Park Security Plan


  • April 20, 2015
  • /   Emmalee Sutton
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VMPF Supports Battle of Midway Memorial Commemoration


  • April 16, 2015
  • /   Emmalee Sutton
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Greetings from Veterans Memorial Park of Pensacola!


  • April 2, 2015
  • /   Tara Bradley
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Veterans Memorial Park of Pensacola stands as a testament to the memories of those brave men and women who have risked their lives in the service our Country. We pay tribute to that service, here at the Park, with our time-honored monuments and memorials and with the ones yet to come.

Veterans Memorial Park Foundation Monuments


  • April 2, 2015
  • /   Emmalee Sutton
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This year Veterans Memorial Park Foundation is paying tribute to the fallen men and women of our nation by featuring one memorial each month. These monuments evoke a sense of pride, respect, and remembrance of our nation’s heroes for current day visitors and for generations to come.

Honoring WWII National Efforts


  • April 1, 2015
  • /   Emmalee Sutton
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This year Veterans Memorial Park Foundation is paying tribute to the fallen men and women of our nation by featuring one memorial each month. The month of April is honoring the soldiers who fought and risked their lives in World War II.

From Rails to Trails


  • April 1, 2015
  • /   Emmalee Sutton
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Just northeast of Pensacola, an 8.1mile trail in Milton, FL served as part of the early 1900s railroad to haul lumber from local longleaf pine forests to a sawmill in Bagdad, FL. This industry contributed to the evolution of towns along the railroad route. The rail line discontinued service in the 1930’s, but when America entered WWII, the United States Navy reopened and rebuilt the rails to ship aviation fuel to Whiting Field Naval Air Station.

Park Foundation yearns for new memorial


  • March 31, 2015
  • /   Marketta Davis, pnj.com - Photos, John Blackie
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Veterans Memorial Park is decorated with memorials from WWI up through the Vietnam War and now a new possibility is on the horizon.

Veterans Memorial Park ups security


  • March 5, 2015
  • /   Marketta Davis, pnj.com - Photos, Tony Giberson
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In light of last year's Veterans Memorial Park vandalism, the Park Foundation has contracted a private company for security patrols that will begin over the next couple of days, according to Foundation president, Capt. W.A. "Butch" Hansen.

NAS Pensacola


  • March 3, 2015
  • /   Emmalee Sutton
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As the first permanent naval air station in the U.S., Pensacola Naval Air Station (NAS Pensacola) became a pioneer in many fields of aviation. Since Pensacola has a climate that is suitable for year-round flying, the decision to build was apparent, and in 1914, after its creation, NAS Pensacola began a legacy of production. Within three years, the station produced the first altitude records as well as the development of aircraft catapult launching.

Honoring our WWI Soldiers


  • March 2, 2015
  • /   Emmalee Sutton
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Citizens of Pensacola visit the park to reflect on the sacrifices of their loved ones who served our nation in WWI, as well as other wars. The memorial proudly represents the city and the men of Escambia County. It stands for those who cut the path before us so we can live free.