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Charleston WWI Memorial/Andrew Dunn Post 93

Address: Coles County Courthouse Grounds 651 Jackson Ave.

City: Charleston

County: Coles

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Multi Figure Sculpture: soldier, sailor and angel. 100 year old Soldiers and Sailors Memorial at the northwest corner of the courthouse grounds. Quick Description: Statue of a WWI soldier and sailor in protective arms of an angel, atop a stone base in front of the Coles County Courthouse. Long Description: Weathered and blackened with age, the monument commemorates locals who gave their lives in World War I. Inscription: The American Legion has erected this memorial in commemoration of the patriotism, love of country and devotion to duty of our comrades who gave their lives in the service of humanity in the World War. 1914 1918 (Twenty one individuals names are inscribed) Erected 1924. >a href=”https://jg-tc.com/news/local/mattoon-residents-helping-with-statewide-ww-i-monument-survey/article_9bf2de5e-53a9-56a2-8032-d657d9c6850b.html” target=”_blank”>see

Dates: 1924

Commissioned by: American Legion

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