Kansas Veterans' Memorials
|Veterans Memorial Park
|Location: Wichita, KS • 201 S. Greenway Blvd.
This 3.5 acre park is home to several memorials, including:
- John S. Stevens Veterans Memorial
- Kansas Korean War Memorial
- Pearl Harbor Memorial
- U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II Memorial
- U.S. Merchant Marine Memorial
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial
|Great Overland Station Memorial
|Location: Topeka, KS
- This memorial is a collaborative effort, which is funded through a combination of local government and private money.
- The goal is to restore the former Union Pacific depot and turn it into a museum and memorial to celebrate Kansas’ rich railroad history and to honor the thousands of veterans from the state.
- The focal point of the veteran memorial will be a stainless steel sculpture depicting a rotating flame, with the four bronze panels inscribed with the phrases "Defend Our Nation, Preserve Freedom, Vanquish Tyranny and Promote Peace."
- The memorial will also feature a fountain and two rows of flag poles. Each of the 50 poles will fly an American flag and a flag of one of the 50 states. The veterans' memorial will be located immediately south of the station and an integral part of the of the 20-acre riverfront park.
- The project has received $5 million in federal funds and nearly $2 million in private donations. It is estimated the Great Overland Station will receive more than 100,000 visitors each year with a total economic impact on Topeka of about $10 million a year. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2004.
- For more information, visit the Veterans' Memorial page on the Great Overland Station Web site.