Sergeant Bluff Veterans Memorial //
Sergeant Floyd Memorial
Sergeant Bluff, IA - Sioux City, IA
In a town that was named after U.S. Army Sergeant Charles Floyd, it’s only fitting to have a Veteran’s Memorial in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. This town, part of the Sioux City metro area, is located just off I-29 and is close to the Missouri River. The memorial, dedicated to all Veterans, displays a beautifully engraved eagle and the six seals of the military branches.
Floyd enlisted in the Lewis & Clark Expedition, but his trek was cut short after three months. He was the only member of 37 men from the Corps of Discovery to die during the journey. Floyd died in August of 1804 from a ruptured appendix, of which there was no cure back then.
He was buried along a small river, yet a larger tributary, yet the water from the Missouri River partially exposed his grave. His remains were moved and buried three times with his final resting place on the bluffs of the river on Highway 75 in Sioux City, where a 100-foot sandstone Sergeant Floyd Monument now stands.
Stone Group Architects (SGA) is a proud supporter of our Veterans and Military Memorials. While we are strong supporters, SGA is independent from the memorials and does not claim responsibility of building or funding these memorials. SGA is a verified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small business (SDVOSB) architectural firm, providing planning and design services to a variety of government clients.