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  Veterans Point Memorial  


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  • Veterans Point honors all veterans for the sacrifices they have made, are making, and will make in order to secure our freedom.

  • Twenty-five tons of granite honor and memorialize thirteen hundred veterans from at least twenty-seven states. A footing along the Veterans Point walkway accommodates the addition of memorials in perpetuity.

  • Fifty “Flags of Freedom” are flown on Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4, Labor Day, Patriots Day, Veterans Day, and Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

  • “Freedom is not Free” is inscribed on the base of the sculpture created by Marianne Caroselli of Fair Oaks, Texas.

  • At a cost of more than $200,000, Veterans Point was completed after four years of planning and construction.

  • Black granite recognizes supporters of Veterans Point in honor or memory of loved ones.

  • Sincere gratitude is due those who sacrificed in many different ways to make Veterans Point a reality as an enduring tribute to all veterans for all time.

  • Veterans Point was dedicated to all veterans during a day of celebration and remembrance on Sunday, October 9, 2005.


For additional information, contact the park office at (217) 935-2644 weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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