Women Veterans Memorial

Okaloosa County Women Veterans Memorial

On November 11, 2021, Okaloosa County will celebrate the unveiling of the Women Veterans Monuments, honoring women who have served and made significant contributions in the U.S. Military throughout history. VIEW PUBLIC INVITATION HERE The monuments will be placed along the walking trail of the 17.5-acre Veterans' Park at 1300 Miracle Strip Parkway on Okaloosa Island.

The park features eight statues in honor of women who have given so much for our country. Home to native wildlife and vegetation the park is situated on the Choctawhatchee Bay coastline and pays homage to the military which has played an integral role in sculpting our community. Second only to Washington, D.C., Florida is home to one of the largest populations of women veterans in the nation. What's makes this memorial one-of-a-kind is that all of the statues memorialize women who have served throughout history.

Visitors will arrive at a dedication plaza, where a path will encircle a flying US flag, a POW-MIA flag, Florida, and county flags. Military and Coast Guard flags will fly from poles on the perimeter. The first statue guests will encounter is representative of Revolutionary War hero Margaret Corbin. The journey will continue throughout the trail where visitors will experience the additional women memorialized by statues chosen by the Women's Veteran Memorial Advisory Committee and approved by the Board of County Commissioners. The memorial includes 1,700 liner ft. of ADA accessible paved sidewalks and wooden boardwalks. Additional features include an honor wall, benches, landscaping and lighting. 

More about Veterans' Park

The Women Veterans Memorial includes a dedication plaza, ADA sidewalks, parking, landscape with irrigation and eight life-size bronze statues, funded entirely from Okaloosa County Tourism Development. A Living Shoreline, funded by a RESTORE grant, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and matching funds from Tourism Development, will be constructed to protect 2,200 linear feet of shoreline by reducing the impact of wave energy and providing an oyster habitat, a seagrass recruitment area and a salt marsh shelf. There is a boardwalk planned, along with an education component and post-construction monitoring.  CLICK HERE FOR MEDIA FILES