Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Florida XII

Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary lies on a man made island in Vero Beach. After WWII the local waterways were to be dredged and a new bridge built. It was decided that the materials from the dredging should be used to create a memorial island.

Recently celebrating its 50th anniversary, this beautiful island retreat honors many from the Indian River area that sacrificed so very much for our country.

A greeting sign tells visitors some of the history of the island.

One traverses a long pathway on to the island upon which is a large American flag.

The island boast a large and varied variety of memorials and the one for our brothers and sisters from Vietnam looks out over the water, as do many others.

It is not too very often that those who suffer from or have lost their battles with Agent Orange are mentioned, so it is always a pleasant surprise to find a tribute to them.

Each of the services has a marker similar to this one, but this one was the only one on which someone had left a flower.

Next time, we will move on to Idaho, so join me there, as always, at 9:00am.

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

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