Point Lookout in Taney County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
College of the Ozarks Veterans Grove
Location. 36° 36.798′ N, 93° 14.233′ W. Marker is in Point Lookout, Missouri, in Taney County. Marker is on Opportunity Avenue ( off of U.S. 65) north of Missouri Route 165, on the left. Touch for map. This is located near the entrance of College of the Ozarks. The challenge of this project was to create a serene setting with the close proximity to the entry road and parking. Our solution incorporated a tall stone planter that separate visitors and the grove from the vehicular traffic. The American flag was located as a continuation of the tree grid and the 6 additional flags were placed in the same grid pattern. The planter also serves as a signage wall and a backdrop for the seating and flags. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Industrial Point, Point Lookout MO 65726, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Devil's Pool (approx. 5.8 miles away).
Regarding College of the Ozarks Veterans Grove. The grove is dedicated to veterans that participate in the collegeís Patriotic Education Travel Program. Itís located parrallel to the schoolís
A crew used native stone to build the base. It will be surrounded by planters and prominently display the American flag, as well as the six service flags. A plaque from former President George W. Bush, who was at the college the day of the dedication, is be part of the display, as well as a quote from a student.
The idea for the grove came after a trip last October to Belgium, where students and veterans visited Peace Woods in Bastogne. Mullinax said a student noticed the impact Peace Woods had on one of the veterans and mentioned to a professor that it would nice if the college had something similar.
Each veteran is honored with the planting of a Sugar Maple, which is aligned with others to create the same unique pattern of the marble crosses at the American cemeteries in Europe. Next to each Sugar Maple is a bronze marker with a veteran's name. The College Historians student organization assisted with the planting and will help with maintenance.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 28, 2013, by Mary Thurman of Wheelerville,, Missouri. This page has been viewed 475 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 28, 2013, by Mary Thurman of Wheelerville,, Missouri. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.