World War II Tribute

© Photographed September 1, 2015
Erected 1992 by Ronald G. Wanek and Joyce Steege Wanek
Arcadia Memorial Park
Arcadia, Trempealeau County, Wisconsin
44.244142,-91.498145 (memorial walkway)
44.244188,-91.497426 (parking lot to access park)
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World War II
UNCOMMON VALOR WAS A COMMON VIRTUE

United States
December 7, 1941 - September 2, 1945
Total Armed Forces 16,000,000
Casualties nearly 406,000

The World
September 1, 1939 - September 2, 1945
Six Years and One Day
Total Armed Forces 90,000,000
Casualties 17,000,000 - 1 out of 5
18,000,000 Civilians Died

Fought by more persons from all over the world than any other war.
The total number of wounded and missing soldiers and
civilians will never be known.
Given in the names of
Stanton Richard Steege -- Veteran of W.W. II
Wilheimina Kuhlmann Steege

George Henry Wanek
Mildred Brand Wanek

By their children
Ronald G. Wanek
Joyce Steege Wanek
May 24, 1992

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By the end of the war, the United States
was to become the most productive and
powerful nation on earth producing:
300,000 planes
87,000 tanks
2,400,000 trucks
17,900,000 firearms
61,000 pieces of heavy artillery
and millions of tons of explosives and
shells to support the war.

ALLIED POWERS
Great Britain
United States
France
Russion

AXIS POWERS
Germany
Italy
Japan

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U.S. shipyards produced 17 fleet carriers,
9 light carriers, 5 battleships and enough
cruisers, destroyers, escort carriers,
submarines and other combat vessels to
bring the entire total to 1,265 brand new
men-of-war. In addition to producing
combat vessels, U.S. shipyards produced
5,200 other ships.

While making the tools of war, the American
people at home fed and clothed themselves,
bought $157,000,000,000 worth of war bonds
and paid the heaviest income taxes in their
history.

The World War II Tribute is located at Arcadia Memorial Park on Memorial Park Drive, at its intersection with South Washington Street / County Highway J and Gaveny Drive, Arcadia, Wisconsin 54612.

NOTE: Arcadia Memorial Park is bordered by and accessible from three streets, northwestbound Reit Lane, northbound South Washington Street / County Highway J, and eastbound Gaveny Road. The park is accessible from all three streets.

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A tribute to George Washington, at the north entrance
to Arcadia Memorial Park.


The memorial is located at Memorial Park.

The memorial is located in Arcadia, Wisconsin.

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