ALCESTER HERB ANDERSON MEMORIAL PARK

With a population under 1,000, Alcester is a prime example of small-town pride and patriotism. Ten flags surround this memorial with a granite monument placed in the center, in memory of all who served in the armed forces from the Alcester area. On the back side of the monument is an engraved image of six marines raising the American Flag at Iwo Jima, Japan, in 1945. Sitting on perfectly aligned pavers here is a small statue of a soldier kneeling down over a cross. On site is a bench where visitors can sit and pay their respects.

This memorial park was named after Alcester resident, Herb Anderson. After retiring from farming, Anderson moved across the street and took the park under his wing. He wanted a clean park where area kids could play, and he spent years mowing and trimming it. He passed away in 1953 and the park was dedicated in his name years later. In the last decade the park has evolved with addition of the Veterans memorial and playground equipment.

ALCESTER, SD

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.