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This 50 foot tall Corinthian style granite column was erected to honor all those soldiers and sailors who gave their lives in the U.S. war with Spain. The plaque on the back was added in 1964 and honors all men and women who gave their lives for their country in the 20th century. At the top is a granite sphere on which a bronze eagle has landed with his wings spread. At the base of the memorial are four smaller granite spheres and above the bronze plaques are ring of 44 bronze stars which represent the 44 states in the nation at the time of the war. Behind the column are mounted 4 guns peering out over the cemetery. Two of these are U.S. naval guns and two are captures Spanish cannons made of bronze that have weathered to a green patina.

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