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Memorial Day 2013 and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial — Tampa

27 May 2013

Memorial Day 2013

Vietnam Veterans Memorial — Tampa

27º 58′ 30″ N / 82º 21′ 51″ W

— photo by Joseph May

A more modern monument than the Vietnam War in bronze and red granite — photo by Joseph May

This park is located on the east side in Tampa FL on the northwest corner of  the intersection of U.S. Hwy 301 and the Tampa Bypass Canal — just a bit south of Martin Luther King Blvd. This park has a museum as well as a huge amount of outdoor space for walking, pondering and enjoying the fresh air. There are military vehicles on display aside from the plaza where two Vietnam War era helicopters — a Huey and a Cobra — sit astride two highly polished etched granite monuments

— photo by Joseph May

Bell UH-1 Iroquois “Huey” sits on what looks to be a hurricane proof stand — photo by Joseph May

— photo by Joseph May

The Vietnam Women’s Memorial etched in granite (the actual memorial is in Washington DC) — photo by Joseph May

— photo by Joseph May

Etched granite panels which hold a collage of Vietnam War memories — photo by Joseph May

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Bell AH-1 Cobra on a stand in the main plaza of the park — photo by Joseph May

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