Monday, May 18, 2015

Motoring Monday: Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial

We’re bringing back our Motoring Monday series which recommends some of the lesser known things and places to see in Kansas.  This week, in honor of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, we’re featuring the Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Located on the east side of Heritage Park in Junction City, the Kansas Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated on July 4, 1987. In 1991, it was designated as the official State Vietnam Veterans Monument. The memorial is made of seven black granite panels measuring 13 feet high and 46 feet long. 

The two end panels contain the names of the Kansas veterans who were killed or listed as Missing In Action from the Vietnam War. The center panel is two soldiers flanking a Vietnam Campaign Medal and a Purple Heart Medal.

In addition to this memorial, Heritage Park also features:
·         Civil War Arch
·         1st Infantry Division Memorial
·         Junction City / Geary County Law Enforcement Memorial
·         POW/MIA Memorial
·         Purple Heart Memorial
·         Bandstand and Water Fountain
For more information on the memorial, click here.

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