North Escambia Memorials Honor Those That Served

May 31, 2010

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People across North Escambia and the country paused Monday to remember the brave men and women that have served our country today as we celebrated Memorial Day.

In North Escambia, there are memorials that honor those that have service in the military:

Walnut Hill

The largest such memorial in the North Escambia area, the Veteran’s Honor Wall has stood in front of the Walnut Hill Community Center since its dedication in 2003. There are about 300 names on the wall, including 13 names of soldiers killed in action. The wall honors those from the Walnut Hill area that have served in the nation’s military.

The Walnut Hill Veterans Wall is located in front of the Walnut Hill Community Center at 7850 Highway 97.

Century

About 30 of those that served from the Century area are honored on the Century Veteran’s Wall of Honor at Century’s Roadside Park on Highway 29.

Barrineau Park

The Wall of Honor inside the Barrineau Park Community Center  honors over 100 people that have served in the military. The wall was a project of the Barrineau Park Historical Society.

Pictured above: The names of those killed in action on the Walnut Hill Veterans Wall. Pictured below: The Wall of Honor inside the Barrineau Park Community Center. NorthEsambia.com file photos, click to enlarge.

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2 Responses to “North Escambia Memorials Honor Those That Served”

  1. mph on May 31st, 2010 9:42 am

    God Bless them all and may the Peace of the Lord be with their families. Brave young men and women willing to fight and die for our freedom and Country. we all need to thank all who serve and honor them. Whether we agree or disagree with these wars, these young men and women deserve our respect and support. My children have also served an two still are, so these are not just empty words but words truly from the heart. Thank you.

  2. Gerri Mcdonald on May 31st, 2010 7:46 am

    Does anyone know for certain how the names family members who; attended Ernest Ward School, are from the Walnut Hill community and served in the Military can have their names added to the Walnut Hill Memorial. I have submitted the required information to two different individuals and understand that the Memorial is updated once per year, but both have been over a year.

    Thanks William





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