World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial (HM1J4S)

Location: Manhattan, KS 66506 Riley County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 11.276', W 96° 34.802'

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Forever, we honor the men and women in military service in World War II - the largest war in human history with the greatest toll in lives, treasure, and suffering. Those we honor acted with greater strength than they thought they possessed. In dark hours, they saw beyond fear and suffering to the hope of a good life for themselves and for others. They did their duty with a quiet valor that we celebrate. Their commitment to their nation and to their countrymen preserved freedom for the generations to come and thus we resolve to honor their sacrifice by taking their hopes of individual freedom and mutual respect as our responsibility and our destiny.

Sacred Soil
Placed in the center of this World War II Memorial and under the Tags of Honor is sacred soil from cemeteries where members of the armed forces rest. This is hallowed ground and must remain so in recognition and honor of those many valiant men and women who have served to protect this country and ensure freedom.

The cemeteries are:
Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia
Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth
Fort Scott National Cemetery, Fort Scott
Kansas Veteran's Cemetery, Fort Dodge
Kansas Veteran's Cemetery, Wakeeney
Kansas Veteran's Cemetery, Winfield
Kansas Veteran's Cemetery, Fort Riley
And a number of private cemeteries
World War II Memorial Veterans Committee
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Donors to the World War II Memorial
A sincere thank you is extended to the many friends and supporters who contributed to this World War II Memorial. Without your generosity, this permanent recognition of Kansas State University veterans who served in World War II would not have been possible.

Tim D. Chapman (USA, 1956)
Tags of Honor, 2011
Stainless Steel

Daniel W. Hunt (USA, 1961)
By Land; By Sea; By Air, 2011
HM NumberHM1J4S
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
Placed ByKansas State University and Concerned Alumni, Citizens, and Organizations
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 709006 N 4340421
Decimal Degrees39.18793333, -96.58003333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 11.276', W 96° 34.802'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 11' 16.56" N, 96° 34' 48.12" W
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Area Code(s)785
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1483-1523 Vattier Street, Manhattan KS 66506, US
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