Tybee Island Veterans Memorial

The residents of Tybee Island are proud to have a Veterans Memorial to honor all veterans, past, present and future.  On October 31, 2006 a committee was formed to erect a monument that would give the citizens of this community, state and nation a place of solitude to go and reflect on those who sacrificed to insure our freedoms.  After years of hard work, the monument was officially opened in 2010!

“The Tybee Veterans Monument Committee is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization, with a mission to raise funds to establish a memorial dedicated to the service of veterans from the US Army, US Air Force, US Navy, US Marines, US Coast Guard and the US Merchant Marines.”

The Veterans Memorial is located between the Library at 405 Butler and the Gym at 202 5th Street, just minutes from the 17th Street Inn.  Memorial Park is a favorite location for picnicking, and other get-togethers for families and organizations.  To keep the children amused there is a playground consisting of swing sets, a merry-go-round, miniature forts, a “monkey car”, and other contraptions to keep them occupied.  There are also restrooms conveniently located on the premises.

One of the ways the committee raises funds is by selling memorial paving stones that will be installed at the base of the monument.  The paving stones can be engraved and are designed to prevent preventing cracking or chipping and will last for generations.  They make a fine tribute to any veteran or a military unit.

What will you be doing this year for Veterans Day?

There is never a shortage of fun and things to do in Tybee so pack your bags and we’ll see you when you get here!

Contact us here at the 17th Street Inn for more information about staying with us, things to do on Tybee Island including dining, nightlife, beach activities, must see attractions and events, and any other questions you may have about the area!  We would also love for you to connect with us on our Facebook Page.

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