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COVINGTON COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL - Andalusia, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hummerstation
N 31° 18.588 W 086° 28.583
16R E 549825 N 3464054
Quick Description: COVINGTON COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL located behind city hall in Andalusia, Al
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 7/4/2010 5:28:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM963X
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
The Covington County Veterans’ Memorial Park is the product of two years of work by the Covington County Veterans’ Memorial Committee. It was dedicated on Veterans’ Day in November of 2004. The park and monument was funded entirely though contributions and the sale of bricks and cornerstones.

The Covington County Veterans’ Memorial Park located behind City Hall features a 42-foot tall stainless steel obelisk mounted on a black granite pedestal. The pedestal is engraved with the names of soldiers who lost their lives defending the nation in various wars and conflicts. Brick pavers honoring veterans with ties to Covington County surround the obelisk. A five pointed star representing the five branches of military service surrounds the brick pavers.
Type of Memorial: Multi-War Memorial

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only):
World War I World War II Korean War Vietnam War All Other Wars


In Honor Of: Those from Covington County who died defending the USA

Marker Text:
"INSCRIBED HEREON ARE THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN DEFENSE OF OUR NATION" “To those who died, honor and eternal rest; to those who returned, gratitude and peace; to those in service remember and hope”


Date of dedication: Veteran's Day 2004

Who Put it Here?: Covington County Veterans’ Memorial Committee

Description of Memorial:
The Covington County Veterans’ Memorial Park features a 42-foot tall stainless steel obelisk mounted on a black granite pedestal. The pedestal is engraved with the names of soldiers who lost their lives defending the nation in various wars and conflicts. Brick pavers honoring veterans with ties to Covington County surround the obelisk. A five pointed star representing the five branches of military service surrounds the brick pavers.


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