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Freedom Memorial Park Monument to WWI, Fayetteville. Photo courtesy of Waymarking.com

Freedom Memorial Park Monument to WWI
Fayetteville
View complete article and references at Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina at: https://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/monument/110

Description: Standing approximately 6 feet tall, this granite monument is shaped like an open book, angled slightly back as though held by the viewer, with various small rocks on its base. On the left side of the book is the poem "In Flanders Fields" with a small simplistic depiction of a military cemetery above it. On the right side, along the crease, is a downward-pointing rifle with a helmet on top of its stock. There is an inscription beside it.

Inscription:
Left "page": IN FLANDERS FIELDS / BY LIEUTENANT COLONEL JOHN MCCRAE, MD / (1872-1918) / IN FLANDERS FIELDS THE POPPIES BLOW / BETWEEN THE CROSSES ROW ON ROW / THAT MARK OUR PLACE; AND IN THE SKY / THE LARKS, STILL BRAVELY SINGING, FLY / SCARCE HEARD AMID THE GUNS BELOW / WE ARE THE DEAD. SHORT DAYS AGO / WE LIVED, FELT DAWN, SAW SUNSET GLOW / LOVED AND WERE LOVED, AND NOW WE LIE / IN FLANDERS FIELDS. / TAKE UP YOUR QUARREL WITH THE FOE: / TO YOU FROM FAILING HANDS WE THROW / THE TORCH; BE YOURS TO HOLD IT HIGH. / IF YE BREAK FAITH WITH US WHO DIE / WE SHALL NOT SLEEP, THOUGH POPPIES GROW / IN FLANDERS FIELDS.


Right "page": WORLD WAR I / IN MEMORIAM TO CUMBERLAND COUNTY'S FALLEN SONS / ADCOX, CYRUS P. (PRIVATE, ARMY) / BRADY, BENJAMIN W. (PRIVATE, ARMY) / BROWN, HENRY B. (PRIVATE, ARMY) / BULLA, THOMAS M. (LIEUTENANT, ARMY) / BYRD, NATHAN (PRIVATE, ARMY) / FAIRCLOTH, ARCHIE D. (PRIVATE, ARMY) / GRANTHAM, WILLIAM W. (PRIVATE, ARMY) / HALL, HENRY H. (PRIVATE, ARMY) / HAWLEY, WILLIAM A. (PRIVATE ARMY) / MCLAURIN, WILLIAM (PRIVATE, ARMY) / MCPHAIL, JOHN D. (CORPORAL, ARMY) / PORCELLI, ROBERT (CORPORAL, ARMY) / RASBERRY, ARCHIE C. (CORPORAL, ARMY) / SMITH, NOVITZ (PRIVATE, ARMY) / THAGGARD, WAYMOND T. (PRIVATE, ARMY) / WEST, WALTER (PRIVATE, ARMY) / WHITE, GILBERT (LIEUTENANT, ARMY) / "LAFAYETTE, WE ARE HERE"


Dedication date: 2/13/1999

Creator: b

Materials & Techniques: Granite

Sponsor: Lafayette Society, The Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry, Citizens of Cumberland County

Landscape: The monument stands in the Freedom Memorial park surrounded by other war memorials.

City: Fayetteville

County: Cumberland

Subjects: World War I

Latitude: 
35.05577
Longitude: 
-78.88689
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