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The Wall Veterans Memorial
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Skylerdragon
N 38° 14.003 W 090° 25.363
15S E 725577 N 4234850
Quick Description: This war memorial is dedicated to supporting "all our veterans."
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 7/12/2007 10:43:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM1VAY
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member "Paws"itraction
Views: 48

Long Description:
The memorial was placed to welcome the Traveling Wall Veterans Memorial. This traveling display is a smaller replica of the national monument in Washington D.C. The Wall Memorial in Festus commemorates the displaying of the Vietnam Veterans Traveling Memorial here on October 5-8, 2006.

The Wall is a 3/5 scale of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC, it stands six feet tall at the center and covers almost 300 feet from end to end. The memorial Wall is sponsored by the Vietnam and All Veterans of Brevard (VVB). Work to build the Wall was started in April of 2005.

The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall was completed and first shown to the public April 24, 2006. This Traveling Memorial stands as a reminder of the great sacrifices made during the Vietnam War. It was made for the purpose of helping heal and rekindle friendships.

The Traveling Memorial Vietnam Wall also allows people the opportunity to visit loved ones in their home town, who otherwise may not be able to make the trip to Washington. Many people in the area came to visit the monument.

The Wall Memorial in Festus is dedicated to veterans of all wars and is not limited to the veterans of the Vietnam War. The traveling memorial ran along the south west side of this memorial park.


Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korea, Persian Gulf, and Iraq


In Honor Of: In honor of the men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces to preserve the freedom and liberty of all.

Date of dedication: October 7, 2006

Who Put it Here?: Jefferson County Wall Foundation

Description of Memorial:
The Wall Memorial is situated at the National Guard Drive entrance to West City Park. This is a beautiful park featuring several soccer fields, baseball, little league and softball fields, a 3 acre fishing lake stocked regularly and a favorite stop for migrating birds. Several pavillions, picnic areas, electrical sites and playgrounds are also featured. The park is home to the Festus Disc Golf team, The Festus Horseshoe and Washers Team, and hosts several trails for bike riding, hiking and driving. The Wall Memorial marks the visitation of the traveling memorial in Festus, Missouri.


Marker Text: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Visited Logs must contain, at least, a picture of the monument and your GPSr. Preferably YOU at the monument with your GPSr, but we understand that some people are camera-shy.
It is suggested you please include something about your visit here, as well.
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