Giving a Hand at Veterans Memorial Park


Giving a Hand at Veterans Memorial Park

Posted on 2011-10-12 by Kyle Thornton, P.E.

On Veteran’s Day – November 11, 2011 the Vietnam Veterans of America along with Hillsborough County will dedicate the new Hillsborough County Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial at the newly renovated Hillsborough County Veteran’s Park. Genesis Group donated Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture services for the Vietnam Memorial.

Vietnam Memorial Concept Plan

The memorial will consist of two refurbished Vietnam era combat helicopters mounted above memorial pedestals. The pedestals will include etched granite tiles with the names and faces of various Vietnam veterans and are available for purchase. The floor of the memorial will be brick pavers with names and messages etched into them, also available for purchase. Central to the memorial will be a free standing “Vietnam wall” with all of the names of those lost in Vietnam from Hillsborough County. The memorial will also contain a statue and plaque honoring the nurses that were lost in the war. Purchases of bricks and plaques are available on the Hillsborough County Veteran’s Memorial Website.

For additional information, please contact:

Kyle Thornton, P.E.
Project Manager
3910 US Highway 301 North, Suite 140
Tampa, Florida 33619
(813) 620-4500
(813) 620-4980 Fax