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These slates bear the names of nearly 4,000 names of Veterans that have served from the Civil War until Enduring Freedom including all peace-time and war-time. The cement circle is reached by a walkway graced by a beautiful bronze statue of a military cross and a young woman kneeling while holding the folded flag she received after the loss of a husband, son, father, or daughter. The statue rests on a granite slab engraved with the saying, “All gave some..some gave all”.
The memorial is surrounded by 4” x 8” red brick pavers that are engraved with names, comments, and achievements of service members. These pavers have been donated in various amounts to pay for cost of the Memorial. Many just bare engravings of thank you veterans and a donor name.
The East side of the Memorial has a reflection deck flanked by granite benches looking down on the three-tiered tree garden. The trees were purchased in honor of Veterans and persons wishing to thank those who have served.
The memorial came to life in December of 2015 with the local firm Fehrs Metal Building listening to the directors’ dreams of a serene site to honor Gaines County’s Veterans. The final site of the Park is CR 301 just South of the M.S. Doss Chapel and adjacent to South Gaines County Cemetery. The large concrete circle has three engraved stars in the center of the Park with an 85’ flag pole flying a 20’ X 30’ flag. There were sixteen granite slates imported from India which are engraved with the five branches of the military.