Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Honoring Our Veterans: the Kent County Veterans Memorial in Dover, Delaware

This is a beautiful tribute located north of the Air Force Base, just off Route 1 in Dover. The park itself is small but very moving, nicely designed and well planned and there are a number of monuments and pieces paying honor to veterans. You can view all the photos on my Flickr album.

General location info at Waymarking.com

November 2012 article about Kent County VVA Chapter 850 dedicating a new memorial to Delaware's Gold Star Mothers

Tribute to our Korean War Veterans


Link to the unofficial page on Facebook

Article about the VVA Chapter 850 launching the effort to build this memorial in Dover: “This memorial is a very special way of saying ‘Welcome Home’ to the twenty-two who never made it back alive. This is our commitment. It will happen.”

May 2015 article about the new monument to observe veterans from the Middle East Conflicts

"Not all wounds are visible"

"Never again will one generation of Veterans abandon one another"

Memorial bricks may still be purchased for the park (forms available at the memorial)

A beautiful bench in honor of our Vietnam Veterans

"All gave some, some gave all"

November 2013 article about acquiring the Huey helicopter which came from Florida

May 2014 article: plans to install the helicopter

Delaware VVA Huey Arrives At Dover Nov. 18, 2013

October 2014 article about the dedication ceremony for the Huey helicopter

This sign marks the dedication coming soon for our POW/MIA soldiers: "One Empty Seat"

It will take place on Saturday, March 19th, 2016. Find the event page on Facebook here

Check out the albums posted by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 850 on Flickr.

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