Things are going well, money is coming in, however not enough to meet the original opening date of Veterans Day, Nov. 11th, 2016 and for that we apologize. We simply don’t have the money needed to fulfill the down payment requirement for the monuments to be made and set in time to meet said deadline. We will open the park just not on Veterans Day 2016. We do not have a definitive date yet, but whenever that date is, it will be a great day to honor our Veterans. Due to the change of the opening date we will also be extending the deadline for the brick orders. We will, of course, post said date’s as soon as we know so keep those brick orders coming in so you will be assured of having the brick for the Veteran you are honoring down for the opening. Thanks so much everyone and God Bless!!
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.
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 monument dedicated to all Veterans, 12 individual monuments, one for each war or conflict, 6 bronze plaques and flags representing each branch of the military, a Walk of Honor, The POW/MIA chair and a monument 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 of the proposed monuments for the Park:
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. Make check or money order payable to DeSoto Veterans Park Association, Inc. and mail to P.O. Box 2118, Southaven, MS. 38671. 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
SMC Lighting Supply, Memphis, TN.
Dabbs Gun & Pawn, 7957 Hwy. 51 N, Southaven, MS.
Memphis Stone & Gravel
Desoto Ready Mix
H.O.G. Chapter 3478, Southaven, MS
Rolling Thunder – MS Chapter 2
Unified Waste Systems
Here’s another exciting fundraiser! Donate and get a chance to win the PATRIOT PACK! You can see the rifle AND purchase tickets at Dabbs Gun & Pawn, 7957 Hwy. 51 N., Southaven, MS. The Patriot Pack also includes 300 rounds of ammo, a gun cleaning kit, and a U.S. Flag & Flagpole combination. ALL PROCEEDS go directly to the Desoto County Veterans Park construction fund. Click on the picture below.
To get a preview of some of the proposed monuments, designed especially for this unique Veterans Park, by Mr. Paul West, of West Memorials, click here.