I can’t help but be drawn to the World War I private standing vigil on the county courthouse lawn in Jackson. Click on the photo to make it larger.
This isn’t the first time I’ve shot him, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. Here are some early posts with him in it.
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Years of weathering have changed the face of the World War I statue.
I love this statue! My grandfather, Oscar “Jack” Clifton served in World War I and was wounded in the Argonne Forest in France in 1918.
I have 2 very large pictures of both my great uncles (brothers) who served during WWI in their army uniforms, circa 1917. One of those uncles, great uncle Fred, was killed in France in 1917 by mustard gas. I have his death certificate signed by Woodrow Wilson framed and hanging on my wall. It is definitely a piece of artwork with an intricate drawing of a lady in a flowing robe holding a torch. My other great uncle John, who survived the war, lived to be 89 years old (died in 1981) but would never talk about the war.
Tim Luckett, I just finished the first of Ken Follett’s Century Trilogy that told stories of WWI I had never heard. A good read. The title is A Fall of Giants. You might enjoy it.
Thank you Margi.