Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Newest Cemetery Memorial Gun

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In recent weeks, I have written about the eight pieces of artillery that have graced various parks, buildings and cemeteries in Bay City. We found out about the two naval guns from the USS Portsmouth that had been in Pershing(Sage) Park. We noted the two mortars form Fort Sumpter that were in Battery Park and the two Columbiads from the USS Hartford that were there too. With the two Parrott guns that were on the Washington Street corners of City Hall, we had eight.

The gun in the picture is from a later conflict. It is from WWII. General Motors made it. After active service, it was located at a local VFW post for a time. Then, it was sent to its present location in Elm Lawn. When time allows, read the interesting inscription by this piece.

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