War memorial chronicled, given new home

An American War Mothers memorial is given a new home at Memorial Park.

An American War Mothers memorial is given a new home at Memorial Park.

An American War Mothers’ memorial stone discarded in a vacant lot in western Jefferson City has been given historical context … and a new home.

“This memorial is truly an extraordinary find and of great historical significance to our community,” said Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City.

The memorial stone, which reads “Memory Row Dedicated by American War Mothers for Services 1917-1929” was initially steeped in mystery as there was little information as to its origin or previous location.

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