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Emporia Veterans Memorials Route

Emporia, Kansas , United States
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8.7 mi

8.7

mi

262

ft elev +

Story

You'll need a lot of extra time as this short 8-10 mile route takes you by several monuments and memorials that recognize our Veterans and Service members throughout the Emporia Community.

Civil War Veterans Monument
GPS Location:         Street Location:  Fremont Park, 4th Ave & Union St

Located in Southern Emporia at beautiful Fremont Park – also the location where our talented municipal band holds free concerts every summer.

Emporia State Memorial Union/Veterans Hall of Honor
GPS Location:          Street Location: 
The Memorial Union was built to remember the World War I service members who were students at the Kansas State Teachers College and is the first student union on the west side of the Mississippi River.[2] The three story building houses conferences and campus meetings, as well as the dining hall for students living in the residence halls

In the original part of the Memorial Union is the Veterans Hall of Honor/GEN Bloomer Room and on the east entrance are the memorial plaques.  Trees planted along the west side of campus are rumored to be planted for twelve service members lost in WWI.

Civil War Veterans Monument
GPS Location:   Street Location: Maplewood & Memorial Lawn Cemeteries, 2000 Prairie St. 

This Memorial is dedicated to the memory of all Civil War Veterans. Features two cannons on each side of a flagstaff. Dedicated on Memorial Day in 1918 by the Grand Army of the Republic

Mexican-American World War II Veterans Memorial
St. Catherine’s Church, 205 S Lawrence St

Spanish-American War Memorial
GPS Loc:      Street Loc:  Peter Pan Park, S Neosho St & Kansas Ave
Erected by Soldiers/Veterans of Company H, 20th Kansas Infantry, Eitgh Army.  You will need to do some searching to find this Memorial in the Cemetary.