Legion Post 8 sponsoring fund drive for World War I monument on The Circle

GEORGETOWN – American Legion Sussex Post 8 in Georgetown has assumed sponsorship of establishing a World War I monument to be located on The Circle in Georgetown.

This is a county-wide veterans’ project and financial support is needed.

A committee comprised of Legion Post and Auxiliary members as well as a local business owner have set a $20,000 goal needed to secure and maintain this granite monument.

The monument, more than five feet in width and more than 3 ½ feet tall, will be placed where it will be seen when approaching The Circle from East Market Street.

With an ambitious goal, organizers hope to have the monument ready for dedication on Veterans Day 2016, Nov. 11 for an 11 a.m. ceremony.

On the top of the monument will be an eagle with the following inscription:

“Dedicated to the memory of those Sussex Countians who gave their lives in World War I”

The monument will list the names of the 17 veterans from Sussex County who made the ultimate sacrifice in WWI:


James W. Brown, Selbyville

Jacob H. Cranfield, Milton

Ulysses S. Isaacs, Georgetown

Harry Miller, Milford

Frank C. Quails, Seaford

Ernest Russell, Milford

Alexander Taylor, Bridgeville

Albert R. Thompson, Lewes

Walter J. West, Milford

Paris T. Carlisle, Milford

Roger W. Gunby, Laurel

Taurence Layton, Georgetown

Levin D. Morris, Selbyville

Raymond Reynolds, Georgetown

Walter Smith, Greenwood

Roland C. Teague, Georgetown

Elwood E. Walters, Frankford

Donations are welcome and can be sent to: World War I Monument Fund, 305 N. Front Street, Georgetown, DE 19947 (Please note in sending the contribution this is for the World War I monument).

Donations are being sought from private and business sectors as well.

For more information, call 542-8399.

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