World War I
it should be, this monument honors World
War I soldiers from both Miller County, Arkansas and Bowie County, Texas.
It was erected by a group of local women who called themselves “The Texarkana
Memorial Unit.” It is interesting to note that although WWI
was over in 1918, it took years before many WWI
monuments were erected.
War I MemorialIn
memory of the men from Bowie County, Texas and Miller County, Arkansas, who made
the supreme sacrifice in the service of their country in the World
War 1917-1918. They and their comrades fought not for selfish gain nor for
one foot of added territory, but for the highest ideal ever upheld by man--the
peace of the world. This monument is a symbol of the praise and gratitude which
they so justly merit which will forever be accorded them by their countryment.
Erected by the Texarkana Memorial Unit, an organization of women banded together
to honor their loyalty, their service and the devotion.