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Monuments

There are many military monuments throughout the great lakes.  Here is what we are writing about lately.

  • Three Rivers, MI Bowman Memorial Park Ryan SchullerBowman Memorial Park Sign (from flicker.com)Bowman Park is a memorial park in Three Rivers, Michigan where it holds the location for a Colonial Sun Dial which was erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution ...
  • Colonel Demus T. Craw Medal of Honor Memorial Wes NelsonImage property of 7&4 NewsHeader image, above, property of 7&4 News (http://www.mohcraw.com/images/monument.jpg) More than half a century after his death, a Medal of Honor recipient was honored for his valiant sacrifice. Born on April 9, ...
  • The Battle of Stillman’s Run Monument Andrew FischerThe monument and graves of the Battle of Stillman’s Run sits at the surrender site of the Battle of Sitillman’s Run in current Stillman Valley Illinois. This monument was constructed ...
  • Battle of Sugar Point Historical Marker Ryan Knoll“The Indians were prompted to their outbreak by the wrongs committed against them and chafed under unfair treatment. They now will go back to their homes and live peaceably if ...
  • 1st Regiment of Michigan Engineers Armand MucciMichigan State Senate Website  This article will explain the history and impact of the 1st regiment of Michigan engineers had on the Civil War. The Michigan Engineers were a volunteer regiment from west and central ...
  • A Cold War Tragedy: B-52C Crash In January 1971 Derek GhellerOn January 7, 1971 a fireball erupted over the Little Traverse Bay caused by the crash of a Boeing B-52 Model C.  Along with the fireball, a sonic boom carried ...
  • Camp Release State Monument Caleb Joyal (photo by McGhiever, used with permission)   Camp Release State Monument The Dakota War of 1862 is a defining point in Minnesota history, due to the expansion achieved and the clear message that ...
  • Memorial to the Michigan Polar Bears Ian ProvoastIn mid October 1918,  99 years ago, American soldiers of the 85th Infantry Division were in the far north of Russia, near Kodish, settling in after a joint attack alongside British ...
  • General Custer: Causes of Little Bighorn Defeat Jacob Bennettcusters-last-stand-HGeorge Armstrong Custer was a prominent figure in this US military during the Civil War, up until his downfall at Little Bighorn. From his time as a child in Michigan, ...
  • Upper Peninsula Veteran’s Memorial Joe HoferA Veteran’s Memorial is a way to remember our fallen allies whom have served in some form of war (Danto). There are hundreds of these memorials Scattered throughout the world ...
  • Russell Military Museum Keegan Kroeninghttps://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/02/dd/1c/41/russell-military-museum.jpgWhile driving south on US-41 crossing the border from Wisconsin to Illinois, there sits Russell Military Museum which, as they say, is where history comes alive. With over 300 exhibits ...
  • James H. Flatley Memorial Park Will OmbergJames Henry Flatley Jr. was an aviator and tactician in World War II.  A Navy Cross recipient, he was key in passing information and tactics he learned to other aviators ...
  • Crew E180 Memorial at KI Sawyer Erica LeClaireThe Crew E180 memorial was established to commemorate crew members who were stationed at KI Sawyer that lost their lives after an accident at Dyess AFB in Texas in January ...
  • George Armstrong Custer Equestrian Monument Matthew McLaughlinThe George Armstrong Custer Equestrian Monument was erected to commemorate Custer’s early life and his service during the Civil War. Custer’s rise through the ranks in the US Army during ...
  • M4 Sherman Tank Alex KuehnThis is an in-depth look at the M4 Sherman tank. The original propose of this article was to take a look into the history of the M4 Sherman tank located ...