The Newton War Memorial was dedicated on Armistice Day, 11 November 1931, to honor all those in the military who served, who fought, and who died to protect our country’s freedoms. The following photographs depict parts of that ongoing memorial.
The Entrance to Newton’s War Memorial
The Vietnam War was fought from November 1, 1955 to April 30, 1975.
The Korean War was fought from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953.
World War II was fought from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945. The United States entered the war on December 8, 1941.
The conflicts before World War II are represented by dioramas.
World War I was fought from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918. The United States formally declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917.
The War Between the States was fought from the firing on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861 to Lee’s surrender to Grant at the Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865.
The War of 1812 was fought from June 18, 1812 to February 18, 1815.
The Revolutionary War was fought from April 19, 1775 to September 3, 1783.
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