War Memorials & Museums
Korean War Memorial
Florida’s Korean War Veterans’ Memorial symbolically represents the celebration of life through Florida’s participants who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial
The memorial itself consists of two granite columns with the American flag suspended between them. On the columns are engraved the names of 1,942 Vietnam War dead and 83 men listed as missing in action.
Florida WWII Veterans’ Memorial
The theme of Florida’s WWII Memorial will be to preserve the indomitable spirit, exceptional commitment, and willing sacrifices for generations to come. Florida is what it is today because of the efforts not only of the veterans, but those who stayed behind to support them. The infrastructure of the state - the road network, the defense establishment, and many of our factories and businesses - exist today because of that time. It is appropriate then that the Memorial encompass and include the entire state, not just those who can visit the state capital. It must be enduring. Because we are losing 1,000 WWII veterans nationwide each day, the Memorial will serve to educate future generations as to the historical value of the war and the sacrifices of its participants.
French World War II Monument
Following the Allied victory over Germany in 1945, and gifts of food to French citizens by generous Americans in 1948, the French responded with forty-nine rail cars of gifts, one for each state and Washington, D.C. This monument, actually a marker from “Liberty Way” road, was included in the Florida car received on February 11, 1949, by Governor Fuller Warren. Inscribed on one side of the monument is “Merci aux soldats et au people Americans.” Never erected at the Capital, the American Legion Post dedicated this marker at this location in 1998.
Florida’s Medal of Honor Wall
The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States. Generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States of America in the name of Congress, it is often called the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Leon County WWII Memorial
The dream of a group of citizens to see a World War II memorial in Tallahassee came true Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001 when the memorial was dedicated and unveiled at the Leon County Courthouse. The bronze sculpture of a World War II veteran is the work of local artist, Sandy Proctor.