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July 13, 2018

Hello Everyone!

Brick order #3 is at the carrier’s Memphis hub and I just received a call from said carrier stating our order will be delivered to the park Mon. the 16th.  I will contact Mr. Loveberry and inform him and hopefully get an idea as to when he can place them on the “Walk of Honor.”  I’ll keep you posted.  God Bless to All!!

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July 6, 2018

Hello Everyone!

Hope all had a great 4th of July, remembered and honored our Veterans and celebrated the 242nd birthday of our wonderful county.  Wanted to update all on the last brick order.  I heard from my contact at the brick company and she did confirm they begin engraving brick order #3 on Mon. July 2nd as she had previously stated.  She also told me to contact her Mon. July 9th for shipping information.  I will then contact our brick layer, Mr. Loveberry, to see what his schedule is and get a date as to when he can place the order on the “Walk of Honor.”  I’ll keep you posted.

On another note, here’s an update on the proposed pavilion.  The updated architectural concept is beautiful, and we received approval last month. We will concentrate on the pavilion this year and possibly a museum next year.  I’ll keep you posted on this as well.  In the meantime, check out the 4 newly stained picnic tables that are in the park, they look beautiful!  God Bless to All!!

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March 7, 2018

Hello Everyone!

We received the architectural concepts for a pavilion and a museum we mentioned in our Feb.7th post and they are beautiful!!!   A slight conceptual change was requested by the CVB Board and the initial location for the pavilion was moved due to space limitation, however, it appears there will still be room for both the museum and pavilion.  We’ll keep you all posted.  God Bless to All!!

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February 7, 2018 ·

Hi Everyone!

We have some wonderful news!!  We are awaiting the final architectural concepts for a pavilion and a museum.  Both being placed in the park will, of course, be dependent on the room that is available.  We are really excited and will keep you posted as things progress!!!  God Bless to All!!

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Jan. 11, 2018

Hello Everyone!

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!!

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December 31, 2017

Hello Everyone!

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!!

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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.

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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 emblems 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.  To get a preview of the plaques: >click here.

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.   You can also use the PayPal Donation Button and include the Confirmation # on the “Unit Price” line on the brick form and mail to the same address or email the form to dmoore1776@aol.com.  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

For information on SPONSORSHIP, please click here.