Was held on:
SE 23rd Terrace, Cape Coral, FL
Becomes SE 24th St. as you enter the park.
Use "Four Mile Cove Ecological Park" to search maps for the CORRECT SE 23rd Terrace, located just off Veterans Memorial Parkway.
Iraq War Monument honors veterans who served, especially those Killed-in-Action.
This website continues to accept dog tag
submissions for Iraq veterans at all times.
Thanks to everyone who made the dedication ceremony a great success. Like the famous line says, "Build it and they will come," many hundreds came and honored the Iraq War Heroes, both living and deceased. Every emotion was felt by all as we presented a fine ceremony that will leave a lasting impression. Thank you especially to all uniformed military personnel, the Color Guard, as well as all of our guest speakers and singers.
A very special thank you and recognition to Mickey Thomas from Starship, for staying a while longer in our area just to sing a terrific rendition of "God Bless America." Having come from a family with veterans himself, the dedication was very meaningful on a personal level to him as well as all of us. On this day he was one of us, honoring and remembering our Iraq veterans with the same perspective. Closing the ceremony, Mickey truly put an exclamation point on this day.
In the future we plan on having further dedications at appropriate times and on holidays. We will be sure to update the website with any dates that are scheduled. Photos and video from the dedication ceremony and future additions to the monument itself will be added and updated. We are still taking donations for cleaning and preservation through the Cape Coral Community Foundation. On their website, type "Iraq Monument" in the DONATION FOR area of their submission form, to ensure your donation goes specifically to this monument.
Directions from Fort Myers: Take Colonial Blvd. and cross the Midpoint Bridge (Veterans Memorial Pkwy.) heading west into Cape Coral. Make the FIRST exit after you pay the toll and an immediate right following the sign that reads: New Iraq Vet Monument (small white sign with star that reads "Iraq War Heroes." You should now be on SE 17th Pl. Take one more right onto SE 23rd Terr.
Directions in Cape Coral: Go to the Coralwood shopping plaza at the intersection of Del Prado Blvd. and Veterans Memorial Pkwy. Turn down SE 21st Ln. following the sign that reads: "Iwo Jima Monument Veterans Memorial" and take right onto SE 17th Pl. Take one more left onto SE 23rd Terr.