Doughboy statue stands tall

In 1919, a fund was created to raise money for a monument that would honor Monroe County residents who served in World War I.

Five years later, on Aug. 11, 1924, the monument – the Doughboy -  in Courthouse Square was dedicated with three-year-old George N. Kemp unveiling the statue.

Monroe County veterans paused to remember their comrades during a 1982 Veterans Day ceremony at Courthouse Square.

In 1924, the Doughboy statue was dedicated by the Jacob Stroud chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. (Courtesy of Monroe County Historical Association)

 

 

The face of the statue, depicting all Monroe County WWI servicemen

Floyd L. Treible of North Water Gap was the first Monroe County Doughboy killed during WWI; he died in action in France in 1917. (Pocono Record file photos)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A salute to veterans

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