The WWI monument in Newberry, SC

The WWI monument in Newberry, SCloupe
1000 Boyce St
USA 29108

Doug Betten, brother of California WW1Centennial Task Force Co-Director Bill Betten, found this monument in Newberry, SC, about 30 miles north-east of the state capitol of Columbia, SC. The WWI monument, located in Memorial Park, (at Main St. & Nance St.) in downtown Newberry is one of the famous bronze statues erected after the war in honor of those from Newberry who served. The beautiful little park in downtown Newberry is adjacent to the historic Newberry Opera House. In this cozy, one block square park one can visit memorials for the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World Wars, Korean War, and Vietnam War. Many of Downtown Newberry's events take place in this lovely shaded green-space. Since no other South Carolina monuments had been listed at this date, Bill helped his brother to post his find.

Douglas (& Bill) Betten