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Date: 1911 

Description: A decommissioned Civil War cannon at Courthouse Park.

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Description: View of a monument to New Jersey's Fifteenth Regiment on the site of a battlefield. The memorial was erected by the State of New Jersey and is surrounded...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the Soldiers' Monument in front of a stone building. Store fronts can be seen in the background. At the bottom is printed: "Soldiers' Monument To...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Front view of the United States Memorial Arch, completed in 1917. The arch was designed by Paul Philippe Cret, and exhibits the neoclassical style. The a...

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

In this lesson students study the words and listen to the song, “The Ballad of Ira Hayes."

Photograph

Monument

Date:  date unknown

Description: Two statues mark the entrance of the picnic area of Valley Forge National Park. The monuments consist of identical bases and an eagle on top of each colum...

Date: 1952-11-11 

Description: Nena Aylward, left, of the Women's Relief Corps, is placing a wreath on the cenotaph in Armistice Day ceremonies in Capitol Park. Assisting is Clarence R....

Historical Essay

The Story of Memorial Day

Celebrations of Memorial Day Throughout History

Discover the history of Memorial Day celebrations in Wisconsin.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a public tomb, built in 1850, outside a cemetery. A mounted canon and Civil War Soldiers Monument can be seen nearby.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of a memorial tablet commemorating the burning of the city by the Confederates. The memorial stands in a public square, surrounded by a fence. The...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a monument on a battlefield to Major General John Sedgwick, killed in action on May 9, 1864. The memorial, erected in 1887 by veterans of Segdwick...

Date: 1945-02-25 

Description: Memorial plaque and white crosses at a Marine cemetery on Tarawa Atoll in the South Pacific. Text on the plaque reads, "Semper Fidelis. At this site memori...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the United States Memorial Arch, completed in 1917. The arch was designed by Paul Philippe Cret, and exhibits the neoclassical style. The arch re...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: Cushing Memorial, erected on the S.E. 1/4 of S.W. 1/4 of Section 18.

Date: 1946-05 

Description: Marge Bong talks with General Kenney on the Wisconsin State Capitol steps at the Major Richard Ira Bong (1920-1945), Memorial dedication, Memorial Day.

Date: 1913-07 ca.

Description: Panoramic view of encampment for the Battle of Gettysburg 50th Anniversary, with hundreds of tents.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a Revolutionary War Memorial, erected by Mrs. Nancy M. Parke in 1903. A liberty bell and eagle sit atop a list of soldiers of the war in 1776. Pu...

Date: 1920 ca.

Description: View of a copy of "The Hiker," a Spanish War Memorial found in Deering's Oak Park, originally designed in 1906 by Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson. Residences an...

Photograph

Irvine Park

Date: 1926 

Description: A gazebo dedicated to solders and sailors in Irvine Park. A flagpole and benches are in front of the gazebo.

Date: 1917 

Description: View of a fountain in an octagonal basin at the Wisconsin Veteran's Memorial Park. There is a monument of a soldier behind it. Dwellings surround the park.

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