Wednesday, January 16, 2013

ABC Wednesday - Letter A


I grew up and went to school in  small community within the city of Kansas City, Kansas.  Rosedale is the site of the Rosedale World War I Memorial Arch.  Our high school sits right behind this national arch on Mount Marty. Our yearbooks were named the Marty and I never really appreciated this site until I grew up.

I am trying to visit local landmarks in our area and learn to appreciate what lies right in front of me.

The memorial is 34.5" tall was was designed by a Rosedale resident, John Leroy Marshall in 1923. In 1993 a list of markers to honor Rosedale residents who died in WWI, WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam wars was added to the original dedication.

The arch sits nearby Rainbow Boulevard is named for the division who fought in WWI.

The 42nd Rainbow Division was formed in August 1917 from National Guard from 26 states led during the war by Douglas McArthur, the division was a prominent role in the final battle of WWI at Argonne.

Photos and statistics were gathered from the official website

Hope you enjoyed a little bit of Kansas history.

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Melanie Boudwin said...

I think it is a fabulous idea to experience the place you live from time to time more as a tourist would.

There are so many sacrifices behind each of those war memorials. It's sobering.

I enjoyed your post very much. Thanks so much for sharing a bit of where you live and a bit of you.

Leslie: said...

What amazing architecture! Great photo.

abcw team

Roger Owen Green said...

Too many dead souls.

But a nice tribute.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Carver said...

Great idea to feature the arches in your town.

photowannabe said...

That's not the kind of memorial one expects to find in flatland Kansas.
A great tribute to those who gave their lives for freedom.

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Ann, I'm so happy you have embarked on the greatest journey of all: finding treasures in your home town! This memorial is incredible. Thank you for sharing it. Peace, Amy

Deb said...

An impressive arch and a fitting memorial

Kate said...

It is a perfect photo for "A" but a sad one at the same time. Yet it is a fitting tribute. Kate, ABC Team

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Here I am learning something new. Thanks.

Josie Two Shoes said...

I love to visit historical sites and architecture. This is really nice arch. Memorials are important so that we don't forget the sacrifices that have been made.

Annesphamily said...

My oldest son is a history bluff. I will show this to him! I love these memorials to our military. Pray for my husbands younger brother. He served in the USN 8 years. But not during war time and can not have in patient benefits at the VA! My hubby and three daughter spent the night at the VA with my SIL and her hubby while they processed John. He had a stroke and the VA got permission to admit him. Please pray. He lives alone and in Montana. I think the fact that he was able to get to Colorado for treatment with phamily near is a real blessing.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

Wow that sure looks different than it did 40 years ago! They have really cleaned up the area!

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