WWI memorial finally returns home

Local historians in Waterford, MI deserve kudos for their diligence in tracking down the proper home for a plaque honoring WWI vets. The plaque had been discovered in a thrift store decades earlier with few clues as to where it originated.  Thanks to dedicated research, the historians were able to identify the church where the plaque was probably displayed until the structure was razed in the early 1960s. The plaque will now hang in a prominent location at the church’s new site, ensuring that the contributions of the community’s doughboys are duly remembered.

Perhaps this would be a good time to note that there is still no national WWI memorial in Washington, DC, only a memorial dedicated to local residents who died during the Great War. However, this memorial is in poor condition and has been designated as an endangered site by the DC Preservation League.

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