Generation after generation, Americans have stepped forward to fight for freedom and defend our liberties. As a community, we've come together to create Siouxland Freedom Park to honor the values of those who have served so valiantly in the past, all who serve today and the young men and women who will courageously follow in their footsteps in the future.
In the heart of Siouxland along the banks of the Missouri River, are the 55 acres of land chosen to become Freedom Park. Located not far from where nearly 12,000 visitors experienced The Wall That Heals in 2007, Freedom Park will be just across the water from the well-known Floyd Monument, in full view on the river's bluff.
Permanent Half-scale Replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Designed and built to closely replicate the experience of The Wall in Washington, D.C. this memorial will bring the healing experience of one of our country's most unique memorials to the Midwest, making it accessible for visitors from around the country who might not otherwise experience its powerful legacy.
Pentagon-shaped Interpretive Center
The center will house memorabilia illustrating the role of each branch of the military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines Corps and Coast Guard - and provide space for ceremonies, display of items left at The Wall and other traveling exhibits.
Laser Light Amphitheater
An innovative, multi-use outdoor presentation space used to celebrate freedom and honor our local service men and women.
Family-friendly Leisure Space
An area designed to enjoy the gift of freedom that will include a community building, playground, children's splash park and ice skating arena that will provide for a variety of types of gatherings, picnics and activities.
John Douangdara Memorial War Dog Park
Incorporated into a five-acre dog park, this memorial will pay tribute to the devoted four-legged companions whose dedication to their masters was unparalleled in combat.
Leading visitors throughout the park to each feature and to quiet areas for rest and contemplation these walking trails will also connect to the current Siouxland Trails system.
Additional memorials replicating the Korean War, World War II and other monuments on the National Mall will combine with the existing Floyd Monument and initial Freedom Park structures to offer a smaller scale, Midwest version of the many famous memorials located on the National Mall.