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Victory Memorial Drive honors 568 residents of Hennepin County, Minnesota, "Who Gave Their Lives In Defense Of Liberty" during "The Great War" 1914-1918. World War I.
Individual bronze crosses, cast with the serviceman's name and unit were placed near trees planted, extending about 2 miles south and 1 mile east of the main monument & flag pole, along Victory Memorial Drive. The drive is shaped like an upside down "L".
All memorials here are cenotaphs.
The servicemen are buried elsewhere.
The crosses do not list dates.
Victory Memorial Drive was originally created in 1921 with one tree for each World War One deceased serviceman. The bronze crosses were added in 1928. About 1953 the crosses were laid flat and embedded in concrete.
There is also an G.A.R. Abraham Lincoln Monument from 1928, diagonally across from the main WWI monument/Flag Pole, placed by the members of the GAR (Union Civil War Veterans). It is surrounded by 10 plaques, one each, for the 10 Hennepin County GAR units at that time.