OOS Sculpture

Soldiers Memorial Monument, Delta

1923 / Creator Unknown / Delta

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Large stone monument with plaques on all four sides and an artillery piece on top. Smaller stone monuments line the walkway toward the monument, in dedication to the Vietnam War, Iraq War, and Afghanistan War.

Location: Greenlawn Cemetery, Adrian St. and Elmwood Ave.

County

: Fulton

Citation

: “Soldiers Memorial Monument, Delta,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed July 29, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/2141.

Title

Soldiers Memorial Monument, Delta

Description

Large stone monument with plaques on all four sides and an artillery piece on top. Smaller stone monuments line the walkway toward the monument, in dedication to the Vietnam War, Iraq War, and Afghanistan War.

Date

1923

Subject

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

2141

Location City

Location County

Location Site

Location Street

Adrian St. and Elmwood Ave.

Location Type

Materials

Inscription

Plaque on front side,
"Soldiers Memorial Monument"/"Dedicated to the memory of soldiers of all wars"/"1923"/"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."/"St. John, 15:13."
Plaque on left side,
"In memory of the soldiers of the Civil War 1861-1865"/
"But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate - we cannot consecrate - we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it...in that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion."/
"-Abraham Lincoln"
Plaque on rear side,
"In memory of the soldiers of the Spanish-American War 1898"/
"Let us in return try to shape our deeds so that the America of the future shall justify by her career the deeds of valor of her soldier heroes of the past."
"-Theodore Roosevelt"
Plaque on right side,
"In memory of the soldiers of the World War 1914-1918"/
"Comrade: you are the immortal symbol of devotion to the highest ideal of humanity. You gave everything for peace."/
"-Gen. John J. Pershing"