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Yuma Armed Forces Park

   
Yuma Armed Forces Parkloupe
281 S. Gila St
Yuma
AZ
USA
85364

Yuma Armed Forces Park

100 Cities / 100 Memorials Awardee

100c 100m wwi centennial plaqueYuma's Armed Forces Memorial Park is located at the site of the old Yuma railroad depot. Created by local business owners, service organizations, the Chamber of Commerce and the community, the one-acre park has several walls with more than 2,600 black granite plaques honoring all past, present, and future Yuma-area veterans. The plaques are made of solid granite. Each is eight inches high, 16 inches wide and individually engraved with the person's name, rank, dates of service, and service emblem. There are currently 260 World War I veterans’ plaques in the Armed Forces Park. Additionally, the names of WWI soldiers are on a WWI statue at the nearby courthouse. The park also has polished granite tables etched with the service emblems of the various branches of the nation's armed services - Army, Navy, Marines, Merchant Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard. A table honors prisoners of war and those missing in action. Several benches allow visitors to sit down and meditate.

 

"Pershing" Donors

$5 Million +


Founding Sponsor
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The Lilly Endowment