Memorial Park - Winfield, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 14.404 W 096° 59.568
14S E 678039 N 4123391
Quick Description: Dedicated in 1925
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 3/17/2015 4:56:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMNH8H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 0

Long Description:

County of Memorial: Cowley County
Location of Memorial: 9th Ave. & Fuller St., Winfield
Dedicated November 11, 1925

"Memorial Park can be found right in the heart of Winfield, just a few blocks East of Main Street. It shares a corner with the historic Winfield Fire Station and the Cowley County Courthouse. The park features an obelisk standing tall in the center, dedicated in memory of the soldiers of American wars. To the West is a replica of the Vietnam War Memorial honoring the 777 soldiers and nurses from Kansas that were lost during the Vietnam War.

"Memorial Park was dedicated on November 11, 1925 after five years of planning and construction to the then Robinson Block. The ceremony consisted of the Armistice Day Parade of veterans leading to the park followed by the citizens of Winfield. Music was provided by the Winfield Band and quartets from the Legion and Southwestern College. An excerpt follows of the dedication address, delivered by World War veteran Attorney Georg Mcdermott:

The men of earlier wars, to whom this memorial is dedicated, have done their part. As far as it is dedicated to us, let us accept in the name of God, of country and of freedom. Let us keep faith with the comrades who sleep at the foot of Bunker Hill, with those who lie in Chickamauga Park, with those who rest in Flanders Fields. Let us carry on the end, that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall no perish from the earth. ~ Find It! Winfield

Name: Memorial Park

Street Location: 9th Ave. & Fuller St.

Local Municipality: Winfield

State/Province, etc.: Kansas

Country: United States

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: Huge obelisk for Older wars, Huge Vietnam Memorial Wall, and seveal othe including a dedicate tree to George Washington

Date Established: November 11, 1925

Picnic Facilities: None

Recreational Facilities:
Sidewalks around and criss-cross through for walking or jogging

Monuments/Statues: Older Wars Obelisk

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): None

Fountains: None

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: None

Special Events: Not listed

Traditional Geocaches: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
One photo of the park that is a different view from the one on the page, and give the date and description your visit.

Add any additional information that you may have about this park. A GPSr photo is NOT required.
Search for... Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Municipal Parks and Plazas
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
There are no logs for this waymark yet.