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Dedication on Saturday marks one centesimal anniversary of Doughboy Memorial

On Saturday, American Legion Submit 44 will mark the one centesimal anniversary of the dedication of the Doughboy Troopers’ Memorial with a ten a.m. ceremony on the entrance garden of the Barbour County Courthouse in Philippi.

A photograph, not too long ago found in Submit 44’s archives, exhibits the gang of 1000’s who gathered on the courthouse for the unique dedication on Armistice Day 1923.

Engraved on a brass plaque on the bottom of the statue are the names of these troopers from Barbour County who gave their lives in service to our nation in World Struggle I. Further plaques had been added via the years to honor fallen troopers from World Struggle II, Korean Struggle, Vietnam Struggle and Iraq Struggle.

The ceremony on Saturday will honor all of Barbour County’s fallen troopers with a crimson carnation positioned in a memorial wreath because the names of the fallen are learn aloud. Family and friends members are invited to take part by including a carnation to the wreath in reminiscence of their family members.

The names of Barbour County’s fallen troopers — in addition to historic info and different objects of curiosity concerning the Doughboy statue — might be discovered on-line at beneath Doc Middle, then Historical past Nook.