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Veterans Memorial Park and Wall South

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In December of 1987 the "Moving Wall" came to Pensacola Florida and was visited by many of the local people, including some of the areas Vietnam Veterans. As time came for the Wall to move on, some of the Vietnam Vets that had stood vigil for the five days the Wall was in town decided it was time for Pensacola to have a permanent monument honoring the men and women that served and died in Vietnam. This was the start of the Dream. For five years the Vietnam Veterans of Northwest Florida (VVNF) held garage sales, 5 and 10 K runs, baseball/softball tourneys; car washes and hundreds of other fund raisers in hopes of making the Dream come true. With the help and support of family, friends and active duty service members, this Dream came true in 1992.

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The ceremony will include the unveiling of the New Gulf War Memorial, guest speakers Brigadier General Rhonda Cornyn and Lieutenant General Brad Heithold; The Pensacola Opera singers will perform patriotic songs, The winners of the student essay contest will be awarded, the Marine Corps Color Guard and Honor Guard… Read More...

The race begins and ends at Veteran's Memorial Park on the bay front then winds its way along a 13.1 mile circuit of the city for the half marathoners and a full 26.2 loop for the full marathon. The course features running through historic neighborhoods, the downtown district, bands, and cheering Pensacolians. The… Read More...