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Sanford in Seminole County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Veterans Memorial Park

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, May 16, 2021
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.

Photos Courtesy of Sanford Museum

Developed by the City of Sanford, Florida, with financial assistance provided by:
• Land and Water Conservation Fund through the U. S. Department of Interior and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
• Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission through the Florida Boating Improvement Program
• Seminole County Board of County Commissioners through the Boating Improvement Program

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
 
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28° 48.887′ N, 81° 16.08′ W. Marker is in Sanford, Florida, in Seminole County. Marker is on West Seminole Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Marker is on north end of roundabout at park entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 West Seminole Boulevard, Sanford FL 32771, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seminole County World War Monument (a few steps from this marker); Second Seminole War (a few steps from this marker); American Revolution (a few steps from this marker); War of 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I (within shouting distance of this marker); Sanford Est. 1877 (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sanford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on May 24, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
 
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