Montesano World War I Memorial (WA)

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Montesano World War I Memorial (WA)

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Montesano World War I Memorial (WA)


An unusual memorial featuring a large base supporting three upright rifles with bayonets from which hang three helmets. A small plaque on the base identifies it as a World War I memorial.

According to a 1992 newspaper article, the memorial was originally located "in an obscure spot in the park at the city’s east entrance," where it was repeatedly vandalized. In 1992, led by Dick Embry and the American Legion Post No. 5, the monument was repaired and placed in front of the Post Office on Pioneer Avenue. The memorial, weighing 18,200 pounds, was hauled to its new location at no charge by Vessey & Sons Construction.


211 Pioneer Ave. N.
Montesano, Grays Harbor County, Washington

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Joe Mabel, photographer