On one of my trips to Wib’s BBQ, I finally stopped to visit the Brookside Park Memorial to Veterans of All Wars, sponsored by the Jackson Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10495 and the American Legion and their auxiliaries.
If I had been thinking, I’d have queued this up to run on December 7 to remember Pearl Harbor.
In a way, though, it is fitting that it didn’t run on that date. Since we have men and women in harms way all over the world every day, it’s appropriate not to pick a “special” day to recognize them and their families. We should remember them EVERY day.
I’ll break the photos into galleries by conflict. Click on the photos to make them larger, then use your arrow keys to move through the images.
I have to admit I’m a little confused at how the names were selected. I tried to cross reference some with The Missourian’s book, Heartland Heroes – A Tribute to Korean and Vietnam Veterans, and found names on the memorial wall that weren’t in the book and vice versa.
Approach to memorial
Revolutionary through Civil War
World War I
World War II
Panorama of Memorial Wall
This is a panorama created from six individual frames merged into one image by Photoshop. A couple of frames didn’t match up exactly, but it will give you a feeling for the overall scope of the memorial.
Let’s hope it doesn’t need to be expanded any time soon.
7 Replies to “Brookside War Memorial”
As an active duty military mom for 9 years, I thank you for this post and your beautiful statement regarding our remembrance of our women and men in service “every day.” I appreciate you.
Did not realize how many from Central and my class were lost in Vietnam. Thank you for posting.
The name weren’t selected, rather a family could pay to have their loved ones name engraved on the monument.
The memorial was a long time dream of Gwyn Winningham and I am proud to say that my husband was the architect on the project.
Gwyn was my great aunt….any more details about her or how the project came to completion would be greatly appreciated
Kimberly Winningham Kraemer
I would like to get my dads name on the wall he was in korean war. Who do i contact and about how much would it cost
You might try contacting either the Jackson VFW or the American Legion.
The Legion is located at 319 North High Street in Jackson. The phone number is 573-243-1366.
Thanks! I’ll give that a try