The National Park Service has established many memorial parks throughout the country, each one honoring a unique group of individuals. The World War I Memorial Park is a prime example of a memorial park dedicated to the armed forces. This bloody conflict claimed the lives of 116,000 Americans, but the U.S. soldiers were allied with England, France, Russia, and Germany, and their sacrifices shifted the momentum of the war in their favor. The war ended on 11/11/18, making it possible to honor the men and women of the United States who fought the battle.
The Armed Forces Memorial is located in the center of the park, featuring a circular fountain and ten flagpoles. The 25-foot flagpoles display the flags of seven branches of the United States armed forces. The 30-foot poles hold the state flag of New Jersey, the Essex County flag, and the American flag, each bearing the official seal of the armed forces. The park is also home to several other memorials to honor those who served in the military.
The Houston City Council approved plans to renovate the golf course at Memorial Park in January 2019. These funds will help pay for the park’s long-term sustainability and connectivity. The park’s master plan also calls for a new 1.5-mile accessibility trail through the park’s 600-acre wilderness. A new bridge over the Interstate 10 will connect the park to downtown Houston. The park will also host the Houston Open in 2020. Those who work in the city are encouraged to donate to the foundation.
Summer Concerts in the Park at Memorial Park are back. You can download the schedule of the 2022 Summer Concerts in the Park. You can also rent the park’s Pavilion for events, meetings, and social gatherings. Moreover, social gatherings are no longer restricted to Fridays and Saturdays. You can even rent the entire park! The pavilion can be rented by the hour or all day long. The cost for hiring the park’s pavilion is $16 per hour.
The Veterans Memorial Park is located near Harrison and Old 56 Hwy. In 2000, a small group of Olathe residents met at an American Legion Post 153 to talk about local military heroes and brainstorm a way to commemorate all Veterans. Founder Bob Millbern had a vision of the memorial park, which he implemented with the help of the American Legion Post 153. With the help of the American Legion Post 153, the park was completed in 2001.
The Memorial Park is one of Berkeley County’s 18 public parks. The Martinsburg-Berkeley County Parks & Recreation Board manages the park and maintains it. The park is a 20-acre park with beautiful trees, limestone rock breaks, and a stream that flows through the park. The park is popular for trout fishing, swimming, and wading. Private rentals are also available. For more information about the Park, please visit the Berkeley County Parks and Recreation Board website.
The cemetery office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Call ahead to make an appointment to visit the cemetery office to find out more information. The office staff will answer all of your questions and assist you in choosing the most appropriate memorial for your loved one. However, the office is open for appointments only. You can also visit the cemetery in person to visit the cemetery. It is important to contact the office before you visit the park for viewing or placing a memorial.