The Fallen Soldier Battle Cross, Battlefield Cross or Battle Cross is a symbolic replacement of a cross, or marker appropriate to an individual service-member’s religion, on the battlefield or at the base camp for a soldier who has been killed. The practice started during or prior to the American Civil War, as a means of identifying the bodies on the battleground before removal. Today, it is a means of showing respect for the dead amongst the still living members of the troop.
This special World War II Era battle cross memorial features a M1 Garand rifle, M1 steel pot helmet and M-1943 double-buckle boots. Custom bronze plaques can be affixed to the bronze base at an additional cost. World War II Era Fallen Soldier plaque shown is $700.00.
World War II marked a transformative chapter in global history, catalyzing the nation’s emergence as a superpower on the world stage. Following the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by Japan in December 1941, the United States swiftly entered the conflict, aligning with the Allied powers to combat the forces of fascism, totalitarianism, and imperialism. With unparalleled industrial might and unwavering resolve, American troops, alongside their allies, engaged in a multifront campaign across the globe, from the beaches of Normandy to the jungles of the Pacific islands. The war effort mobilized the entire nation, reshaping American society and economy, while also exacting a heavy toll in lives lost and sacrifices made. Victory in 1945 heralded a new era of American influence and leadership, underscored by the emergence of the United States as a key architect of the postwar world order through initiatives such as the United Nations and the Marshall Plan. The legacy of World War II endures as a testament to the resilience, courage, and unity of the American people in the face of adversity, shaping the nation’s identity and global role for generations to come.
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