Home

Hello Everyone!

We want to inform you about a change of plans at the park.  Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to reevaluate the type of memorials being placed in the park.  Bricks purchased to honor a Veteran will still border the “Walk of Honor” across the levee. The concept of recognizing 12 wars and/or conflicts, a specific memorial honoring our Veterans and one for our 4 Legged Veterans has not changed, only the style and kind of memorial used to honor them.  We chose beautiful bronze plaques which will also complement the bronze shields used to recognize the branches of the military.  With the vast amount of cost difference, said change will expedite the completion of the park as well, and as soon as the weather cooperates we will begin “breaking ground.”

A special Thank You to everyone who made monetary donations, who have donated their time and who have expressed well wishes to this awesome project to honor our precious Veterans.

We appreciate your support, your patience, and your understanding.

*****************************************************************

Hello Everyone!

After enjoying the holidays with friends and family we are going to begin fundraising again.  With a positive outlook we remain hopeful we will reach our objective this year.  We are ever closer to realizing our ultimate goal of a beautiful park to honor ALL of our Veterans.  We will keep all informed of our progress and thanks to everyone again for your participation last year.  Fundraising news will be posted on our Facebook page @ DeSoto County Veterans Park.  God Bless each and everyone of you!!!!!

*******************************************************************

DeSoto County Ms. is proud to announce the establishment of the first Veterans Park to honor our nation’s heroes. This beautiful park will be located in Southaven Ms. at I-55 and Church Road, Exit 287, between Southern Thunder Harley Davidson and the DeSoto County Visitors Center south of Memphis, Tn.

Slide1 (2)  DeSoto County Veterans Park - FINAL WEBSITE Version- 3-10-17 Slide3 (2)  Slide4 (2)  Slide5 (3)  Slide6 (2)  Slide7 (2)  Slide8 (2)  Slide9 (4)  Slide10 (2)

The park will honor all U.S. Veterans, beginning with the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror, including the Middle East and Caribbean Regions Conflicts. There will be a bronze plaque dedicated to all Veterans, 12 individual bronze plaques (one for each war or conflict), 6 bronze shields and flags representing each branch of the military, a Walk of Honor, The POW/MIA chair and a bronze plaque to honor our 4 legged Veterans as they served too.

Visit the Desoto Veterans Park, walk through the history of our country, and honor the Veterans that fought to preserve our freedoms.

These are just a few samples of the type of bronze plaques that will be placed in the Park.  All plaques are dependent on funding.

Bricks may be purchased to honor any U.S. Veteran  (both past and presently serving) for any war or conflict, regardless of where they are from, for $125.00.  These bricks will border the Walk of Honor across the top of the levee at the north end of the pond.  Mail your brick form and your check or money order made payable to DeSoto Veterans Park Association, Inc. P.O. Box 2118  Southaven, MS. 38671 or pay by using the Donation Button, include the Transaction ID number on the “Unit Price” line on the brick form and mail to the same address.  Click here to download the purchase order.

Ways to Donate:

Online, right here on the website

– By U.S. Mail sent to:  DeSoto Veterans Park Association, Inc., P.O. Box 2118, Southaven, MS 38671

  • – At any BankPlus of Mississippi, to DeSoto Veterans Park

For information on SPONSORSHIP, please click here.

A BIG THANK YOU to our current sponsors:

DeSoto County Electric, Horn Lake, MS..
Dabbs Gun & Pawn, Southaven, MS.
Memphis Stone & Gravel, Memphis, TN.
Hernando Ready Mix, Hernando, MS.
H.O.G. Chapter 3478, Southaven, MS.
Anderson-Jordan Det.-Marine Corp. League, Horn Lake, MS.
Chief Tom Long, Southaven, MS. Police Dept.
Landers Auto Group, Southaven, MS.
A & B Distributors, Olive Branch, MS.
U.S. Military Vets MC, Southaven, MS.
Gracie Dunavent, Hernando, MS.

 

 

 

To get a preview of some of the proposed monuments that are dependent on funding: click here.