Dedication, performance — a true patriotic treat

Dedication, performance — a true patriotic treat
Memorial Park was aglow just before dusk, as the sunset hues lingered over “Life”, the sculpture that sits center stage in the Olmsted-designed park.

As the sound of patriotism bellowed through the twilight, locals were treated to the sound of horns, woodwinds, drums and songs dedicated to the American tradition. The special evening was hosted by the Memorial Park Association alongside the Navy Band Southeast on the eve of Veteran’s Day in Riverside’s Memorial Park.

Tim Tyler, with Anne Kelley and Junebug, and Susan Ober

Tim Tyler, with Anne Kelley and Junebug, and Susan Ober

 

As the band performed for hundreds of local residents, patriotic music and other traditional songs. The occasion couldn’t have been more fitting of a tribute to Florida veterans, those who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War I. The statue and memorial in the park was dedicated to the 1,220 military personnel who lost their lives in battle.

Kayla Creasy, US Navy 1st Class MU1 (Trumpet) Kevin Creasy, Andrea and Kevin Creasy

Kayla Creasy, US Navy 1st Class MU1 (Trumpet) Kevin Creasy, Andrea and Kevin Creasy

 

 

 

 

“Life,” the sculpture also referred to as “Winged Glory,” stood watch over the crowd as a festive group cheered on the musicians. The park, an Olmsted design, has been providing a backdrop for events and occasions and continues to reign as one of Jacksonville’s most poignant patriotic landmarks. For more information about Memorial Park visit memparkjax.org.

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