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Selected War Memorials
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Collier Township, PA



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                          Collier Township, PA

Located at the Collier Township Building on Hilltop Road, near Nevillewood
Golf Club.  A recently built plaza with flag poles, a fountain, and memorial
brick pavers.  No listing of veteran’s names.

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                  In Memory of All World War I Veterans

It was known as the Great War…the war to end all wars.
We went “over there” to the songs and cheers of our countrymen,
and marched right into the grim reality of twentieth century warfare.
Poison gas, machine guns, tanks, aircraft, and submarines were devastating
innovations.  We fought in trenches, on the sea, and in the air.
We helped make the world safe for democracy…but it was only the beginning.

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                 In Memory of All World War II Veterans

This memorial is in honor of all the World War II Veterans who were involved
in the fight for the freedom of America and the free world.
Whether they fought in the Pacific or European theater, they faced a resolute
and often brutal enemy: yet they possessed the inner strength and courage
that kept them going on the beaches of Normandy, in the desserts of North
Africa, and on the islands of the South Pacific.
The actions of those who were called to duty are probably best described by
the words of Admiral Nimitz: “Uncommon valor was a common virtue.”

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                   In Memory of All Korean War Veterans

They told us…”We are going to have peace, even if we have to fight for it”.
So we fought in the mountains of Heartbreak Ridge and waded ashore at Inchon.
We froze in the winter and baked in the summer.
At times we were greatly outnumbered:  but we still fought on and many of us
gave our lives for Freedom…for Justice…and for Peace.

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                  In Memory of All Vietnam War Veterans

This memorial was erected in memory of the young individuals who went to war
as kids and lost their youthful dreams and some their lives, for a cause -
freedom and honor - and came back as men with the horrors of war instilled
in every fiber of their being and were never given the respect and honor
they were so dearly deserving from the public or the United States government.
God will one day judge our actions.  Until then, He will shine on the lives
of each veteran now and forever more because He was with each of them in
Vietnam.  He is the only One who truly knows what they went through and are
living with every day.

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              In Memory of All Persian Gulf War Veterans

“I have seen in your eyes a fire of determination to get this job done
quickly so that we may all return to the shores of our great nation.  My
confidence in you is total.  Our cause is just!  Now you must be the thunder
and lightening of Desert Storm”.
- General Norman Schwarzkopf

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