WW I Memorial Rock Dedication, 1932


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WW I Memorial Rock Dedication, 1932

Dedicated in 1932, the World War I memorial rock at the Italian Cultural Garden has a plaque inscribed with the following words: "In this garden, sacred to the glories of Rome, the Italian War Veterans of Cleveland have placed this rock taken from the torn slopes of Monte Grappa, a lasting memorial to the mutual sacrifice that in the heroic moments of WWI bound America and Italy, effecting a bond of imperishable friendship in the fruitful work of peace cemented by the blood of some fifty soldiers of Ohio's 332nd Infantry who fell on Italian soil."

Image courtesy of Cleveland State Library Special Collections


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