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“A great memorial”

Flood Memorial Monument
Ranked #3 of 23 things to do in Grand Forks
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Owner description: Monument honors the rescue workers of the April 18, 1997 flood.
Reviewed 16 December 2012

Erected as a tribute and memorial to those lives that were lost in the many floods the Red River has had over the past few decades, this is a great monument to swing downtown and see.

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Reviewed 24 September 2012

I'd watched the record floods swallow Grand Forks on TV in '97 and cried then for all the horrors destroying that historic downtown area. Seeing the memorial, and the amazing park system, the magnificently restored historical buildings is a testament to the hardiness and perserverance of a wonderful population. I actually got goose bumps. WELL DONE. GF!!

1  Thank loglover
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

The monument is esthetically pleasing. The color is reminiscent of sand so it brings to mind the thousands of sand bags that people volunteered to fill and stack to try to hold back the torrent. The levels of the monument indicate the heights of the floods and the sacrifice people along the Red River made. The monolith is impressive.

1  Thank KathrynW2012
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

The Flood Memorial is a testament to the strength of the Greater Forks community in the face of nature. The nation's biggest mass-evacuation, pre-Katrina, happened here in 1997 and without loss of life. Its people fought back hell and high water to rebuild the city to it's current vitality. This monument reminds us of all that.

1  Thank beckylyn
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Reviewed 1 June 2012 via mobile

Once you've seen everything else, might as well check it out. If you have a spare 3 min.

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