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Heroes Monument

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, September 13, 2020
1. Heroes Monument
Inscription.  

Heroes Monument
The Heroes Monument consists of three nine-foot pillars of black granite centered in a pentagon shaped reflection pool.

The first pillar has seven bronze emblems: one for each branch of the military, one for law enforcement and one for fire and rescue. This monument honors all Americans who have served their country, past and present, for the protection of our inalienable rights.

The second pillar is a shadow piece with a light on each side to depict the absence of the World Trade Center. The monument has an inscription honoring those Americans who lost their lives at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. There is an actual engraved piece of steel from the World Trade Center mounted on this pillar.

The third pillar has an inscription honoring all Americans who give the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

The reflection pool honors those Americans who lost their lives at the Pentagon and on United Flight 93.
 
Erected by City of Longwood.
 
Topics. This memorial monument is listed in this topic list: Military.
Heroes Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 13, 2020
2. Heroes Monument

 
Location. 28° 42.065′ N, 81° 21.015′ W. Marker is in Longwood, Florida, in Seminole County. Memorial is at the intersection of West Church Avenue and North Milwee Street, on the right when traveling west on West Church Avenue. The marker is located within Heroes Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Longwood FL 32750, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Senator II (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Longwood/E.W. Henck (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Longwood Hotel/Bradley McIntyre House (approx. ¼ mile away); Lady Liberty (approx. 1.7 miles away); Big Tree (approx. 1.7 miles away); "The Phoenix"… (approx. 1.8 miles away); John & Annie Griffin (approx. 1.9 miles away); Concord Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Longwood.
 
Heroes Monument First Pillar (left) image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 13, 2020
3. Heroes Monument First Pillar (left)
Heroes Monument Second Pillar (center) image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 13, 2020
4. Heroes Monument Second Pillar (center)
Heroes Monument Third Pillar (right) image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 13, 2020
5. Heroes Monument Third Pillar (right)
Heroes Monument, Longwood, Florida image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 13, 2020
6. Heroes Monument, Longwood, Florida
U.S. Army Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 13, 2020
7. U.S. Army Memorial
James D. Rudd
PFC – WWII
KIA 12-10-45


Glenn M. Friddle
SP4 – Vietnam
KIA 8-9-66


Andy Caraballo Morales
SGT – Iraq
KIA 9-22-11

The United States Marine Corps image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 13, 2020
8. The United States Marine Corps
Barry G. Bartle
SGT. – Vietnam
KIA 5-28-68
Department Of The Navy image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 13, 2020
9. Department Of The Navy
Norman L. North
AMM2 – WWII
KIA 7-17-44
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 27, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.   7, 8, 9. submitted on September 30, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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