WWII Memorials and Sites of Interest

Discover the active role played by Floridians and Florida's military installations during WWII.  Honor a veteran or discover a significant place by visiting one of these sites of interest or memorials.

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Florida Caverns State Park

The Florida Caverns State Park is one of the few state parks with dry, air-filled caves and is the only state park in Florida to offer cave tours to the public. The cave has dazzling... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Jackson

City: Marianna

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Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973, Florida's southernmost state park is popular for recreation, as well as U.S. military history. The fort was one of a series built in... Read More

Region: South

County: Monroe

City: Key West

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The British Plot- Oak Ridge Cemetery

Embry-Riddle developed two air fields--Carlstrom and Dorr--near Arcadia, Florida, to train pilots before the U.S. entered World War II. Many Royal Air Force cadets attended basic training... Read More

Region: South

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Veterans Memorial Park

This beautiful 1-acre park is a tribute to various branches of the military. Veterans Memorial Park includes a Vietnam Veterans wall, WWII Memorial, Korean Memorial and Purple Heart... Read More

Region: Central

County: St. Lucie

City: Port St. Lucie

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Monument to Servicemen of DeSoto County Fallen in WW II

The Peace River Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans and the Disable American Veterans Auxiliary sponsored a monument in front of the DeSoto County Court House listing the names... Read More

Region: South

City: Arcadia

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No. 5 British Flying Training School Association Painting

This painting hangs in the City of Arcadia's Margaret Way building with the following dedication: "We, the members of No. 5 British Flying Training School Association, commissioned... Read More

Region: South

City: Arcadia

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Florida's World War II Monument

Florida's World War II Memorial is a unique, multifaceted living Memorial. The components include: a World War II exhibit in the Museum of Florida History; a website filled with historical... Read More

Region: Northwest

County: Leon

City: Tallahassee

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Buckingham Trails Preserve

Buckingham Trails Preserve is located east of Fort Myers and it provides a newly built parking area and trail system totaling more than 7 miles. There are 2.3 miles of hiking trails... Read More

Region: South

County: Lee

City: Fort Myers

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