National Veterans Freedom Park, Cary
NVFP Foundation, Unspecified
Howard Meehan, Designer
The National Veterans Freedom Park is a proposed memorial for past and future veterans who have served in all branches of the U.S. military, and in every war. The park is intended to act as a site to honor those veterans and to educate the public concerning their sacrifice. In 2007, NVFP received nonprofit status from the IRS. Creation of the park was the original goal of the foundation.
According to the NVFP website, "proposed elements include an iconic monument designed by Howard Meehan, a parade ground, education center and art gallery, an historical walkway, amphitheater, nondenominational chapel, and very special art pieces by Lawrence Noble telling the story of the veterans life journey."
IN HONOR AND MEMORY OF ALL VETERANS
City of Cary, NC
July 1, 2003
35.820490 , -78.771940
"A Vision and Plan for a World Class Testament to Our Veterans," The National Veterans Freedom Park (accessed July 8, 2011) Link
"National Veterans Freedom Park Project," Town of Cary, (accessed June 25, 2012) Link
"The National Veterans Freedom Park," National Veterans Freedom Park, (accessed June 25, 2012) Link
SAS Institute; The Town of Cary; The NVFP Committee is currently asking for monthly donations from local residents to fund the construction of this monument.
The Park will be located on a 11-acre stretch of land on the northwest corner of Harrison Avenue and Cary Parkway.
SAS Institute and the Town of Cary are collaborating on this project. As the Town of Cary explains, "SAS Institute proposed that in return for the Town of Cary accepting and agreeing to designate the eleven acres as a Town of Cary park, SAS Institute would provide funding for the design and construction of a monument within the park. On February 11, 2010, the Cary Town Council directed staff to investigate the requirements and costs associated with this proposal." Public meetings are also being held throughout the duration of the project so that Cary residents can provide input.