Orange County World War I Soldiers Memorial

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Title

Orange County World War I Soldiers Memorial

Alternative Title

Orange County WWI Memorial

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Orange County (Fla.)
Memorials--Florida
Veterans--Florida
World War I, 1914-1918

Description

On November 11, 1924, Armistice Day, the Orlando Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) dedicated a granite marker to the soldiers from Orange County, Florida, who died in World War I. The idea was conceived by the then-regent of DAR in 1920, but for unknown reasons, and much to the dismay of the DAR chapter, it took four years to construct.

The marker consists of a bronze tablet attached to a large granite block and was originally erected at Memorial High School in Orlando, Florida. In the dedication address, Francis Gregory, chapter regent, proclaimed that the granite marker symbolized the solid character of the United States of America, and the bronze plaque commemorated those who made the marker possible: the DAR and the citizens of Orange County. After Memorial High School was demolished in 1961, the Orange County World War I Soldiers Memorial was moved to South Lake Eola where it still stands today.

Creator

Kittel, Carly

Source

Original digital color image by Carly Kittel, September 19, 2013.

Date Created

2013-09-19

Contributor

Kittel, Carly

Is Part Of

Central Florida Monuments Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

3.87 MB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Orange County World War I Soldiers Memorial, Lake Eola Park, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Visual Arts Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and owned by Carly Kittel.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Carly Kittel and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Dr. Anne Lindsay's Public History: Principles and Techniques Undergraduate Class

Curator

Kittel, Carly
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"D.A.R Unveils Memorial Stone at High School." The Orlando Evening Star, November 11, 1924. Reel 27. Orlando Public Library Microfilm Collection. Orange County Library System, Orlando, Fl.
Keith, Jeanette. Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight: Race, Class, and Power in the Rural South During the First World War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.
Carlisle, Rodney P. Sovereignty at Sea U.S. Merchant Ships and American Entry into World War I. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2009.

Transcript

"LEST WE FORGET"
IN MEMORY OF
THE ORANGE COUNTY BOYS
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THE WORLD WAR
ERECTED BY THE ORLANDO CHAPTER
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
AIDED BY PATRIOTIC CITIZENS OF
ORANGE COUNTY 1924

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color digital image

Citation

Carly Kittel, “Orange County World War I Soldiers Memorial,” RICHES, accessed February 28, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/2821.

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