Cottonwood Falls, Chase County

Chase County All Veterans Park
(Union Street, east of town)

Cottonwood Falls

Type: Memorial Plaza

Description: A large park like setting includes a flag pole with a stone base, a helicopter, a tank, and a gazebo. The sign in front reads: "Chase County ~ All Veterans ~ Memorial ~ "And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance ~ on the Protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge ~ to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor" ~ The Declaration of Independence". Next to that is: "The ~ Chase County ~ All Veterans Memorial ~ is dedicated to ~ honoring all Chase ~ Countians who have ~ served in the armed ~ forces of the United ~ States of America. ~ Please spend quiet ~ moments in memory ~ of those who made ~ the supreme sacrifice ~ for their country and ~ to honor all veterans."
The base of the flag pole has black granite panels inscribed: "Chase Countians ~ Killed in Action ~ They gave all their tomorrows ~ so that we may enjoy all our ~ todays in freedom" followed by sections of names identified as Civil War, Philippines War, World War I, World War II, and Vietnam War.

reported by DE McGovern

DE McGovern, October 3, 2009

SUV Registry Status: Secondary Memorial
no SUVCW documentation planned

Elmdale, Chase County

Elmdale Cemetery
(northwest of town)

Elmdale   Elmdale

Type: Granite Monument

Description: Twenty foot high monument, costing $200, paid for by subscription raised under the direction of the U. S. Grant post No. 201, Department of Kansas, G. A. R. On the east side is this inscription: "In Memory Of The ~ Soldiers And Sailors ~ Of ~ 1861 To 1866." On the west side: "Grand Army Of The Republic, 1861, Veterans 1866. Dedicated ~ By The ~ U. S. Grant Post, No. 20 ~ May 30, 1898."

Baruch and Beckman, 1978,
Martin, 1910

RM Thies, 1995
DE McGovern, November 7, 2004
Charles Thompson, Jr

SUV Registry Status: Primary Memorial
SUVCW documentation needed