Topeka in Shawnee County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
All Veterans Memorial
The Corridor of Flags outlines BNSF Railway Plaza leading to the All Veterans Memorial. The unique sculpture represents the flame of liberty, embodying the American ideals of freedom and democracy. It is erected in tribute to the members of America's Armed Forces, past, present, and future, who defend our nation and safeguard liberty and freedom throughout the world.
Honor • Freedom • Dignity • Unity • Vigilance • Faith • Courage • Diversity
Defend Our Nation • Promote Peace • Vanquish Tyranny • Preserve Freedom
Kansas Medal of Honor Recipients
"The Bravest of the Brave"
Four is a repeating theme of the sculpture, including the elements: Earth: represented by black granite, symbolizes a solid foundation and the blank slate on which we will inscribe our future. Water: giver and substance of life, the flow of time, and reflection of heaven. Fire: enduring symbol of liberty, rebirth, renewal, and hope, bringing light into darkness. Wind: life force movement, the uplifting of the spirit.
Erected 2006 by Railroad Heritage Inc., Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, We-Ta-Se American Legion Post 410, and Others.
Location. 39° 3.938′ Touch for map. Memorial is near the Great Overland Station Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 North Kansas Avenue, Topeka KS 66608, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Corridor of Flags (within shouting distance of this marker); Ward-Meade Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ward-Meade Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); David Puff (approx. 0.7 miles away); Pappan's Ferry (approx. 0.7 miles away); Barber Shop (approx. ¾ mile away); 100th Anniversary of the Pauline Depot (approx. ¾ mile away); Everest Methodist Church (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Topeka.
Also see . . . All Veterans Memorial. (Submitted on September 11, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil • War, World I • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 341 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on September 11, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.