Leeds Veterans Memorial - Leeds, Alabama
N 33° 32.387 W 086° 33.582
16S E 540878 N 3711216
Quick Description: This tribute to local and state soldiers involved in the Gulf War, Vietnam, Korea, both world wars, the Civil War, and the Alamo is located in Leeds Memorial Park. The tribute also remembers POW's, MIA's, and three local Medal of Honor winners.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 1/10/2008 6:27:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM2YFJ
The Memorial Park is located on Montevallo Road SW (Highway 119). It was established as a memorial to all veterans from the Leeds area from all branches of the military from all wars, including those killed or missing in action. Buddy Adair has devoted many years as a volunteer to the project of establishing the small veterans memorial park area within the park to honor our hometown heroes. The Memorial Park evolved from an "Avenue of Flags' salute to veterans that began on Parkway Drive in downtown Leeds. The project was spearheaded by City Councilwoman Jane Culbreth. Flags were displayed along with markers purchased by families with the name of the veteran or military person to be honored. In 1970, Mayor Jack Courson encouraged the City Council to buy all the land that would become the Memorial Park when it was placed on the market to be sold. Following the development of the front part of the park, all the flags and markers were moved from Parkway Drive to the park.
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial
Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
Gulf War, Vietnam, Korean Conflict, World War I & II, the Civil War, and the Alamo
In Honor Of: Dedicated to all the vetrans of this area
Date of dedication: 1998
Who Put it Here?: City of Leeds
Description of Memorial:
Concrete wall surrounding a gravel field with multiple war memorials inside.
Marker Text: Not listed
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