Heroes Among Us: Coast Guard Night


  • July 13, 2016
  • /   Sarah Patton
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The third installment in the series, “Coast Guard Night,” is presented by Cpl JR Sears Detachment 066 of the Marine Corps League. The Marine Core League intends to honor all those Coast Guardsman who have served our nation with honor in both war and peace, with special remembrance of their daring rescues at sea. Guests of honor will be LCDR Vince Jansen and BMC Melvin Zebrowski, USCG.

Heroes Among Us: Native American Warriors Night


  • June 20, 2016
  • /   Sarah Patton
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Come join us this Thursday at 1800 (6:00 PM) at our very own Veterans Memorial Park for our second installment in our Heroes Among Us Speaker Series. The second installment in the series, “Native American Warriors Night,” is presented by Cpl JR Sears Detachment 066 of the Marine Corps League. Guests of honor will be Lieutenant Colonel Kirby Locklear and USAF 1st Sergeant Shannon Peavy, USA.

The Final Mission at the 2016 Pensacola Beach Air Show


  • June 15, 2016
  • /   Sarah Patton
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The annual Pensacola Beach Air Show has always drawn a crowd at Pensacola Beach. This year’s 2016 show will also be featuring “The Final Mission,”, a flight that honors some of the last WWII Veterans in our community. The flight connects our Veterans with an important piece of their history: the Boeing Stearman flight trainer. This model of plane was the primary trainer for pilots throughout WWII.

Heroes Among Us Returns for 2016


  • June 8, 2016
  • /   Sarah Patton
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The “Heroes Among Us” speaker series has returned for its 2016 run. This incredible monthly series, started in 2013, represents those who have distinguished themselves in combat. It features stories from every generation and branch of the Armed Forces. The goal is to let people share their experiences with others to create a greater understanding of what life is like before, during, and after combat. In doing so, this series of shared experience provides healing to our Veterans.

Memorial Day Remembrance at the Veterans Memorial Park


  • June 6, 2016
  • /   Sarah Patton
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Our fallen Veterans were honored during the annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in downtown Pensacola.Hundreds of people joined in front of Wall South to honor those who gave their lives for their nation. The diverse crowd of uniformed men and women, Veterans, civilians, and children, gathered together to observe this meritorious holiday.

Global War on Terror Memorial in the Works


  • June 3, 2016
  • /   Jeremy Morrison
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The next memorial currently being planned for Veteran’s Memorial Park will be different from any other featured on its grounds. While other memorials represent the country’s bygone battles, this one will stand for a conflict still ongoing. While the others honor those who have fallen, this one will also look to the future, waiting to honor those who will fall in the days to come.

Memorial Day Essay Contest 2016


  • May 26, 2016
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Congratulations to all the Memorial Day essay contest winners and participants!

Veterans Memorial Park: An Artist’s Perspective


  • May 23, 2016
  • /   Jeremy Morrison
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Artist Randy New remembers the moment of crystallization, the moment his first sculpture for the Veterans Memorial Park came to life. He was visiting the park with his children, brainstorming concepts for what would become the Monument to Children.

Honor Thy Father


  • May 18, 2016
  • /   Jeremy Morrison
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Randy New, a local artist who has sculpted multiple pieces for the Veterans Memorial Park, barely remembers his father.

Missing Father


  • May 16, 2016
  • /   Jeremy Morrison
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As a young girl, Jill Hubbs knew exactly who her dad was. And what he did. And what that meant.