Veteran Roadside Parks

As we made our journey south, we saw some things that caught our eye. The first one we came to, we noticed while stopped at a red light in McRae, GA. I looked over and saw the Statue of Liberty! Of course, who wouldn’t try to find a spot to pull over their 28 ft trailer for that! There was a large area for parking on the side of the road, so we didn’t have to worry about backing in anywhere. During the day might have been a different story, but we were there around midnight. (We like to do our traveling when there is less traffic). It turns out the Statue was a memorial for the city’s hometown veterans. There was a monument for a marine from there who had won the metal of honor and one with the names of all the ones who died from that county (Telfair), in the last 5 wars.  It was a nice little roadside memorial to see.

The next place we came across was in Alma, GA. We were driving along and saw this huge helicopter suspended in the air on a pole. We had to turn around and go see if it was real. We were able to park our rig in the Wendy’s parking lot across the street from it. They had a pavilion set up for their vets and a nice monument wall. The helicopter was what caught our eye, but the little park was very nice to see. The monument was for veterans of Bacon County from WW I to Vietnam. It was certainly a nice thing to see.

When we arrived on Anastasia Island, we notice a couple of blocks away was a sculpture garden. It was within walking distance, so we went to check it out. It is a memorial garden for the veterans. There are several sculptures and many labels for plants and trees that were plants in honor of veterans from the area. (some in memory of). The park is beside a little lake and you can walk out on a very nice little dock area there. The lake has several breed of turtles and jumping carp in it. Those were fun to watch! The sculptures are done very well. It was like a small art in the park exhibit. It was a good walk and nice to see. We would recommend you stopping at any of these memorials to pay your respects or to just check out their beauty.

These little gems were taken on the walk to the beach from the Lakeside Park. The beach is just a 10 minute walk from there.

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