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WWII Memorial - Fleming Island, Florida
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member macleod1
N 30° 05.664 W 081° 42.747
17R E 431350 N 3329459
Quick Description: This memorial is located at Veterans Memorial Plaza,on Fleming Island south of Orange Park, off State Road 220.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/29/2009 4:16:00 AM
Waymark Code: WM63X1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Memorial sits just off the roadside in front of business complexes and nearby schools. The road name is Town Center Blvd.

It can be visited 24/7 and is lighted for night visiting. There are two memorial benches as well for visitors to sit and remember all these people who lost their lives for our country and us.

The stone wall reflects the names of those servicemen from this area.

There are listings for WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam, War on Terror and Police, Fire and Rescue.

Creator of this memorial, Gerald Agresti.
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
There are listings for WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam, War on Terror and Police, Fire and Rescue.


In Honor Of: This Memorial is for all Clay County Residents who died for their country.

Marker Text:
The above is the text in the middle of the marker. All the other text are the individual names of service personnel.


Date of dedication: unknown

Who Put it Here?: Fleming Island Business Park is behind the project. It is a public-private partnership formed by Jerry Agresti, president of Developers Realty Group Inc., and Jack Myers, president of Reinhold Corp.

Description of Memorial:
This area is available for visitors 24/7 and is lighted for night visiting. They have memorial benches as well as a three flag pole. The monument is in a semicircular pattern of marble and behind it is a large man made pond with huge fountain that sprays behind the monument. The memorial -- the first of its kind in Clay County --forms a 45-foot-long wall, consisting of five 9-foot-long panels. Veterans' names from WWI, WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the war against terrorism and Police, Fire and Rescue (those who enlisted from Clay County or named Clay County as their permanent residence) is embossed on the wall.


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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