Across the United States, towns have honored their soldiers and fallen soldiers in different ways — sometimes small or sometimes with large monuments. They are permanent markers in towns across the country that only locals know of but wandering tourists could easily miss.
We at Stars and Stripes want to document these memorials across the country, and to do so we created an interactive map. Unfortunately, Stars and Stripes can’t get to them all, so we are enlisting the help of our readers to supply us with images (and the exact location) of their local veteran memorials.
We aren’t looking for national monuments such as the World War II Memorial and the Vietnam Wall in D.C., or the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor (they have been added to the map already for the sake of reference). We want the memorials in your town that are dedicated to servicemembers. It can be a specific monument, like one that just honors the World War II veterans, or a monument that encompasses more veterans. It can be from any war.
We’ve already added some local monuments to the map, taken by Stars and Stripes photographers. Browse through the locations along the East Coast. The red pins are local memorials. The yellow pins are National Memorials.
Please include the street address where the memorial is and your name. The photo must be taken by you and free of any copyright or other restrictions.