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Florence Veterans Park

 
 
Florence Veterans Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 24, 2012
1. Florence Veterans Park Marker
Inscription. Florence Veterans Park

Dedicated November 11, 2008 to all Pee Dee area veterans who have proudly served in the United States Armed Forces.

Committee Members

In recognition of their vision and commitment to this worthy project. Rick Walden, Chairman; Tom Marschel Co-Chairman; Karen Acosta, Reginald A.T. Armstrong, David Barr, Kenneth Barnes, William C. Bradham, Jr., Claudia Brown Grossman, Donnie Carter, Ron Chatham, Rev. Clifford Gade, Rocky Gannon, Drew H. Griffin, Harvey C. Jones, Bruce Mallick, Ray McBride, Kenneth Merriman, Alex Palkovich, Herbert Peoples, David C. Phillips, Paul Pittman, Carlton Prigden, James B. Shaw, Tunis C. Selby, John Spelman, John G. Vincent, David Williams, Mayor Frank Willis, Barringer F. Wingard, Jr.

Brown Memorials, FBi Construction, SGA Architecture
 
Erected 2008.
 
Location. 34° 11.103′ N, 79° 50.082′ W. Marker is in Florence, South Carolina, in Florence County. Marker can be reached from Woody Jones Boulevard. Touch for map. Inside the Florence Veterans Park. Entrance is from the Florence Civic Center parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Florence SC 29501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the
Florence Veterans Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 24, 2012
2. Florence Veterans Park Marker
Congressman Ed Young and the Byrd Estate

In recognition of donating the property dedicated as Florence Veterans Park November 11, 2008

Mayor Frank E. Willis and Florence City Council: William C. Bradham, Jr.; Frank J. Brand, II; Robert C. Holland, Jr.; Edward Robinson; Billy D. Williams; Richard L. Woodard

Florence City Manager ~ David Williams

In recognition of providing the funding for the development and maintenance of Florence Veterans Park
crow flies. Desert Storm (here, next to this marker); The Marine Corps League of Florence, SC (within shouting distance of this marker); Purple Heart Recipients (within shouting distance of this marker); POW✯MIA (within shouting distance of this marker); September 11, 2001 (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Ebenezer Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Florence Depot (1852) / Wilmington & Manchester RR (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Categories. Military
 
Florence Veterans Park Monument image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 24, 2012
3. Florence Veterans Park Monument
Florence Veterans Park Monument image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 24, 2012
4. Florence Veterans Park Monument
Army (Seal) Merchant Marines (Seal)
Florence Veterans Park Monument image. Click for full size.
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5. Florence Veterans Park Monument
Air Force (Seal) Coast Guard (Seal)
Florence Veterans Park Monument image. Click for full size.
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6. Florence Veterans Park Monument
Marines (Seal) Navy (Seal)
Florence Veterans Park Monument Eagle image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 24, 2012
7. Florence Veterans Park Monument Eagle
Sculpture by Alex Palkovich/ Granite by Brown Memorials
The Oath of Enlistment image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 24, 2012
8. The Oath of Enlistment
"I, do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."
The Oath of Enlistment Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 24, 2012
9. The Oath of Enlistment Overview
Wall of Honor Overview image. Click for full size.
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10. Wall of Honor Overview
Wall of Honor image. Click for full size.
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11. Wall of Honor
Wall of Honor image. Click for full size.
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12. Wall of Honor
examples of listings on the wall
"Waterfall" Wall image. Click for full size.
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13. "Waterfall" Wall
a lovely setting for moments of reflection in the park
Florence Veterans Park Flags image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 24, 2012
14. Florence Veterans Park Flags
Army, Marine, Navy, Air Force, US, SC, Coast Guard, Merchant Marine and POW*MIA
Home Safe Sculpture image. Click for full size.
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15. Home Safe Sculpture
Home Safe Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 24, 2012
16. Home Safe Sculpture
Front detail
Home Safe Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 24, 2012
17. Home Safe Sculpture
Rear Detail
Home Safe Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 24, 2012
18. Home Safe Sculpture
Detail of Duffel Bag
Home Safe Sculpture Overview image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 24, 2012
19. Home Safe Sculpture Overview
The Florence Veterans Park image. Click for full size.
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20. The Florence Veterans Park
The Florence Veterans Park image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 24, 2012
21. The Florence Veterans Park
Sign at the entrance to the park
The Florence Veterans Park image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, January 24, 2012
22. The Florence Veterans Park
Sign at the entrance to the park, sculpted by Lonnie E. Stewart in 2008
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,708 times since then and 231 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22. submitted on February 5, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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