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U.S. Marine Corps Aviation Memorial Placement Ceremony

On May 17, 2019, at 6:45 p.m., the Veterans Memorial Park (VMP) Foundation of Pensacola will host a memorial ceremony for Marine aircrews and other military service members who died in the line of duty while serving with Marine Corps Aviation units.

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VMPF Announces Memorial Day Essay Contest

The Veterans Memorial Park Foundation of Pensacola is pleased to announce an essay contest for 3rd to 12th grade students in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. Students in public, private, or home-school settings are eligible to participate.

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Heroes Among Us - Prisoner of War Night

Veteran's Memorial Park Pensacola & the Pensacola Marine Corps League present the 2018 Heroes Among Us Speaker Series - Prisoner of War Night

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August HAU Speakers Series event

Veteran's Memorial Park Pensacola & the Pensacola Marine Corps League present the 2018 Heroes Among Us Speaker Series - Special Forces - Airborne Night

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2018 Skopelos Wine, Spirit & Food Festival

Transport yourself to beautiful vineyards, sip on the smoothest spirits, and indulge in delicious cuisine when the 2nd annual Skopelos Wine, Spirit & Food Festival presents Flavors From Around the World.

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Heroes Among Us - WWII Carrier Pilots Night

Veteran's Memorial Park Pensacola & the Pensacola Marine Corps League present the 2018 Heroes Among Us Speaker Series - WWII Carrier Pilots Night

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Veteran's Day Essay Contest 2017

Veteran's Day Essay Contest Winners 2017

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2017 Veterans Memorial Park Foundation Veterans Day Essay/Art Contest

Why it is important for a community like Pensacola to have a park dedicated to honoring all veterans’ that made the ultimate sacrifice?

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Proud To Serve Our Community Along Side The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office

Veterans Memorial Park Salutes The Escambia County Sheriff's Office for their continued support and service to our community. Learn about our partnership here.

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VMPF Armed Forces Cleanup - Sept. 2017

Approximately four dozen Sailors recently devoted three hours volunteering in Veterans Memorial Park while augmenting their professional development. The Sailors from Corry Station, Naval Hospital Pensacola, and Naval Air Station Pensacola were recently selected for advancement to Chief Petty Officer.

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USMC Aviation Memorial Service Pensacola 2017

Yesterday I spent time photographing a USMC Aviation Memorial at Veterans Memorial Park Pensacola. #GodBlessAmerica

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HAU - Marine Aviation Night

The Marine Corps League’s 5th Annual Heroes Among Us Speaker Series-2017 - Guest of Honor LtCol Chuck Lea, USMC, Republic of Vietnam.

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HAU - Korean War Remembrance Night

The Marine Corps League’s 5th Annual Heroes Among Us Speaker Series-2017 - Guest of Honor Sgt. John Phillips USA, Bronze Star, Republic of Korea.

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Memorial Brick Dedication Ceremony

On August 19, 2017, at 10 a.m., on the fifth anniversary of the Marine Aviation Memorial Bell Tower dedication to the greater Pensacola Bay community, the Veterans Memorial Park Foundation of Pensacola will host a memorial ceremony for the fallen Marine aircrews of HMLA-469 Vengeance 01, HMH-463 Pegasus 31 & 32, and Blue Angel 6.

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Commander Scott Moyer

Navy Commander Scott Moyer is a Highly decorated combat fighter pilot and, among many other decorations, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He is also a two time member of the Blue Angels

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Running for Her 5K

The HER Foundation, Inc is hosting a 5K run at the Pensacola Memorial Park to raise funds for Homeless Women Veterans of Northwest Florida.All runners/walkers will receive a T-shirt and medal.

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Foundation President's Message

Dear Patriot,Our national Memorial Day approaches when we once again affirm our deep love and respect for the innumerable service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice for duty, honor and country.

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Story of Sacrifice: Vietnam

Widow of a Vietnam Veteran shares the story of her husband's service and sacrifice. Truly incredible speech.

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Easter Sunrise at the Park

We are proud to have Grace Lutheran of Pensacola and Good Shepherd Lutheran of Gulf Breeze host an Easter Sunrise Celebration at the Veterans Memorial Park!

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VMPF is Proud to Announce Wall Updates!

We are delighted to be able to update the Wall South memorial to include all known casualties of the Vietnam conflict. This provides us an opportunity to again call attention to our mission “to honor the fallen” and to call attention to those that have borne the fight and sacrificed all on our behalf.

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Tate High School QB Club volunteers at the Park

The Tate High School Quarterback Club members, along with their parents and sponsors, volunteered some of their time on Saturday, November 5th to clean the Vietnam War Memorial and the granite benches. THANK YOU to all who participated!

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Veterans Day at the Park

In recognition of Veterans Day 2016, the Park will be holding a ceremony to pay special tribute to those who have served our nation.

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FLORA-BAMA Documentary Screening to Raise Funds for VMPF

The world famous FLORA-BAMA will host a Movie Screening event for the 50th anniversary of its establishment, held on Monday, July 25th. The Veterans Memorial Park Foundation (VMPF) will receive a percentage of the proceeds. Entry is $5 with donations encouraged.

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Heroes Among Us: Coast Guard Night

The third installment in the series, “Coast Guard Night,” is presented by Cpl JR Sears Detachment 066 of the Marine Corps League. The Marine Core League intends to honor all those Coast Guardsman who have served our nation with honor in both war and peace, with special remembrance of their daring rescues at sea. Guests of honor will be LCDR Vince Jansen and BMC Melvin Zebrowski, USCG.

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Heroes Among Us: Native American Warriors Night

Come join us this Thursday at 1800 (6:00 PM) at our very own Veterans Memorial Park for our second installment in our Heroes Among Us Speaker Series. The second installment in the series, “Native American Warriors Night,” is presented by Cpl JR Sears Detachment 066 of the Marine Corps League. Guests of honor will be Lieutenant Colonel Kirby Locklear and USAF 1st Sergeant Shannon Peavy, USA.

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The Final Mission at the 2016 Pensacola Beach Air Show

The annual Pensacola Beach Air Show has always drawn a crowd at Pensacola Beach. This year’s 2016 show will also be featuring “The Final Mission,”, a flight that honors some of the last WWII Veterans in our community. The flight connects our Veterans with an important piece of their history: the Boeing Stearman flight trainer. This model of plane was the primary trainer for pilots throughout WWII.

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Heroes Among Us Returns for 2016

The “Heroes Among Us” speaker series has returned for its 2016 run. This incredible monthly series, started in 2013, represents those who have distinguished themselves in combat. It features stories from every generation and branch of the Armed Forces. The goal is to let people share their experiences with others to create a greater understanding of what life is like before, during, and after combat. In doing so, this series of shared experience provides healing to our Veterans.

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Memorial Day Remembrance at the Veterans Memorial Park

Our fallen Veterans were honored during the annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in downtown Pensacola.Hundreds of people joined in front of Wall South to honor those who gave their lives for their nation. The diverse crowd of uniformed men and women, Veterans, civilians, and children, gathered together to observe this meritorious holiday.

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Global War on Terror Memorial in the Works

The next memorial currently being planned for Veteran’s Memorial Park will be different from any other featured on its grounds. While other memorials represent the country’s bygone battles, this one will stand for a conflict still ongoing. While the others honor those who have fallen, this one will also look to the future, waiting to honor those who will fall in the days to come.

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Memorial Day Essay Contest 2016

Congratulations to all the Memorial Day essay contest winners and participants!

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Veterans Memorial Park: An Artist’s Perspective

Artist Randy New remembers the moment of crystallization, the moment his first sculpture for the Veterans Memorial Park came to life. He was visiting the park with his children, brainstorming concepts for what would become the Monument to Children.

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Honor Thy Father

Randy New, a local artist who has sculpted multiple pieces for the Veterans Memorial Park, barely remembers his father.

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Missing Father

As a young girl, Jill Hubbs knew exactly who her dad was. And what he did. And what that meant.

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Honoring the Passing of Mr. John Ochs

John Ochs passed away May 3, 2016. Throughout his life he served both hiscountry and community. Born and raised in Rhinebeck, New York, Ochsgraduated from State University in New York.

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The Month of May Begins with Two Touchstones of U.S. Service

The month of May is heavy laden with honor and respect for the souls that have served their country in the United States military. As spring searches for summer, we celebrate their service throughout National Military Appreciation Month, and reflect on their sacrifice on Memorial Day. The following article is the first in a series that will both celebrate and memorialize members of our nation's military on a national and local level.

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2016 Memorial Day Ceremony

The Pensacola Veterans Memorial Park Foundation will present its annual observance of Memorial Day on May 26 at 1 p.m. The Guest Speaker this year will be Tony Gain, a highly-decorated retired Marine Corps Colonel who completed three combat tours, instructed at some of the Marine Corps' most prestigious Leadership and Training academies, and served with the State Department.

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Fifty Years On: Vietnam Vets Still Coming into Treatment for the First Time

The year 2017 has been designated as the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. I confess 50 years is hard for me to imagine. I’m sure I’m not the only one who never thought I’d make it out of combat nor through the dark days of our first coming home. There are many Vietnam vets out there still searching for a way home from the war.

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NAS Pensacola Leadership Training Visits VMP

Prospective Senior Enlisted Leaders of the Navy’s Information Warfare Community visited the Park on April 15th as part of their recent leadership training conducted at NAS Pensacola.

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VMP to Dedicate Minuteman Memorial

The Pensacola chapters of the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution will host a Minuteman statue dedication Saturday May, 7th from 2 to 3pm at Veterans Memorial Park.

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