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  A Typical War Memorial in Small Town USA
by deecat

Most small towns in America display much patriotic emotions and loyalty to the United States. Their citizens and local organizations display this patriotic spirit through "flag waving", "flag pins worn on clothing", "banners on cars and trucks". .

Many small towns across this country have newly erected War Memorials. An example of one such memorial is found in Gurnee, Illinois in front of the Fire Department.

It's really quite a lovely War Memorial that is made of white granite set on a dark granite base. The base has five brass emblems which represent The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and the National Guard.

Letters done in relief make an inscription that reads:

In Memory of the sons and daughters of Warren Township who gave their lives during military conflicts of the United States so that freedom might prevail"

The MIA (Missing in Action) Flag stands beside it; the American Flad stands behind it; the Illinois Flag stands on the other side of it.

This is only one of many memorials to honor our servicemen and servicewomen. It's an honor to live in small communities who still value old-time patriotic values.

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  • Updated Jun 10, 2005
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