Tate High School QB Club volunteers at the Park


  • November 10, 2016
  • /   Warren Palmer
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The Tate High School Quarterback Club members, along with their parents and sponsors, volunteered some of their time on Saturday, November 5th to clean the Vietnam War Memorial and the granite benches. THANK YOU to all who participated!

Veterans Day at the Park


  • November 7, 2016
  • /   Sarah Patton
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In recognition of Veterans Day 2016, the Park will be holding a ceremony to pay special tribute to those who have served our nation.

FLORA-BAMA Documentary Screening to Raise Funds for VMPF


  • July 14, 2016
  • /   Emmalee Sutton
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The world famous FLORA-BAMA will host a Movie Screening event for the 50th anniversary of its establishment, held on Monday, July 25th. The Veterans Memorial Park Foundation (VMPF) will receive a percentage of the proceeds. Entry is $5 with donations encouraged.

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.

Local Boy Scouts to Retire U.S. Flags


  • May 27, 2016
  • /   Jeremy Morrison
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The thought of a burning American flag tends to evoke a visceral feeling in many people. The scene is upsetting, tainted with disrespect for the United States and those that serve to defend her. But that will not be the case when local Boy Scouts begin burning American flags at the Veterans Memorial Park on Memorial Day. On that occasion, the fires will be lit with honor as the youth properly retire worn flags from throughout the area.