Sunday, January 2, 2011


My final stop in Iowa was in Council Bluffs. The memorial here is in Bayless Park and is one of a number at this Veteran's Plaza site. Backed by a beautiful fountain, the memorial consists of a statue of a fatigue clad soldier on a pedestal. Perhaps he is standing guard over the 30 lost sons of Pottawatamie County whose names are forever inscribed on two sides of the pedestal and again on the wall running behind him. This wall commemorates a number of wars and features life sized statues of mourners along the walk.

The park is located at the corner of Pearl and First Streets in Council Bluffs and is well worth a visit should you ever have the opportunity.

1 comment:

  1. I like the statues of the mourners. They remind us that we honor not only the sacrifices of fallen, but also of the loved ones left behind.