Lakeland in Polk County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Global War on Terrorism Freedom Memorial
Veterans Memorial Park
Dedicated to our Veterans & their families
Polk County, Florida
On September 11, 2001, police, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians (EMTS) came together as one collective body to defend our homeland during the assault on the United States. The Freedom Memorial also pays tribute to those first responders who perished while performing acts of heroism and bravery, as well as all men and women who took an oath to serve and protect their local communities.
Dedicated to the families and memories of all military, police, fire and EMT lives lost, both foreign & domestic.
The Freedom Memorial pays tribute to the men and women who served in the United States military, along with those who made the Ultimate sacrifice in the Global War on Terrorism. The centerpiece Depicts a life-size replica of the Soldiers Cross, a makeshift replacement grave marker symbolic of a life lost. Beyond the cross is a sculptural representation of the World Trade Center twin towers in New York, which were obliterated following
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: 9/11 Attacks. A significant historical date for this entry is September 11, 2001.
Location. 28° 2.413′ N, 81° 57.982′ W. Marker is in Lakeland, Florida, in Polk County. Memorial can be reached from Lake Beulah Drive, 0.1 miles north of Lime Street, on the right. The marker stands on the grounds of Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 141 Lake Beulah Dr, Lakeland FL 33815, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 9/11 Memorial (here, next to this marker); No Longer the Forgotten War (a few steps from this marker); Republic of Vietnam (a few steps from this marker); “The Greatest Generation” (within shouting distance of this marker); “The Great War” (within shouting distance of this marker); Women Veterans of World War II (within shouting distance of this marker); Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lakeland.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 8, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.