From the soils of North Carolina, you left your families and homes with purpose to serve your Country.... The people of North Carolina Honor your service and welcome you home.
The North Carolina Veterans Park (NCVP) follows two themes: The first is a "Veteran's Journey: life before, during, and after service." The second is rebirth and healing. NCVP was designed for reflection and celebration with bold, unique, and captivating exhibits. This 21st century park is a place where veterans can gather..., and where every visitor can share the moving tribute of a grateful state, honoring those to whom our nation owes its freedom.
NCVP is complete with a Visitors Center, which includes a Service Ribbon Wall made of fused glass, representing every service medal awarded since the Civil War, as well as a unique chandelier made from 33,500 "dog tags" (service member identification tags). There also is an interactive globe that allows you to pinpoint a location and learn about the heroic events that happened there.
Outside the NCVP Visitors Center is the North Carolina Soils Wall, built with soil collected from the state's 100 counties. Native soils from North Carolina are featured and used throughout the park. The Community Lawn area features the Story Garden, which is an interactive structure where you can listen to touching personal accounts of veterans' military experiences and their lives today.
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Closed Mondays. Open to the Public.
Next Stop:Freedom Memorial Park is located across the street from the North Carolina Veterans Park and the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, at the corner of Hay Street and Bragg Blvd. Exit the museum parking lot and turn left on Bragg Blvd. Parking lot is on your right.