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Monroe Harbor Lighthouse
1894-1922



The third & final lighthouse
of the Monroe Piers formerly
located at the mouth of
the River Raisin
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Monuments

Statue of Gen. George A. Custer

Monroe St. and Elm Ave., Monroe, 48161. Designed by sculptor Edward Potter and dedicated by President Taft in 1910.
Korean War Memorial

N. Custer Rd. west of Telegraph Rd. along the River Raisin. Built in 1990, the memorial pays tribute to the 27 Monroe County residents who served and died in the Korean War.
Statue of the Recording Angel
This statue, which stands at the Southeast corner of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of W. Elm Ave. and Monroe St.), was the first commemorative statue in Monroe and was unveiled on Thanksgiving Day, November 10, 1889, one year after the centennial of the parish.

The statue is cut from Italian Carrara marble and stands six feet high. Just below the statue is the seal of the County of Monroe with the Centennial dates. Below that is a quotation from a letter of President George Washington to the Catholics of America. On a sandstone plinth are inscribed the names of the honored guests at the Centennial celebration, including Bishop Foley of Detroit, Honorable Cyrus Luce, Governor of Michigan, and the Mayor of Monroe, Charles Golden. Also inscribed is a list of names of people we would assume contributed to the statue.
Wolrd War I & World War II Monument

A Memorial paying tribute to those who served in World War I and World War II. Located in Veterans' Park on N. Custer Rd., Monroe.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Heck Park, N. Dixie Hwy. just south of I-75, Monroe. Huey and Cobra helicopters, Walk of Freedom and memorial to those who served in Vietnam.
Persian Gulf War

The Persian Gulf War (2 August 1990 – 28 February 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991) commonly referred to as simply the Gulf War. Located in Veterans' Park on N. Custer Rd., Monroe.