Thursday, May 29, 2014

Florida VIII

Tampa was the debarkation point for Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders and, today, it is the home of a beautiful Vietnam Memorial, as well.

Located in Hillsborough County, as you enter the park you are greeted by these flags in the circle that creates parking.

Directly across from the flags you find a Huey and a Cobra watching over the names of the 156 who are, forever, honored here.

The main memorial lists those lost. One site I read reported that they were all officers, but this is not so.

On the reverse of the memorial are scenes from the war, a Vietnam Service medal and a POW/MIA flag.

The site was dedicated on November 11th, 2011 and is located on the east side of Tampa on U.S. 301 and the Tampa bypass canal, just south of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

There are several more pictures that I will share in the next posting, so join me then, on June 3rd, at 8:00am.

To see more memorials from Florida, or any other state, click the state name on the left side of this page.

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