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

Veterans Memorial Park

 
 
Veterans Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.

[ Postcard illustration ]
S-10—Sanford, Fla. — On the Beautiful St. John's River
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, World I. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 28° 48.889′ N, 81° 16.085′ W. Marker was in Sanford, Florida, in Seminole County. Memorial was at the intersection of Seminole Boulevard and North Park Avenue on Seminole Boulevard. The marker stands on the left side of the park entrance along
Veterans Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
2. Veterans Memorial Park Marker
Post card image of the original park/city pier and bandshell
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the north side of the Park Avenue roundabout, facing the street and flagpole. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Sanford FL 32771, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Veterans Memorial Park (a few steps from this marker); Second Seminole War (a few steps from this marker); Seminole County World War Monument (a few steps from this marker); American Revolution (a few steps from this marker); Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); War of 1812 (within shouting distance of this marker); World War I (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.
 
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.
 
Veterans Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
6. Veterans Memorial Park Marker
Memorial Park Veterans Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed 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.
Photographed By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
10. Veterans Memorial Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 550 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on May 20, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 4, 2022