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Hero's Walk and Freedom Trees at Cecil Field
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GatoRx
N 30° 13.783 W 081° 53.440
17R E 414294 N 3344575
Quick Description: A memorial for aviators killed in combat while stationed at NAS Cecil Field, in Jacksonville, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/5/2008 3:56:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM2XGP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member martinell
Views: 21

Long Description:
Naval Air Station Cecil Field was operational from the 1940's until the late 1990's, when it was decommissioned by the Navy. This walk honors the aviators from the base that were killed while serving their country during war. Each aviator has a small marker and tree in their honor along the walk; there are fifteen markers and trees in total. A plaque explaining the walk is at one end, and a sculpture with four of the planes used at Cecil is at the other.
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
Vietnam and Desert Storm


In Honor Of: To each of our fallen comrades who have made the ultimate sacrifice in combat.

Who Put it Here?: Naval Air Station Cecil Field

Description of Memorial:
This memorial is next to the base's chapel, along one of the main roads. Now that the base is no longer used by the Navy, its a very quiet area. The walk leads back to a couple more memorials, for Vietnam POW/MIAs, and those who served in Desert Storm.


Date of dedication: Not listed

Marker Text: Not listed

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