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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Doughboy Park ~


In Honor of the Boys of

Butler County
Who Served Their Country
And in Memory of Those Who
Made the Supreme Sacrifice
In The World War 1914-1918

Inscription on the monument


This park is located at the intersection of Cunningham St. and New Castle St. on a small strip of land.
Photo: Barbara Bloom

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks! I never knew it had a name.

Just Asking said...

another memorial compliments of greedy bankers and power hungry politicians, and for what?

Tired of maggots trying to Ruin a nice Blog said...

Its a memorial for men who served and died in WWI to give you the freedom to type dribble

Just Telling said...

More like pawns in a game that they were brainwashed into playing, read a history book and question the circumstances as you march blindly into servitude

Anonymous said...

Sigh! I don't see corporate sponsorship on it anywhere. While I don't disagree with what you say regarding the causes of our our entry into that conflict. However, the focus of the memorial is on men who did their duty as directed, and not on those who precipitated the conflict.

To bring politics or economic machinations into something dedicated to the sacrifices of those who were innocent of those acts is tawdry at best.

Pop n Fresh said...

I'm somewhat confused as to how it was the mens duty to participate in something that was none of this countries business and at the directions of politicians that were put into office by corporations, remember what Ike said about the military industrial complex, hell learn about Gen Smedley Butler and what he said ''war is a racket''

Anonymous said...

Remember, it was our nation and our allies who banrupted the German economy that led to the rise of Hitler in Germany and World War II. When people are starving and feel unjustly abused and punished they will follow anyone who promises them food and pride in their nation.

Anonymous said...

Just think if U.S. Grant and Lincoln had followed the views of the radical republicans after the Civil War and hung the south's leaders and had seek retribution from its people how much hatred their would be to this day in our nation.

If only our leaders in World War I had read history and treated Germany in a similar manner. Hitler would never have had come to power and millions of lives would have been saved.

Hindsight is 20/20 said...

and an easily criticised

Anonymous said...

It's amazing that the druggies haven't stolen the cannon and sold it for scrap.

Anonymous said...

What a bunch of arrogant know it alls in here. Must be the occupy Butler crowd. Fake intellectuals who judge soldiers and would crap their pants and beg for a soldier to protect them if something happened here. The park honors the soldiers who when asked, sacrificed all for their country. Maybe if people served their country more and not themselves, this would be a better country.

Anonymous said...

Way back there was a low rod iron fence surrounding the area---that many a child skinned the cat on--we caught the bus to St. Paul's school in front of Stanley's Donut Shop and had to cross over to go down 4th Avenue---that was a good landing spot for us.

Anonymous said...

Greetings. I am trying to find anyone who lived on the grounds of the Butler VA Hospital in the 1970s. Anyone out there?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this posting. Every time I ride by there now I see it in a new light because I found out what it is. Thanks.

Morrissey said...

This is such a great park and location! If you can manage to get there, with out being hit by a car, you can enjoy a nice day in the park with cars passing you on all sides! How relaxing

Bob Blarney said...

John Smith, inscribed on the monument, was my greatuncle. I believe he died of his war wounds at the VA hospital in the 1960s, where my dad worked for 38 years. My dad told me that the cannon is a French 75mm.

nycgirl said...

Live right across from this park and often wondered if it had a name. Thanks!

Conrad said...

Passed by this park so many times in the late 50s and early to mid 60s as we lived in Meridian and my grandmother lived in Butler on East Brady, not too far from this park. I recall the black metal fence and also that doughnut shop somebody else mentioned. I think there was an Italian restaurant pretty close to here too. Maybe called The Elbow Room? And you above talking politics, these men gave their lives for our country, show some respect.