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World War II 50th Anniversary Heartland Memorial

Finished in 1996

by: John Lajba
Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: 18 ' x 32'
Owner: City of Omaha


Heartland of America Park, 8th & Farnam Streets


Bronze sculpture with granite base, tribute to victory in WW II

Additional Information

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.