Tyrone Veteran’s Memorial Park Committee submits the following mission statement:
Through the creation of a memorial, to help foster a common understanding of the sacrifices and uncommon dedication given by veterans and their families; to convey to every soul that enters the Tyrone Veteran’s Memorial Park, a sense of the total commitment given by these men and women of past conflicts and in peacetime; to provide, through a self-paced and self-guided tour in the park setting, the opportunity for the public to reflect that the rights and freedoms enjoyed by the citizens of the United States of America today have been preserved by unselfish acts depicted on a series of “Memorial Bricks”, Eagle Sculpture, granite memorial, flower gardens, and future quotes, statues, to forever impress upon all that war is a horrible event, but that only a nation united stands to end tyranny and injustice; and to indelibly etch in the minds of our future leaders that freedom does not come free, but only at an expensive price, including the ultimate price. This concept serves as the foundation for this sacred Memorial.
The Tyrone Veterans Memorial will be developed around a concept to cultivate a public understanding of the sacrifices made by all Veterans and their families during their service to our country, especially to those Veterans who served on the battlefields in order to protect and maintain the freedoms we enjoy today.
The veterans recognized are from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and POW/MIA who served our Country during War and Peacetime.
The “Memorial Bricks” are engraved to honor those heroes who served or made the ultimate sacrifice of their lives for our freedom. Each brick will be engraved with the Veteran’s Name, Branch and dates of Service , with a third line for the War of Service for those Veterans whose service was on foreign soil.
The Eagle sculpture represents strength, and courage, of those soldiers who served our country. The Eagle is the symbol of Independence of the United States of America.
The Red Rose Garden represents the Blood shed by all.
The White Azalea Garden represents the tears shed for the sacrifices by our soldiers and especially the POW/MIA’s.
For additional information, contact Town Hall at 770-487-4038.
If you would like to purchase a brick in memorial to a loved one who served, or if you would like to support this project, please download the following form for more information.