Interior Alaska Veterans Memorial - Fairbanks, Alaska
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 64° 50.416 W 147° 43.233
6W E 465819 N 7190847
Quick Description: Veterans memorial honoring the all veterans from Fairbanks and the interior of Alaska. Located in Bicentennial Park in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Location: Alaska, United States
Date Posted: 2/27/2011 8:28:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMAVCN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dejf75
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Long Description:

The memorial started as the simple concrete monument standing in front of the main monument of today. The simple monument was moved to Bicentennial Park in 1990 from Weeks Field to increase its visibility to the public. This simple monument is inscribed,

In Memory Of The
Fairbanks Area Veterans

The memorial was expanded in 2001 through the efforts of many individual citizens, civic and veterans organizations, and businesses from Fairbanks and around Alaska.  The expansion of  memorial was designed by Pananen and constructed by the Alaska Laborers' Apprenticeship and Training Program.  It is inscribed:

Interior Alaska

In Memory Of:

All of our men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces; those who perished; our veterans who suffered the ravages and wounds of war;  American Prisoners of War; and those who still remain missing in action.

You have the enduring respect and recognition of this community and all of Interior Alaska.  We will never forget those still missing in action or the sacrifices made by veterans and the many hardships endured by military families and friends.

Dedicated to the quest for peace.

Residents of Interior Alaska have a long lasting, time tested relationship with neighboring Army, Air Force, National Guard personnel and their families.  Alaska ranks number one in the Nation in the number of  veterans percapita.  The military's significant contriution to the Interior's communities and its role in helping buidling and grow the State of Alaska is recognized and appreciated by all.

Type of Memorial: Non-Specific Memorial

In Honor Of: All U.S. veterans

Marker Text:
See in long description.

Who Put it Here?: Various civic, veterans and business organizations

Description of Memorial:
Located in small plaza near city hall. Memorial consists of concrete monument with several plaques. The memorial has several flags surrounding it.

Wars mentioned (Multi-war only): Not listed

Date of dedication: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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