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WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL
Texarkana

Erected 1936
Unknown Artist

Sheppard Park
6th and Olive St., Texarkana
Texarkana - WWI Memorial
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2010

World War I Memorial

As 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.
Historical Marker Text

World War I Memorial

In 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.
November 1936.
Texarkana - WWI Memorial Eagle
Photo courtesy Barclay Gibson, 2010
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