The Florence Veterans Park pays homage to those who are serving or have served in our armed forces with a ‘Wall of Honor’ and several monuments for the wars of the 20th century.
The Florence Veterans Park Feature Memorial won the 2009 international award in the Public/Civic Memorial category at the annual Conference of the American Institute of Commemorative Art. The park’s memorial, a three-pillar center obelisk, was co-designed by Brown Memorials of Florence, and local sculptor Alex Palkovich. The 30-ft tall monument features an American bald eagle, designed and cast in bronze by Palkovich. Bronze medallions representing all six branches of the US military complete the memorial.
The park also features an amphitheater surrounded by commemorative flags, a water wall with pool, a steel wall with Oath of Enlistment, and a beautifully landscaped circular trellis area. The park is owned and maintained by the City of Florence and is adjacent to the Florence Center.