Thursday, November 12, 2015

World War I Memorial - Boonsboro

World War I Memorial
Town Hall Annex
Boonsboro, Washington County, Maryland

World War I Memorial
Boonsboro, MD

The World War I Memorial is located in front of the Boonsboro Town Hall Annex on North Main Street in Boonsboro, Maryland. For those Nora Roberts fans, it is right across the street from her bookstore, Turn The Page Bookstore. I found this out because when I hit the roads and got to Boonsboro I encountered lots of folks for the small town. Then I found out there was a Nora Roberts book signing going on later that day. Note to self:  check for any book signings going on for future trips to Boonsboro!!

World War I Memorial
Boonsboro, MD

The memorial was one of the first memorials erected in area on July 4, 1919. There was a delay in the monument arriving so the installers worked until 2:00 on the morning of the July 4th to have it ready. The Honor Roll plaque did not arrive in time for the ceremony but was placed on at a later day. The monument cost $1,400.00 in 1919 and today the cost would be $19,255.66 (1275.4% rate of inflation!!!).

World War I Memorial
Boonsboro, MD


Here is the Honor Roll:

Honor Roll
World War I Memorial
Boonsboro, MD

ERECTED IN HONOR OF THE BOYS FROM
BOONSBORO DISTRICT
BY SOUTH MOUNTAIN COUNCIL NO. 88, JR. O.U.A.M.
AND CITIZENS OF THE COMMUNITY
JULY 4TH 1919.

FIRST LIEUTENANTS
Louis Mc C Young -- Roger E. Martz


Baker, William L. Kennedy, George S.
Beachley, William H. Kuhn, Paul V.
Beard, Frank Maddren Richard T.
Bomberger, Richard W. Martz, Earl D.
Brown, Frank E. Martz, Hubert L.
Cross, Max. A. Martz, John N.
Doub, Earl W. Moser, Alva H.
Doub, Kieffer C. Moser, Kieffer M.
Dubel, Alvey R. Moser, Russell E.
Easterday, Robert C. Mullendore, Harry W.
Easterday, Russell C. Netz, William H.
Fockler, McKinley Olsen, Victor A.
Flook, Charles K. Reeder, Clarence R.
Foltz, Clarence W. Reeder, Elmer M.
Ford, Grover, L. Shifler, Ralph M.
Garrott, William H. Shoemaker, George D.
Griffith, Earl V. Smith, Lester S.
Gross, Elmer T. Smith, Luther J.
Grove, J. Richard Smith, Wilbert W.
Grove, Mark D. Snively, Howard W.
Harp, Fayette R. Snyder, John S.
Hines, John H. Snyder, Roy M.
House, Oliver C. Storm, John M.
Huffer, Albert L. Stouffer, Earl D.
Huffer, Alfred G. Stouffer, Guy E. L.
Huffer, Silas E. Taylor, Carl V.
Hutzell, Ellsworth Thomas, Harry A.
Hutzell, Frank L. Toyer, Daniel W. (Colored)
Hutzell, Gorman Wade, C. Hubert
Itnyre, Roy E. Warrenfeltz, Frank T.
Keadle, Ralph D. Young, Ernest E.


DIED IN SERVICE
John F. Clopper --- Austin G. Michael
C. Robert Kline

On the opposite side of the monument reads:

World War I Memorial
Boonsboro, MD

THAT THE MEMORY
OF THE BOYS WHO
GIVE THEIR LIVES
AND THEIR SERVICES
IN THE DEFENSE OF
THEIR COUNTRY
AND TO PERPETUATE
ITS IDEALS SHALL
LIVE AS AN INSPIRA-
TION TO COURAGE
AND PATRIOTISM

So, what's your two cents?

2 comments:

  1. I have an American Service Testament Bible from John N. Martz on this memorial plaque, have the papers to back it up

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    1. Wow. Nice connection to a moment in history.

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