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Kansas Veterans


Kansas Veterans' Memorials

 

Current 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

 

Pending Memorials

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.

 

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