May 30, 1925
A monument was dedicated to Private Herman Davis, a native of Manila (Mississippi County) who is considered one of the top heroes of World War I. Governor Thomas Jefferson Terral proclaimed this day as Herman Davis Memorial Day in Arkansas. Services were conducted in Blytheville (Mississippi County) and at the monument site in Manila. The soldier’s remains were moved from a nearby cemetery to the base of the new memorial. A one-acre park, Arkansas’s sixth state park (1953), surrounds the monument to Davis. It is Arkansas’s smallest state park.