Saturday, January 3, 2009

Bisbee, Arizona WWII Memorial

While visiting mom in Arizona for Christmas, we took a day trip to Bisbee, a mining town in Southern Arizona.  I wanted to share with you a beautiful WWII memorial that I found located near the Lavender Pit.


A quick search turned up a news article written in the Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Review on 1 May 2008.  Here is an excerpt from the article:

Bisbee resident Nick Pavlovich said another project is to build a monument to Benko in Bisbee to honor his exploits and to recognize 75 other Bisbee area residents who were killed in World War II.

The top of the monument will be dedicated to Benko, and the bottom will list all the names of those killed-in-action from the area, Pavlovich said.

The monument is scheduled to be placed near the overlook to the Lavender Pit. Benko worked as an electrician for a copper mining company in Bisbee.

The remaining four pictures show the top only, the bottom only, and the names that are inscribed on the bottom.  I am not sure what the inscription on the top is; it was hard to read even in person.





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