Ripley County, Indiana

This stop is now on the tour itinerary for May 2018

 

County Veterans Memorial 

Main St at Tyson St
Versailles, Ripley County, Indiana

 

 

Inscriptions

 

"In honor of all 

Veterans of Military Service

and dedicated to the men and women

of Ripley County

who served their Coutnry so unselfishly

in times of war and peace

 

O beautiful for heroes pvoved in liberating strife,

Who more that self their country loved, and mercy more than life!

America! America! May God thy gold refine,

Till all success be nobleness, and every gain divine.

 

O beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years,

Thine alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human tears!

America! America! God shed his grace on theee.

And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.

 

 

REVOLUTIONARY WAR
Apr 19, 1775  -  Sept 3, 1783
4,435 lives lost


WAR of 1812
June 18, 1812  - Jan 8, 1815
2,260 lives lost
 
MEXICAN WAR
May 13, 1846  - Feb 2, 1848
13,283 lives lost
 
CIVIL WAR
Apr 12, 1861  -  May 26, 1865
620,000 lives lost
 
SPANISH AMERICAN WAR
Apr 25, 1898  -  Dec 10, 1898
2,445 lives lost
 
WORLD WAR I
Apr 6, 1917  -  Nov 11, 1918
116,516 lives lost
 
WORLD WAR II
Dec 7, 1941  -  Dec 31, 1946
405,399 lives lost
 
KOREA
June 25, 1950  -  July 27, 1953
54,246 lives lost
 

VIETNAM WAR

Aug 4, 1964  -  Jan 27, 1973

58,167 lives lost

 

GRENADA

Oct 25, 1983  -  Nov 2, 1983

19 lives lost

 

PANAMA

Dec 20, 1989  -  Jan 31, 1990

23 lives lost

 

DESERT SHIELD / STORM

Aug 7, 1990  -  Apr 11, 1991

390 lives lost

 

SOMALIA

Dec 9, 1992  -  Mar 28, 1994

44 lives lost

state headline IN

Locations Visited