Veterans Memorial Plaza Design Concept
Community Feedback Requested!
The newly completed Veterans Gateway at the Washington County Fairgrounds eventually will serve as a passage to the Memorial Plaza, a dedicated space to honor Washington County veterans.
Design Concept: "Taps" is typically played by bugle at memorial services for our veterans from all branches of service and is a solemn and reflective moment. The placement of a single bronzed bugle in the center of the Lower Plaza, together with the American flag, is a symbolic tribute to our veterans. A series of granite insets will be placed in a radial pattern to create a Conflict Timeline, starting with the Revolutionary War up to our current conflicts.
The Lower Plaza, along the western edge and two feet lower than the main level, allows pedestrians to pass by without having to travel through, leaving the Lower Plaza for those wanting to take time to reflect. A series of six-foot-high curving granite walls forms the far western edge. The front of the walls will be engraved (community input sought on inscriptions); the back of the walls will be dedicated to the branches of service. Behind the walls is the Walk of Honor, framed by the walls and a grassy area to create a soft and quiet path for reflection. Flags for the six branches line the Walk, and benches are placed for reflection.
We want your feedback! Please fill out our brief questionnaire if you would like to provide your feedback on the design. The form will open in a new window so you can refer back and forth to the description and photos on this page. All responses are anonymous and confidential.
Special thanks to LRS Architects for donating their services for the design concept.