Marine Aviation Tower Arrives In Escambia County

August 16, 2012

A motorcade with the Marine Aviation Memorial Tower traveled through North Escambia Thursday afternoon.

The 30-foot tall steel  tower, commemorating 100 years of Marine Aviation and honoring all Marine aviators, arrived later at the Veterans Memorial Park in Pensacola. It will be dedicated during a ceremony Sunday at 11 a.m.

The motorcade  included about 100 members of the Patriot Guard.

Pictured top: The Marine Aviation Memorial Tower speeds past the McDavid Mini Mart Thursday afternoon. Pictured inset and below: The tower was accompanied by the Patriot Guard as it rolled through McDavid under stormy skies. photos, click to enlarge. Pictured bottom: A rendering of the tower in place at the Veterans Memorial Park in Pensacola.


12 Responses to “Marine Aviation Tower Arrives In Escambia County”

  1. Craig Bond on March 27th, 2019 8:12 pm

    I furnished the truck and trailer to deliver the tower my brother was a marine fighter pilot his name is one of the plaques Captain Floyd W Bond

  2. Ken Tuck on June 11th, 2014 5:28 pm

    Was proud to help escort this through Kentucky a few years ago. Saw it in its finished position today. Great job on the memorial.

  3. Leatherneck on August 19th, 2012 5:35 pm

    Well, that’s nice. I may have to visit and drop a tear for brothers departed.


  4. Cliff on August 18th, 2012 10:31 am

    That is AWESOME. (Bows head with hand over heart)

  5. Violin on August 17th, 2012 4:54 pm

    Hey, They’res my Dad!! And the tower is amazing and beautiful!!

  6. AlabamaChick on August 17th, 2012 12:15 pm

    SO glad the clock made it safe and sound. And now that I look again there’s my favortie uncle :)

  7. Doug on August 17th, 2012 10:21 am

    @Mikey… Check out the link below. The City of Pensacola owns the property at Veterans Memorial Park, but The Wall South Foundation is responsible for maintenance and upkeep. Peace.

  8. Mikey on August 16th, 2012 9:05 pm

    Neat. Now, who pays for the perpetual upkeep?

  9. j on August 16th, 2012 3:10 pm

    Its 3:09 and it just past Food Giant. What a sight with motorcycles!

  10. William on August 16th, 2012 1:04 pm

    >>>Please fix the clocks picture on the front page of the website. Having it turned 90 degrees clockwise isn’t nice.

    But that’s exactly how the clock is traveling. It’s not traveling in a 30-foot upright position. As soon as we get a “real” picture of it on the road, it will be in that same position.

  11. William2 on August 16th, 2012 12:33 pm

    Please fix the clocks picture on the front page of the website. Having it turned 90 degrees clockwise isn’t nice.

  12. Ben Thar on August 16th, 2012 12:21 pm

    That’s a pretty good rendering. It made me wonder why they took that thing down and were driving it around the area.