“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 14, 2014
1. Veterans Memorial Park Marker
Inscription. In the late 1960s, Point Park was developed by the City of Florence on this 82-acre site, leased from TVA, for outdoor recreation. It was the first multi-use sport complex in the State of Alabama. In the early 1970s, plans were developed for a Veterans Memorial in the park. The Memorial was built in 1975 and dedicated on Memorial Day of 1977. In April 1983, the name of the park was changed from Point Park to Veterans Memorial Park to honor all Veterans of Lauderdale County who served and died for their country. In 2002, the City of Florence and American Legion Post #11 implemented plans to enhance the Veterans Memorial by restoring and adding static displays to the grounds. These displays include an AH-1F cobra helicopter, a F-4D Phantom jet, a Medal of Honor recipient display, and markers listing Lauderdale County Veterans of WWI, WWII, Korean and Vietnam Wars who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of their country. These memorials stand as symbols of the patriotism of the citizens of Lauderdale County. The cornerstone of the Memorial tells it all, "Built By Those Who Care."
Erected 2014 by Florence Historical Board.
Location. 34° 48.859′ N, 87° 37.601′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County
Veterans Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, June 14, 2014
2. Veterans Memorial Park Marker
. Marker is at the intersection of Veterans Park Drive and South Cox Creek Parkway (Alabama Route 133), on the left when traveling south on Veterans Park Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Phantom (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lieutenant Colonel R. Edward Yeilding (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cobra Helicopter (approx. 0.2 miles away); 75mm Field Gun (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anti-Tank Gun (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Gooney Bird” Propeller (approx. 0.2 miles away); Don Leslie Michael (approx. 0.2 miles away); 16” Projectile (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Florence.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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