Goal Completion Date:  November 2015

Global War on Terrorism Freedom Memorial

Global War on Terrorism Freedom Memorial

New Memorial to Honor Florida's Fallen Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom Veterans Approved

At a recent City Commission meeting Lakeland Police Sergeant James Ring, a Chief Warrant Officer II with the U.S. Army Reserve, and Melissa Sanchez, founder of Warrior Walk Lakeland gave a short presentation on a proposed Global War on Terrorism Freedom Memorial to be built in Lakeland's Veterans Park. The memorial will incorporate symbols of 9-11 including a foundation shaped like the Pentagon, a sculpture outlining the silhouette of the twin towers and a grass area representing the Shanksville Pennsylvania field in the background.

Construction for memorial is estimated to cost $31,340 and will be funded through community fundraising efforts. The Commission unanimously approved this joint venture with the Polk County Veterans Council and Furr & Wegman Architects, P. A. The completed memorial is scheduled to open on Veterans Day later this year.

If you would like to support this project, you can send your donation to:


GiveWell Community Foundation
c/o Warrior Walk
1501 South Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33803

Or to give online go to http://www.givecf.org/