Fort Lewis, Wash. – Fort Lewis will honor Soldiers and other Service members who have died in the Global War on Terror when it dedicates Memorial Park Thursday, July 16, at 1 p.m.
Memorial Park is on 4.1 acres near the Cascade Community Center, and will provide a quiet, peaceful, centralized setting to visit unit memorials honoring fallen Soldiers.
The park is designed to hold 17 memorials. At the time of the park’s dedication, it will be the site of two memorials:
- 1st Stryker Brigade, 25th Infantry Division memorial, dedicated Oct. 27, 2005, and moved from its previous location at the Fort Lewis Museum.
- 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division memorial, to be dedicated in a private unit ceremony earlier that morning.
Other units may relocate existing memorials to the park, and all future unit statues or memorials will be placed in this area.
Memorial Park is located adjacent to the future site of Reflection Park, a planned six-acre, privately-funded, project to memorialize fallen Service members from the State of Washington from WWI through the present day.