Cement your support for the Veterans Memorial Park Foundation Walk of Honor brick engraving fundraiser. Sponsors of the Walk of Honor will help elevate the natural beauty of the Pensacola Memorial Park with their personally engraved bricks.
“The goal is to have 100 bricks installed in time for this year’s Veteran's Day Ceremony”
~ Paul Entrekin,
Veteran’s Memorial Park Foundation President
The Walk of Honor will replace the current walkway that leads to ‘Wall South’,
the only permanent replica of the National Vietnam War Memorial.
The path to Freedom comes with great sacrifice.
Not only for the ones we lost but for the ones we left behind.
The Walk of Honor will allow their sacrifice to be known and honored in our own local area.
Let’s all come together and remember everyone that gave their lives for our great nation.
Veterans Memorial Park of Pensacola is the home to Vietnam Veterans of Northwest Florida's "Wall South," a one half scale model of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. The Wall South is 256' long, each wing is 128' long, and consists of 32 panels per wing. The height at center is 8' 2" and descends in height to 2" at the ends. Wall South lists the names of all 58,318 men and women listed as KIA or MIA from the war in Vietnam. The names are inscribed in the black granite face of the two walls.
In December of 1987 the "Moving Wall," a half scale replica of the National Vietnam Memorial in our Nation's Capital came to Pensacola.
It was a hugely profound and moving experience for our city. It attracted a large throng of visitors including local Vietnam veterans.
When time came for the Wall to move on many of the Vietnam Veterans who had stood vigil at the Wall decided that Pensacola should have a
permanent replica of this memorial to honor those who had fallen in that conflict. For five years the Vietnam Veterans of Northwest Florida
held garage sales, 5K & 10K runs, baseball and softball tournements, car washes and numerous other fund raisers to make their dream a reality.
In 1992 the dream came true. What is now known as "Wall South," still the only permanent replica of the National Vietnam War Memorial, was unveiled at what is now Veterans Memorial Park of Pensacola.