Heartland of America Park, 8th & Farnam Streets
Bronze sculpture with granite base, tribute to victory in WW II
This memorial honors those Americans who left the security of their country and loved ones to protect the freedoms and human rights of all people. The memorial depicts the following four scenes:
Returning Soldier with Children
Rosie the Riveter
Young Boy Gathering Scrap Metal
Farm Family with Folded Flag
Thousands of paving bricks line the walks at the memorial site. Bricks were donated at $25 each to help fund the memorial. Bricks are engraved with a name or message that remembers a loved one or friend, a fallen veteran, a memory of a special time or place. The final group of bricks was placed October 1998.