While in Florida we found this wonderful memorial park in Sanford off of Lake Monroe.

 

 

Sanford Veterans Memorial - The Monument Story

Sanford Veterans Memorial – The Monument Story

This story is about the World War I Monument pictured below.

 

Sanford Veterans Memorial - WWI Monument

Sanford Veterans Memorial – WWI Monument

This monument has been moved around a bit but has been preserved through the years.

 

Sanford Veterans Memorial - WWII Sign

Sanford Veterans Memorial – WWII Sign

Sanford Veterans Memorial - Second Seminole War Sign

Sanford Veterans Memorial – Second Seminole War Sign

The park is filled with signage dedicated to the various wars and conflicts that Sanford’s citizens have been involved in through history. There are conflicts that span from the American Revolution to the present.

 

Sanford Veterans Memorial - Section B Tiles

Sanford Veterans Memorial – Section B Tiles

The names of those that served and died are honored through the tiles that encircle the park.

 

Sanford Veterans Memorial - Unknown Soldiers Tile

Sanford Veterans Memorial – Unknown Soldiers Tile

For those that do not have a name there is the Unknown Soldier tile among others.

 

Sanford Veterans Memorial - French and Indian War Tile

Sanford Veterans Memorial – French and Indian War Tile

Each conflict has a tile to signify the event.

 

Sanford Veterans Memorial - Eagle Memorial

Sanford Veterans Memorial – Eagle Memorial

At the end of the park there is a beautiful statue that has 4 significant quotes inscribed on it’s 4 sides. The backdrop is Lake Monroe.

 

Sanford Veterans Memorial - City History Sign

Sanford Veterans Memorial – City History Sign

This sign looking toward the Lake Monroe Marina tells of the city’s history.

 

Sanford Veterans Memorial - Overall Rear View 1

Sanford Veterans Memorial – Overall Rear View 1

This is the view looking back towards the city center. A beautiful setting to honor those that served for this area.

 

 

If you are in the area on a beautiful day this is a great place to honor those that have served and learn a great deal of history at the same time.

For more info go to:

http://www.sanfordfl.gov/index.aspx?page=231

 

 

Sanford Veterans Memorial Park, Sanford, FL

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