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Located beside Okabena Lake, this memorial park was formerly an apple orchard in the 1940s. The park was reconfigured and renamed in 1976 in honor of the United States Bicentennial. Once the Veterans memorials were built to honor all past and present Nobles County Veterans.

Engraved pavers were placed in the park with Veteran’s name, branch of service and term. There are black pavers display the names of those killed in action and other names of purple heart recipients who were injured in battle. Granite pillars stand that display the different branches of military. A granite pillar is engraved with the phrase “In Defense of Freedom” as well as many VFW posts numbers that were involved with the memorial. Several sitting benches are within the park so visitors can sit and pay their respects to the fallen and all Veterans.


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.

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