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This monument is worth the time to stop and check out all of the names on the bricks. It also includes sand from various beaches where battles were fought, metal from the World Trade Center, and a Higgins boat replica. It is definitely a monument...More
Great History lesson and accessible for all. Proud piece of History for Columbus, Nebraska. Children can play on it,but be respectful. Wall of honor of names of family members and veterans. My father's name is on the wall.
I absolutely love anything to do with history and WW2. My wife and I took an hour to walk around read all of the signs and see all of the sights. Our pictures could never do this justice. You have to walk the grounds your...More
This is something that all visitors must take the time to see. Won't be very time consuming and is well worth making the stop. Outside setup within a park so a lot of parking though walking is on gravel and/or sand in some areas. Columbus...More
General Eisenhower said Andrew Jackson Higgins won the war (WWII) with his Higgins Landing Craft Boat. That's quite.a statement. This memorial to Columbus' native son shows one of the Higgins Boats--full-size waterline replica of the Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel. Three bronze statues coming off the...More
Free fun things to do in Columbus, NE. With a name like Andrew Jackson Higgins, you knew he was destined for great things. Yes, the inventor of the Higgins boat landing craft was born here. They have an entire park and monument dedicated to him....More