ⓘ Ranger Memorial


ⓘ Ranger Memorial

The Ranger Memorial is a tribute to the United States Army Rangers at Fort Benning, Georgia. The memorial serves as host to Ranger ceremonies such as Ranger retirement ceremonies to the graduation of the latest Rangers from the Ranger Indoctrination Program.

The original idea of the Ranger memorial was drawn on the sketch of the two Rangers into the dining room. The idea is to form a permanent memorial to the contributions Rangers have made to the defense of the United States and its allies throughout their long history. The building was completed in 1994 with e 2.456 polished stones resembling soldiers. In 1996, phase II and there are 2.200 more memorial stones along with indirect lighting, sprinkler system, Ledger stones, and a locator system help to find the Rangers on the walk.

This monument is unique as its approval must be made not only memorial Foundation Ranger that started action, but also Fort Benning, efficiency, and the Department of the army.

The memorial consists of a large Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife, is located between two large marble pillars in the center. This knife was issued to British commandos and later the men of the newly formed 1st Ranger battalion when they were training with them in Achnacarry, Scotland. Later this knife has become one of the major supply of airborne troops and other special forces during the Second world war.

Another unique part of this monument is the transition to the centerpiece. He is from" to acquire” the stones on the current and former Rangers with their information. No rank is indicated on the stones of soldiers, only the word" Ranger” as the first line.

The criteria for the purchase of stone is very hard and not everyone can be on" Ranger walk”. Anyone can buy a stone on the monument, but the stone must be for a qualified Ranger.