Dedicated: September 2010
Designed by: Jocelyn Ball-Edson
Description: At the north end of the site a polished granite monument commemorates the service of black veterans throughout United States history. At the south end of the site, above the retaining wall of The Terrace, a large U.S. flag flies atop a 50’ pole set in a granite base.
A wide sidewalk down the center of the block links the monument to the flagpole and is lined with benches and ornamental lights. This plaza space is flanked on each side with a row of oak trees, the U.S. national tree.
In the middle of the walk a 4’-wide panel will be filled out with dedicatory granite pavers, etched with the names of veterans and/or military units. These pavers are available for purchase to assist with the maintenance of the Plaza as well as offering veterans, friends, families and organizations the opportunity to honor the soldiers who fought valiantly for our nation.
Polished granite pavers with etched lettering are offered in two sizes:
6″ x 12″ Paver, Maximum 21 letters and spaces on each line 3 lines maximum
12″ x 12″ Paver, Maximum 21 letters and spaces on each line 4 lines maximum
For more information, call 816-513-7500. Get the Black Veterans Memorial Brochure NOW!