, send an email to the webmaster with the relevant information. (See disclaimer.)

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  • Bench
  • Dedication Date: July 28, 2002
Near 524 Berne St
46711 Berne
IN
USA
3375 Cemetery Hill Rd SE
97352 Jefferson
OR
USA

The All Nations Native American Veterans Memorial Park is dedicated to all Native American veterans, regardless of which tribe they descend from. There are multiple stone memorials in the park. There is at least one memorial stone per war, and upon the stones are inscribed the names of the veterans who fought in the particular war which the stone memorializes.

59022 Crow Agency
MT
USA

This memorial park is dedicated to all Apsaalooke Crow Agency veterans. The park contains a memorial wall, a large statue of a native warrior riding a horse, the flags of the US, Apsaalooke Crow Agency, the branches of the military, and POW-MIA.

  • Memorial Hunters Club Submission: Memorial Hunter: Robert Shay, PH3, USNR-R, 1964-70
1 Tonasket Shop Road
98855 Tonasket
WA
USA

This memorial is part of the US Armed Forces Legacy Park, which honors veterans from every US war. The park also contains a plaque wall listing names of servicemembers from WWI as well as the Civil War, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Memorial Hunters Club Submission: Memorial Hunter: John Ruberry
  • Dedication Date: September 10, 1919
3300 N Grandview Dr
61614 Peoria
IL
USA

Photo courtesy of Phil Luciano / Journal Star

This memorial consists of a 25-foot-tall Greco-Roman column with a bronze eagle on top. The column's base contains four bronze plaques listing the names of WW1 servicemembers. For more information about the history and upkeep of the memorial, visit the "101 Things That Play in Peoria" website linked above.

  • Memorial Hunters Club Submission: Memorial Hunter: Robert Shay, PH3, USNR-R, 1964-70
12500 SW Allen Blvd
97005 Beaverton
OR
USA

This park contains many different memorials commemorating service in World War 1, including one for submariners and one for Medal of Honor recipients from all wars. The park is also home to many more monuments and memorials unrelated to World War 1, including Oregon's first Vietnam War Memorial.

  • Memorial Hunters Club Submission: Memorial Hunter: Robert Shay, PH3, USNR-R, 1964-70
201 NE 4th St
98004 Bellevue
WA
USA

On November 11, 1926, the Bellevue Minute Women dedicated a bronze plaque and 65' wooden flagpole to the memory of the three Bellevue citizens who lost their lives in WWI. 89 years later, the memorial was restored to prominence by the "Lest We Forget" committee of VFW Post 2995 in conjunction with Jewish War Veterans Pacific NW Post 686, the Bellevue Department of Parks and Community Services, the Eastside Heritage Center, and the Bellevue City Council. Although the original flagpole no longer stands today, the restored memorial contains a metal representational remnant. It also features a new sculpture depicting a ceremonially folded American casket flag with three roses placed on top. Nearby, three elm trees in a memorial grove symbolize the three fallen sons of Bellevue. Every Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day, three flags are flown to honor the servicemen's memory; there are also plans to hold commemorative ceremonies recognizing the centennial of each man's date of death. The memorial is located in the center of Bellevue's Downtown Park.

  • Dedication Date: Unknown
46714 Bluffton
IN
USA
  • Memorial Hunters Club Submission: Memorial Hunter: Robert Shay, PH3, USNR-R, 1964-70
6370 Kootenai St
83805 Bonners Ferry
ID
USA

This memorial park contains three monuments honoring the veterans and fallen servicemembers of Boundary County and one honoring the explorers who established the "first route of travel and trade across what is now the state of Idaho." The monuments honor veterans of all wars, including WW1. The park is located near the library, with its 100-foot flagpole making it hard to miss.

1050 Newnan Road
30116 Carrollton
GA
USA

“Dedicated to the memory of those who died in defense of freedom”

  • James Killian Spratt
  • Dedication Date: 1995
500 block of Tsali Blvd.
28719 Cherokee
NC
USA

This memorial site is located within the Cherokee Veterans Park. The memorial site, itself, consists of a seven sided granite stele topped with a bronze bust of Medal of Honor recipient Charles George. He is shown wearing an army helmet with the Medal of Honor around the neck. Each side of the stele has a pictograph representing one of the seven clans of the Cherokee Nation: Deer, Blue, Long Hair, Wolf, Bird, Paint and Wild Potato. Incised on the front is the Great Seal of the United States. Below this are the Seal of the Cherokee Nation, then the Fox clan, and then the list of Cherokee veterans killed in action. The other sides of the stele show the Coat of Arms for the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force and Merchant Marine.

Encircling the stele are seven table-stones. They list by clan the names of every known Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian that has served in the armed forces since the war of 1812.

At the entrance to the memorial site is a lectern top granite block with a bronze inscription plaque. On the front of this block, in color, is a mountain landscape. Superimposed over the landscape is a seven sided Cherokee star. Pictured inside the star is an Indian with long flowing hair, trees and mountains in moonlight. And the inscription on this stone reads:

“Cherokee Veterans Park”

“This park is dedicated to all members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians who served Honorably in the armed forces of this great Nation, and especially to those who died in the effort and to Charles George, the only member of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee to be awarded the congressional Medal of Honor.”

131 Pauline Street
02152 Winthrop
MA
USA
There is a memorial stone to the dead from Winthrop stands in front of the building, listing names of 21 local men who died in the war.
  • Dedication Date: 2005
47371 Portland
IN
USA
700 11th Ave SE
58701 Minot
ND
USA

This white marble monument, erected by the Girls' Military Squad of Minot , is believed to be the first permanent memorial in the nation to recognize local soldiers who died during The Great War.

The memorial was dedicated on 30 May 1918, in Riverside Park, now Roosevelt Park. It was moved to Rosehill Cemetery due to flooding.  The date of the move is uncertain; cemetery and park officials are researching to locate that date, known to be before 1962, and welcome any information the public might have.

The base of the monument is inscribed on all four sides. On the north side is engraved, “Erected by the Girls Military Squad, Minot, ND, May 30, 1918.” Other inscriptions read, “All For Our Country,” “In Memory of Minot’s Heroes Who Have Sacrificed Their Lives In The World’s Great Struggle for Universal Democracy,” and “That Government of, by, and for the People Might Not Perish From the Earth.”

For an interesting article about this memorial, please see: http://roadstothegreatwar-ww1.blogspot.com/2021/12/americas-first-world-war-i-memorial.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

  • Other
  • Memorial Hunters Club Submission: Memorial Hunter: Robert Shay, PH3, USNR-R, 1964-70
680 Fir Ave
97467 Reedsport
OR
USA

This park is home to memorials for those who lost their lives in WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and the 9/11 attacks. Additionally, the park features a wooden chainsaw-carved sculpture depicting a bald eagle with a servicemember's rifle, helmet, and boots. The sculpture, titled "The Soldier's Cross," is dedicated to "all those who have served and sacrificed."

  • Dedication Date: May 08, 2010
102 South State Street
46140 Greenfield
IN
USA
47362 New Castle
IN
USA
  • Memorial Hunters Club Submission: Memorial Hunter: Jim Haney
3602 U.S. 301
33619 Tampa
FL
USA

Commemorating the 106 local service members killed in action (KIA) during World War I. This memorial is part of a larger Veterans Memorial Park and Museum honoring local service members from the Seminole War (~1817-1858) to the present day.

  • Relief plaque on plinth
  • Dedication Date: 1922
  • 1992
  • Other Measurements: plinth H: 2'4
  • Depth: 1/2
  • Width: 2'
John Vincent Daniels Jr. Square
43rd Ave
11377 Woodside
NY
USA

THIS PARK IS DEDICATED TO / JOHN VINCENT DANIELS, JR. / WOODSIDE RESIDENT WHO DIED IN THE LAST DAYS OF WORLD WAR I. / [circular relief] / PRIVATE FIRST CLASS 102ND FIELD SIGNAL COMPANY / WORLD WAR I

17th St N & 6th Ave N
35203 Birmingham
AL
USA
Originally West Park, the name was changed in 1932 to honor Osmond Kelly Ingram, a local firefighter and Medal of Honor recipient. During the Civil Rights Movement the park was an integral location for rallies and demonstrations.

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