Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Union County Resolves to Put Up War Memorial Now, Nov. 11, 1918

From the Monroe Journal, Nov. 12, 1918. They had good intentions, but the war memorial was not put up until 1996.

There was inaugurated in Monroe yesterday a plan to erect a monument to the Union county boys who entered the service during the war. It is proposed that the names of the Union county men who have died for their country, either in action or from disease, shall be chiseled upon the monument. It was suggested that the monument be placed on the south side of the courthouse. It was pointed out that it is much better to erect the monument now in order that the men in whose honor it is placed may see and know that the people of Union county who remained at home love and honor them for the sacrifices and risks they have made for us than to leave it for future generations. The plan met with the approval of a number of the business men. Mr. R.A. Morrow expressed himself as being willing to give liberally toward the work.

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