Sunday, March 16, 2014

South Dakota X

Sioux Falls has done a truly magnificent job on this Veteran's Memorial Park and while I have concentrated, in my last two posts, on the Vietnam components, today, I will share a few other of the remarkable pieces of this tribute.

This beautiful bronze eagle stands near the entrance. There is no sign or designation, but you can't help but think that he is protecting the whole site.

These pavers form a huge square within the central park. They recall the service and sacrifice of many from many wars. The large "C" in the middle helps visitors find their loved one as each corner has a alphabetical designation.

Nearby, this remembrance to all who never returned. Note that there is a missing star in the star field to the right side of the plaque.

An angel carries a fallen solder towards his final reward. Called "Going Home", he is rising from a draped American flag and the statue is dedicated to all who have lost their lives in uniform.

Finally, the wish of every soldier, every parent, every child, so that no more shall be sacrificed.

The park may be found at 1021 W. Bailey Street in Sioux Falls just minutes from the airport.

Next time, on the 21st, we will travel,once again, to Texas. Join me there at 9:00am.

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