A Memorial Landscape

A Memorial Landscape (HM17MC)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 18.052', W 77° 27.809'

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On this site, the Fredericksburg Area Veteran's Council honors the local men and women who gave their lives in wars and military actions during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

The extension of George Street to a new high school cut through several lots to create this island of green. The flagpole comprised the first memorial and lists the names of local men killed in France during World War I. The 40mm anti-aircraft gun is a reminder of World War II. The large granite panels were placed on an expanded island in 2008. The names of the fallen are guarded by two deck guns from the Spanish-American War, a late nineteenth century war that initiated America's historic and continuing role in overseas conflicts.

Additional memorials can be found on the grounds of the former school, where students have remembered their peers with benches, flagpoles, and plaques. The town renamed the old Fredericksburg High School after Matthew Fontaine Maury, a local boy who grew up to do pioneering research in oceanography while an officer in the United States Navy.
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HM NumberHM17MC
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Placed ByFredericksburg's Economic Development Authority
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 8:11pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284583 N 4242068
Decimal Degrees38.30086667, -77.46348333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 18.052', W 77° 27.809'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 18' 3.12" N, 77° 27' 48.54" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 529 George St, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US
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