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David Dewett Veterans Memorial

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Address: Highway 101, north of Horsfall Beach Road, North Bend, OR
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A pleasant surprise

I'd been driving too long, it was past time to take a break and knock off the road dust so we pulled in to this spot overlooking the bay North of N. Bend. We had a pleasant lunch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jeffrey B
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Springfield, Oregon
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Springfield, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd been driving too long, it was past time to take a break and knock off the road dust so we pulled in to this spot overlooking the bay North of N. Bend. We had a pleasant lunch and enjoyed the view. Afterwards we strolled around and realized that this spot was actually a memorial to American soldiers. Talk about... More 

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on 08/02. The memorial is located just north of the junction to Horsefall Beach, on the westside of the 101. It is worth your time to stop and observe the tributes in stone. The backdrop is breathtaking, McCullough Bridge and Coos Bay to the south and the dunes to the west and north. ***A CAUTION, HWY 101 IS... More 

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North Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Although this is small in size it provides views to calm the sole and lift your heart. Located on the shoulder of 101 you can see Haynes Inlet, Horsfall area, the sand dunes, McCullogh bridge and the Pacific Ocean without getting lost.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The memorial is on the shore of an inlet at the southern end of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. It's easy to miss when you're driving along U.S. 101, although it's a wayside along that highway. It's a beautiful setting, with the water and sand dune views, and a beautiful tribute to veterans who sacrificed their lives for our... More 

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Dickerson, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Good place for a convenient stop along 101. Nice setting. I wouldn't drive out of the way to visit this alone, but if you're coming into the area it's a nice place to stop and pay your respects.

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Thank FritzGoat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Love reading the Veterans Memorial quotes and then sit and enjoy the sunset. Great place for a quick stop. :)

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Oregon Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Even if you just pull in for a snack or to make a phone call (as I was this time), this lovely memorial is a pleasant place to stop. I appreciate the sentiments and the view and try to always leave a few dollars in the contribution box.

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Local group did a great job putting together. It really services as a reminder and honors or Vet's. A few words of caution, when an event is held here be careful accessing the leaving the parking area, Hwy 101 traffic will not see ya when you stopped in the lane waiting to turn or pulling out! Also, the parking is... More 

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Thank Bryan K
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The memorial pull out is located right by the roadside on highway 101 by the river inlet and is a wonderful tribute to the Vets. Reading the inscriptions on the granite blocks and tributes on the paving blocks was quite moving. In the background you have a nice view of the McCullough memorial bridge crossing into North Bend . It's... More 

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Lakeside, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a nice spot to pull off the highway and honor Veterans. It is right by the bay and on a nice day, beautiful.

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