Jan. 11, 2018
Hope you all had a wonderful New Year! We are in the process of updating the website now that our beautiful park is open. We have had SO much positive response to the park and we are SO proud of it. It was truly a labor of love to honor our precious Veterans. We will be posting updates when warranted throughout the year. Thanks again to everyone who came together to make this park possible! God Bless to All!!
December 31, 2017
A heartfelt “THANK YOU” to all that participated, donated, and visited the park this year, you are all the best!! We also want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and a prosperous 2018! God Bless to all!!
DeSoto County Ms. is proud to announce the opening of the first Veterans Park to honor our nation’s heroes. This beautiful park is 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. Our park is unique in that it is not just a Memorial Park to honor those who are deceased but a Veterans Park to show our appreciation to the living for their service and even includes picnic tables. To our knowledge there is no other park like this in the country and we are so proud to be able to honor our most precious citizens and members of the largest family in the world, our Veterans. Imagine walking through the events that shaped our country, to think of that ancestor, that parent, that spouse, that child, that brother, sister, aunt, uncle, or cousin that was part of making our country what it is today. Their sacrifice should not be minimized and cannot be measured, it can only be honored.
The park honors ALL U.S. Veterans, beginning with the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror, including the Middle East and Caribbean Regions Conflicts. The beautiful bronze plaques are from International Bronze of Fort Myers, FL. and include a plaque dedicated to those who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice, one to honor our dogs, horses and pigeons as “The Also Served”, 12 individual plaques (one for each war or conflict), 6 shields and flags representing each branch of the military, a “Walk of Honor”, bordered with bricks honoring U.S. Veterans, the POW/MIA chair and flag, and a Sponsorship plaque. Visit the Desoto Veterans Park, walk through the history of our country, and honor the Veterans that fought to preserve our freedoms.
Here are the concepts of the 14 bronze plaques that are in the Park! To see the entire plaque click on each picture or go to Preview.
Bricks may be purchased to honor any U.S. Veteran (both past and presently serving) for any war or conflict, regardless of where they were born, lived, or are now living, for $125.00. Anyone can purchase bricks but the name on the brick must be a VETERAN. Families will be kept together on the “Walk of Honor”. The one requirement is if there is a reference to a Bronze Star, Silver Star, Purple Heart, or Medal of Honor, the applicant must include a DD-214 to avoid Stolen Honor. The bricks are from Brick Markers of West Palm Beach, FL and are printed with the latest laser machine and will border the “Walk of Honor” across the top of the levee at the north end of the park. Mail your brick form and your check or money order made payable to DeSoto Veterans Park Association, Inc. and mail to the address on the form or pay by using the PayPal Donation Button and include the Confirmation # on the “Unit Price” line on the brick form and mail to the same address. We receive an email from PayPal informing us of the “donation” with the pertinent information and can confirm your order with the Confirmation # on the PayPal notification. 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
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.
Lynn Spencer, A2H Engineers
H.O.G. Chapter 3478, Southaven, MS.
Anderson-Jordan Det.-Marine Corp. League, Horn Lake, MS.
Tom Long, Southaven, MS.
Landers Auto Group, Southaven, MS.
A & B Distributors, Olive Branch, MS.
Rolling Thunder MS. Chapter #2, Horn Lake MS.
U.S. Military Vets MC, Southaven, MS.
Gracie Dunavent, Hernando, MS.
William, Pitts & Beard PLLC, Hernando, MS.
City of Southaven, MS.
Southaven Chamber of Commerce
DeSoto County Board of Supervisors
DeSoto County CVB
DeSoto County Tourism
Lowes of Southaven
Titan Fence, Hernando, MS.
Jamieson Fence Supply, Memphis, TN.
Sunrise Builders Supply, Horn Lake, MS.
KDM Custom Coatings Inc., Tupelo, MS.
Sherwin Williams, Southaven, MS.
CMH Services, Southaven, MS.
Metal Tech Fabricators, Tunica, MS.
HHIC Commercial Coatings, Southaven, MS.
To get a preview of some of the plaques: >click here.