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World War II Monument

Corner of 59th Avenue and 59th Place
Fairmount Heights, MD 20743
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    1946, obelisk-like monument constructed of coursed blocks of gray granite and orange sandstone set in random arrangement; the principal section of the monument has a slim pyramidal shape, rising from a square stone plinth. The base rests on a single wide course of granite Many of Fairmount Heights’ young men served their country during World War II. Their dedication and sacrifices were commemorated by the residents of Fairmount Heights in 1946 with the construction of this memorial. The names of each soldier who served and died in the war are inscribed on metal plaques that originally adorned the sides of the stone monument; the plaques have been removed for restoration.