Veterans Memorial Park and Museum Highlights

Displays at Veterans Memorial Park & Museum inspire reflection on the sacrifices of men and women who served the United States in times of conflict, and of their families and friends at home.

The Hillsborough County parcel on U.S. 301, beside the Tampa Bypass Canal, features statues and tributes, including those that commemorate past and current warriors from the Seminole Wars through the War in Afghanistan. Each exhibit honors those who set aside families, careers, and dreams to do their part.

The park's displays tell part of the story. Participants in the campaigns, whether serving overseas or stateside, have their own recollections of America's wars.

In this presentation, we introduce soldiers, sailors, and airmen from some of the conflicts. In coming months, more Veterans from Hillsborough County will appear in this virtual tribute of written accounts, photographs, and videos, to tell about their experiences in uniform, and to reflect.

Aerial Video of Memorials

Mark Goujon

"We Owe It to Our Fallen to Live Life to the Fullest"

November 8, 2019
When Mark Goujon was coming home after a nine-month deployment in Iraq with the U.S. Air Force, he...
Pvt. Lance Ham

Former U.S. Army Chopper Pilot Keeps Busy

May 31, 2018
If the whup-whup-whup of helicopter blades was the soundtrack of the Vietnam War, Lance Ham was...
Marty Sullivan

Fighting for the Very Foundation of Freedom

March 14, 2023
A teenage moment of summer boredom turned into a life-changing event for Marty Sullivan. Sullivan...
Chambers Portrait_NR

"We Saved the World"

March 14, 2023
Even after 70 years, Ray Chambers clearly saw Mount Suribachi as it appeared on the horizon from...