America's 20th Century Veterans' Memorial, North Platte

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  • Although the spirit and intention would make very good, this Veteran's Memorial is rather small and not many other similar memorials throughout the States; having stayed in North Platte-NE we still visited again; It takes 10-15 minutes.
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  • It's not very big but it's very nice the statues are very well done it's a nice tribute to our troops from World War II as well to those who helped with the canteen during the troop movements through ...  more »
  • One of the best memorials to service personnel I have seen. It also has a piece on the canteen effort done in WWII. Worth a visit, will not take long, but will be remembered.  more »
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  • The old Union Pacific RR station was the site of the North Platte Canteen. The Canteen, operated by local volunteers, served food and refreshments to service men and woman traveling the US by train to eventual deployments in European and Pacific theaters during WW II. It opened on Christmas, 1941 and continued to serve over 2 million service men and women until it closed on April 1st, 1946. It is my belief that Google Maps is a great venue for education, especially when it comes to "Place" as a basis for historical study. Also I want to acknowledge that I probably would never have known about the Canteen had it not been for the love of reading travel journals such as those written by long-time CBS News correspondent Charles Kuralt (1934-1997). "On the Road with Charles Kuralt" is where I was introduced to the selfless ladies of the North Platte Canteen. I have included pictures. If they don't show up on my review, click on my profile, then click on Photos. You may have to scroll down to get to them but they are there.
  • The memorial is being redone so some of the bricks are missing. However there is a lot of information here and nice statues.
  • Great beautiful heart moving. Thank you for what you have done..
  • Excellent memorial to our veterans set in a nice park.
  • A few nice places to take pictures, and a lot of graves. Great place to show respect for fallen ones.

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