Weldon Springs

Monday, June 29, 2009

Last week, I set traps up at Weldon Springs State Park. I'd never been there before, but had heard a lot of great things about the park.

It definitely did not let me down. Its a beautiful area with lots of trails for hiking and some great fishing spots. There's a campground and the lake also has paddle boats you can take out. One of the things its most well known for however, is its memorial called Veteran's Point.

There were a few visitors when I was there and I didn't get a great photo of part of the memorial, but here are a few notes about this beautiful site:
  • Veterans Point honors all veterans for the sacrifices they have made, are making, and will make in order to secure our freedom.
  • Twenty tons of granite honor and memorialize fourteen hundred veterans from at lest twenty-four states. A footing along the Veterans Point walkway accomodates the addition of memorials in perpetuity.
  • Fifty "Flags of Freedom" are flown on Memorial Day, July 4, Flag Day, Labor Day, Patriots Day, Veterand Day and Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
  • "Freedom is not free" is inscribed on the base of the sculpture created by Marianne Caroselli of Fair Oaks, Texas.
  • At a cost of more than $150,000, Veterans Point was completed after four years of planning and construction.
  • Black granite recognizes supporters of Veterans Point in honor or memory of loved ones.
  • Sincere gratitude is due those who sacrificed in many different ways to make Veterans Point a reality as an enduring tribute to all veterans for all time.


Melissa said...

Very neat!

lisa said...

Nice shot and the park with the bridge and creek looks very peaceful. Memorial was nice also!!