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Veterans Memorial Park

 
 
Veterans Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
1. Veterans Memorial Park Marker
Inscription. Veterans Memorial Park was built in 1924 as part of the bulkhead project along Sanford's waterfront. The original park was built as the city pier and yacht basin. The park had a large concrete bandshell and a flagpole with a tiered fountain at its base. The park was dedicated in 1927 as a memorial to the war dead of World War I and in 1973 was rededicated to all veterans. The bandshell was removed in the 1970s and the flagpole was moved in 2003. The park was renovated and rededicated in 2006.

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S-10—Sanford, Fla. — On the Beautiful St. John's River

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Location. 28° 48.889′ N, 81° 16.085′ W. Marker is in Sanford, Florida, in Seminole County. Marker is at the intersection of Seminole Boulevard and North Park Avenue on Seminole Boulevard. Click for map. The marker stands on the left side of the park entrance along the north side of the Park Avenue roundabout, facing the street and flagpole. Marker is in this post office area: Sanford FL 32771, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second Seminole War (a few steps from this marker); Seminole County World War Monument (a few steps from this marker);
Veterans Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
2. Veterans Memorial Park Marker
Post card image of the original park/city pier and bandshell
Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gate City of South Florida (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Sanford World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sanford.
 
Regarding Veterans Memorial Park. Inside the park, at the north end is the plaque which in 1973 dedicated the park to all Veterans. The park also contains several individual memorials and historical markers pertaining to individual wars.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesMilitaryWar, World I
 
Veterans Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
3. Veterans Memorial Park Marker
Old photograph of the park and bandshell
Veterans Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
4. Veterans Memorial Park Marker
Vintage aerial view of city with the pier and bandshell
Veterans Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
5. Veterans Memorial Park Marker
Old photograph of the pier/park and bandshell
Veterans Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
6. Veterans Memorial Park Marker
Memorial Park Veterans Plaque image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
7. Memorial Park Veterans Plaque
Memorial Park
Dedicated 1973
To All Veterans
Who Have Served
Their Country Well
City of Sanford
Veterans Memorial Park Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
8. Veterans Memorial Park Dedication Plaque
This plaque is dedicated to the
members of this community
whose generous donations
helped make this Veterans
Memorial Park possible
Veterans Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
9. Veterans Memorial Park
At the north end of the pier is this statue,
Veterans Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
10. Veterans Memorial Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 401 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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