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“Nice Park”

Veterans Memorial Park
Ranked #13 of 111 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 June 9, 2014

Veteran's Memorial Park is on the bay front in Pensacola, There are several small memorials to various groups of veterans as well as The Wall South, a smaller scale replica of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in DC. The park actually includes a storm-water treatment pond that is beautiful with flowering plants and several fountains. It is a great place to sit for some quiet reflection. There is no fee to visit, all you need is time.

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Reviewed May 25, 2014

We liked the "Moving Wall". Built in 1992 with funds from the VVNF.

Bronze statues are excellent with great detail. All branches of the service are covered included the American Red Cross.

Very moving and worth the time. Be sure to get pictures of the pond and take the time to walk the paths.

Thank Delmar M
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

This is a great place to walk and to see the memorials in honor of the armed forces. The Wall was especially enduring to us since my husband is a Nam Vet. It's a lovely park within the city. Many of the local people came here to walk.

Thank Linda S
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

A place of remembrance and reflection, of those who fought and died in the seemingly unnecessary cause. It worth to make a short stop there and at least pay a tribute the fallen ones. If you are a believer say a brief prayer...

1  Thank wodzik
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

Stumbled across this park and glad we did. We spend about 30 minutes taking pictures and reading the scriptures dedicated to the men and women who fought in the wars. I recommend all people visit this park.

Thank biglee31548
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