County Veterans Memorial
215 W High St
Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana
"THE PRICE of FREEDOM
Dedicated in honor of
all men and women
who have served in
the Armed Forces and
for the freedom of
The United Statesof America
Dedicated May 22, 1994"
Est Aug 1, 1907
Activity in the air began with the use of
balloons by the Army for reconnaissance.
The first aircraft in action was in 1916
against Pancho Villa in Mexico.
On July 26, 1947 the
National Security Act
created the independent U.S. Air Force.
OFF WE GO INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER
Est Nov 10, 1775
A proud group that fights in the air,
on land and sea, securing
the position for other forces, and
guard our American Embassies.
They have fought in all conflicts and
proclaim that they are the
"First to Fight for Right and Freedom"
Est June 14, 1775
The first organized defense for the
United States and today still defends
God, Liberty and Country.
It's equipped with the most modern
weapons systems in the world, with
troops that can be moved quickly
to any global location where
our interests are threatened
THIS WE'LL DEFEND
Est Aug 4, 1790
Formed to guard the coast
against smugglers. They police
shorelines and harbors,
enforce navigation regulations,
and conduct searches from water and air
for people lost at sea. They maintain
transmitting stations that
send navigation signals all over the world.
Est Oct 13, 1775
It controls the waters by defeating attacks
in the air and on the sea. It also
transports troops, equpment and supplies.
They have pioneered nuclear powered ships,
submarines, and remote guided missles.
Superior technologry makes our navy
the most feared in the world.
The American colonies merchant fleet
had the most ships destroyed during
the Revolutionary War. Ships numbers
increased during the 1800's, WW I and WW II.
The cargo they carry aids greatly in
defeating the enemy. Ship types are dry
cargo and tankers, as well as passenger
IN PEACE AND WAR"
Apr 19, 1775 Sep 3, 1783
4,435 Lives Lost
WAR of 1812
June 18, 1812 Jan 8, 1815
2,260 Lives Lost
May 13, 1846 Feb 2, 1848
13,283 Lives Lost
Apr 12, 1861 May 26, 1865
620,000 Lives Lost
SPANISH AMERICAN WAR
Apr 25, 1898 Dec 10, 1898
2,446 Lives Lost
WORLD WAR I
Apr 6, 1917 Nov 11, 1918
116,516 Lives Lost
June 24, 1950 July 27, 1953
54,246 Lives Lost
ANGELS OF MERCY
THE SUPREME SACRIFICE
Aug 4, 1964 Jan 27, 1973
58,167 Lives Lost
Oct 25, 1983 Nov 2, 1983
19 Lives Lost
Dec 20, 1989 Jan 31, 1990
23 Lives Lost
Aug 7, 1990 Apr 11, 1991
390 Lives Lost
Dec 9, 1992 Mar 28, 1994
44 Lives Lost"
I believe there is another memorial near this one, but I was unable to find it and the downtown area was nearly empty of any activity when I made the stop.