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“Veterans Memorial”

Veterans Memorial Park
Ranked #14 of 110 things to do in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The home of Wall South, the first permanent replica of the National Vietnam War Memorial. Founded in 1992 the Park has since grown and prospered. It now includes a WWI Memorial, a WWII Memorial, a Korean War Memorial, and a running series of plaques to honor local warriors who have fallen in the Global War on Terror. There is also a Purple Heart Memorial and a monument to the submarine lifeguards who rescued so many Navy pilots in WWII (including President George Herbert Walker Bash). Most recently, it is home to the Marine Corps Aviation Bell Tower, which has become a popular venue for local veteran's events and ceremonies. Our Park continues to grow. A Revolutionary War Memorial has been approved and will shortly join our other memorials. It will fill a gap of omission at the Park, honoring those whose sacrifice gave Americans a Nation worth defending. The next gap to be filled will be a memorial to honor the current generation of Americans who are fighting the Global War on Terror. Our community is steeped in military tradition and enriched with a strong military presence. The full range of service, sacrifice, duty and honor that comes with military service is amply illustrated in the example of our own citizens. This park is dedicated to the memories of those who sacrificed their lives in the defense of this nation.
Reviewed 10 December 2013

It is awesome to have this memorial here in Pensacola. Our veterans earned and deserve longstanding displays of appreciation for their sacrifices and service!!! This park is well designed. Monuments, statues, memorials are beautifully sculpted. Memorials for WW1, WW2, Korean, & Vietnam Wars plus a monument dedicated to Submarine Veterans are all here. It is well maintained. When one takes the time to experience this and what it represents, there's a silence amongst the city noise, maybe an ache in hearts, certainly so for the veterans who have honored us with their service. It's a sobering, pragmatic reminder to us all, but should definitely be on your "to do" list in Pensacola.

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Reviewed 7 December 2013

The Park originated with, and is anchored by, a replica of the National Vietnam Memorial traveling wall, which is half scale to the Memorial in Washington. It is the only permanent replica of that wall. Stand at the apex and you will feel the presence of those 58,000+ names. I very much disagree with the reviewer who felt no emotion there. Thank you Pensacola.

Thank Jack B
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

As a Pensacola local, I have watched Veteran's Memorial Park grow over the years. While it is sad to see how many names are on the replica Vietnam wall, it is a beautiful display. Changes have been to add the Korean War, WWII, and other memorials within the block of the park. The park is simply beautiful and is a testament to our military, in all it's forms. Just across the street is another beautiful memorial to Missing Children.

I have been here many times. Every time I have visited, I have seen a Veteran there, with tears in his eyes, searching for a friend's name. Sadly, many of them have been homeless. These men and women are not there to panhandle - they are there to be close to the memories of their service. There are restaurants close by - do as I do and go purchase a meal and give it to that man or woman. Offer assistance. Remember that the cost they paid may be much larger than you ever dreamed.

2  Thank MillieMcHugh
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

This is an awesome Memorial to those who have served in the Armed Forces. All veterans should be proud. The smaller replica of the Vietnam Veterans Wall is very impressive. The entire park is very well kept, were told they are always updating and adding to the site. Very relaxing walk through the park seeing our history. Pensacola should be so proud of the way they have honored our veterans of the past, present and future!

1  Thank DianneF50
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

My husband is a veteran and what a nice way to honor veterans. The park is well kept and a nice place to walk or relax. Well worth the time spent.

Thank Joy R
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