Many of our Veterans put their lives in harms way and in too many cases, died in the line of duty while protecting our individual freedoms and securing the sovereignty of our nation. The Veterans Memorial Park was built to honor and thank our Veterans for the sacrifices they make on our nations behalf. This Memorial includes plaques, monuments and military hardware but it also offers several educational components. The Veterans Memorial Park was designed specifically to incorporate educational components in order to enlighten visitors of all ages. These components include the 50 U.S. State flags, the sequence and dates they entered into the Union, plus their respected State Capitols. The VMP also includes a definitive time line of U.S. wars that serves to enhance our understanding of each military branch and the roles each have played throughout our nation's history.