PLYMOUTH COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL
This memorial park is filled with many beautiful monuments and tributes to Veterans. The park’s theme is built around a profound poem written by local Veteran Jim Rolfes called “Come Visit My Grave.”
A stained-glass wall shows the timeline of wars beginning from Paul Revere’s ride at start of the American Revolution through to the Twin Towers and the War on Terror. Black, granite plaques honor wounded Veterans as well as those killed in the Mexican – American War, The Korean War, Vietnam War, The Cold War, Gulf War and the Global War on Terrorism. A black, granite pyramid points up to the sky, honoring all POW’s and MIA’s.
On site is a 1943 military jeep and trailer which were essential during the wars. There is a large anchor dedicated to Veterans who lost their lives at sea. A life-size bronze sculpture symbolizes Patriots walking during the Revolutionary war.
Flags fly high to honor the five branches of service, National Guard, Merchant Marine and POWs/MIAs, America, State of Iowa and Plymouth County. Multiple monuments represent all the wars and include the names of those on bronze dogtag replicas from Plymouth County. A “Westmar Eagle in Flight” sculpture soars above sitting benches.
Many times throughout the year, the park places more than 900 flags on the lawn honoring Veterans names.
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.