Celebrating 60 Years: The World War II Memorial


Friday Jan 30th, 2015

The corner of State Street at Glenwood park avenue was an empty lot with a rotting stump in the summer of 1999. John Ferguson led the charge to establish a memorial for the veterans of WWII. With a committee of committed veterans and a committed contractor, Frank ‘Stumpy’ Whipple, Dahlkemper Landscape Architects and Contractors developed plans to provide a fitting site for the memorial on this corner. This is just across the street from Veterans Stadium, a memorial in honor of those serving in WWI.

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The completed memorial looking from the south.

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The WWII mémorial courtyard as seen from the entry at State Street. With this memorial, the concept of a Veterans Park was born and other memorials for Korea and Vietnam have since been installed.

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Just a quick note to let you know how pleased we were with the job that both Tony & Gene did on our landscaping at our house. They were always there when we needed a question answered or a problem solved. We appreciated their attitude and would highly recommend your organization to anyone.

Thank You
The Kleins - Pat & Rick

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