ST. LOUIS PARK IN TIMES OF WAR

Men and women from the Park have defended our country through the decades, even before Park was formed as a village in 1886.  Here are links to pages about the various conflicts in which our citizens have participated.

THE CIVIL WAR

 WORLD WAR I

 WORLD WAR II

 THE KOREAN WAR

 THE VIET NAM WAR

 THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS (VFW)

 THE AMERICAN LEGION

              

Veterans Memorial, Wolfe Park.  This photo, taken by Bob Peterson, hung on the walls of the VFW for years.  This memorial was replaced by the Amphitheater below in 2002.


 

Veterans Memorial Amphitheater, Wolfe Park, 2013.  The stage square footage is 715’ and the tiered seating square footage is 12,000’. State representative Jim Rhodes secured a significant grant to partner with City funds to bring this amenity to fruition. Photo by Emory Anderson.


                          

Veterans Memorial, with plaques for World War I and World War II Veterans, placed by the American Legion.  (Click on the links for closeup photos of the plaques).  The photo above is of the Memorial in its former location in Carpenter Park.


In 2013 the Memorial was moved to a much more visible location in Wolfe Park adjacent to the Veterans’ Amphitheater.  Many thanks to the City’s Parks Superintendent Rick Beane for making this move happen!  The photos below show the Memorial being moved into its new spot.

 

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