Columbia, SC

Memorial Park
Columbia, South Carolina

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Memorial Park in Columbia, SC

Memorial Park is located in downtown Columbia on four acres of land. The property is bordered by Hampton, Gadsden , Washington and Wayne Streets and is one block south of Finlay Park.

The park was dedicated in November 1986 along with the unveiling of the South Carolina Vietnam Monument.

Current monument memorials include:

  • Vietnam Memorial (one of the largest in the United States outside of Washington, D.C.) - dedicated 11 November 1986
  • China - Burma - India Veterans Memorial - dedicated 11 November 1990
  • USS Columbia Memorial - dedicated 20 April 1991
  • Pearl Harbor Memorial - dedicated 2 September 1995
  • Korean War Memorial - dedicated 25 June 2000
  • Holocaust Memorial - dedicated 6 June 2001
  • World War I Memorial - dedicated 11 November 2002

    Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. In observance of the holiday, many people visit cemeteries and memorials, and volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries. A national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.

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    SC Vietnam Memorial Monument
    S.C. Vietnam Monument
    SC Holocaust Monumment
    Holocaust Monument

    Korean Monument

    World War I monument
    World War I Monument

    USS Columbia Monument

    Pearl Harbor Monument

    Memorial Park in Columbia SC
    Memorial Park View


    Vietnam Veterans - Memorial Day 2010

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    More Links & Interesting Information!

    Memorial Day - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs | Arlington National Cemetery | History of Memorial Day - | Memorial Day - Wikipedia | Memorial Day Website | National Memorial Day Concert | Veterans Day in Columbia SC | Fort Jackson

    Did You Know...
    America's MOST decorated soldier from ANY international war was born in South Carolina? He was! No one has received more decorations than one Staff Sergeant Joe R. Hooper. Joe Hooper was born August 8, 1938, in Piedmont, S.C (later moved to and raised in Washington State). He received more combat decorations than Alvin York did in World War I or Audie Murphy in World War II. He was the most highly decorated soldier of the Vietnam War. During two combat tours, he earned 37 medals, including the Medal of Honor, two Silver Stars, six Bronze Stars and eight Purple Hearts. The Army credited him with killing 115 North Vietnamese.
    Pictures & Citation | Arlington National Cemetery website | Joe Hooper - Wikipedia | You should know soldier Joe Hooper

    Arlington National Cemetery
    Arlington National Cemetery - A Place to Honor America's Heroes


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