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Photo Essay: Fort McCoy’s Veteran’s Memorial Plaza

Photo Essay: Fort McCoy’s Veteran’s Memorial Plaza

Story by Scott Sturkol on 08/26/2019

Veterans Memorial Plaza is located at the historic Commemorative Area at Fort McCoy, Wis.

The 900 block of the installation and the 11-acre area surrounding it are at the hub of the fort’s history-preservation efforts.

Veterans Memorial Plaza is a tribute to all of the men and women who have served the nation during each era of Fort McCoy’s history.

Construction on this memorial began in 2006, as did the work to create five Soldier statues representative of each of the major conflicts that Fort McCoy had been involved with to that point in time: i.e., World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the war on terrorism.

The formal dedication of Veterans Memorial Plaza was June 13, 2009, the date of Fort McCoy’s 100th anniversary.

Several descendants of the installation’s founder, Maj. Gen. Robert B. McCoy, attended this dedication.

The dedication was the key event in a series of activities held during Fort McCoy’s yearlong centennial observance.

Located in the heart of the upper Midwest, Fort McCoy is the only U.S. Army installation in Wisconsin.

The installation has provided support and facilities for the field and classroom training of more than 100,000 military personnel from all services each year since 1984.

Learn more about Fort McCoy online at https://home.army.mil/mccoy, on Facebook by searching “ftmccoy,” and on Twitter by searching “usagmccoy.”

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