In a city that is best known for its’ Tulip Festival each spring, lies a Veteran’s memorial in the west side of the city. Veteran’s Memorial Park in Orange City, IA stands out from others as it lists wars and conflicts people have forgotten about or heard about. Names of those Veterans from the Orange City Area who have died or served are listed in six marble pillars according to the wars or conflicts they were in and the branch of service which they served.

This 2006 memorial, located next to the landmark windmill building, honors the selfless service of our Veterans. Along with the Veteran’s Prayer Bible verse from John 13:15 – “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”

Wars and Conflicts Listed:
Civil War 1861-1865
Spanish American War 1898
World War I 1914-1918
World War II 1939-1945
The Cold War 1947-1989 (range date is vague)
The Korean War 1950-1953
The Vietnam War 1955-1975
Invasion of Grenada-Operation Urgent Fury 1983
Operation Just Cause-Invasion of Panama 1989-1990
Persian Gulf War 1991
War on Terrorism 2001-present

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.