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A large free-style granite stone topped by a Maltese cross recognizes nurses who served in and gave their lives during the Spanish-American War. The cross is the symbol of the Society of Spanish American Nurses that was formed during the war and was the first time a specific unit was formed of nurses in the U.S. Army. Below the cross are carved laurel leaves and then a brief inscription "To Our Comrades." Many of the nurses are buried in the area around the monument.

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