Veteran’s Memorial Park – Falls City, Nebraska - Atlas Obscura

Falls City, Nebraska

Veteran’s Memorial Park

Much like any other small town park dedicated to those that served during peace and wartime for the United States military, this park displays a couple of different retired weapons, and other items to represent various branches of the military.

A ship’s anchor represents the Marines, Navy and Coast Guard, a B-17 bomber prop to represent the Air Force and Air National Guard, along with a tank and Howitzer represent the Army and National Guard. The tank is the one oddity in the whole bunch, aimed directly at a house on the opposite corner; one has to wonder if there is a purpose behind this orientation. 

The park was created by a former mayor, Marshall Maddox, a Vietnam combat veteran. It is paved with memorial bricks for our service men and women. As well, there is a very nice picnic shelter. 

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