Kenosha, Wisconsin: Okinawa Boulder, Omaha Beach SandWorld War II Kenoshans fought and died taking the Japanese island of Okinawa, and the beaches of the Normandy invasion. The city created a memorial park in 1976 honoring all war vets, featuring an Okinawa boulder and sand from D-Day beaches.
Veterans Memorial Park
- 625 52nd St., Kenosha, WI
- SW corner of 52nd St. and 6th Ave. in a public park facing the lake.
- Dawn - Dusk.
Visitor Tips and News About Okinawa Boulder, Omaha Beach Sand
This is a hidden gem for the WWII enthusiast. A real boulder from the battlefields of Okinawa, Japan where the bloodiest battles of the war were fought. Placed as a memorial in remembrance of Kenoshans who lost their lives there and in Europe.[Thomas Corrao, 08/26/2012]
Appropriately hunkered down in the middle of the fountain, and surrounded by sand taken from the bloody Omaha and Utah landing beaches of Normandy.