Long Prairie, Minnesota: Iwo Jima in Steel and Other Tributes

The 1945 WWII battle for Iwo Jima has been dramatically visualized in downtown Long Prairie with a five-story-tall, partly 2-D recreation of the flag-raising at Mt. Suribachi. Bonus: mini-Statue of Liberty, tank, and helicopter.

Veterans Memorial Park

Address:
2 1st St. S., Long Prairie, MN
Directions:
Veterans Memorial Park. Corner of Central Ave. and 1st St. S., one block east of US Hwy 71.
Hours:
M-S 8 am - 10 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
320-732-2514
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Iwo Jima in Steel and Other Tributes

Visited the Veterans Memorial Park in Long Prairie, Minnesota on Memorial Day Weekend.

[Boneyard Brother, 05/26/2019]

Battle for Iwo Jima.

Veterans' Memorial Park - Iwo Jima in Steel

We almost skipped looking for this, as most Veteran memorials are more or less the same. What a mistake that would've been. We were in awe; this was so incredible and definitely worth looking at!

[Stacy Barnes, 08/12/2013]

It mixes war movie dramatics with more somber war memorial elements. A memorial wall of black slabs engraved with veterans' names is next to a painted mural of a cemetery field of white crosses. The Battle of Iwo Jima display is huge and unique.

Veterans Memorial Park

Flight records indicate that the Huey Helicopter added mid-year 2009 served to transport troops and medical evacuation. On one occasion, a pilot was killed by enemy fire.

[Gina Godding, 07/21/2010]

Statue of Liberty.

Veterans' Memorial Park - Iwo Jima in Steel

The park has added a tank, a helicopter and a Statue of Liberty to the Iwo Jima mural and sculpture.

[John Miller, 04/27/2010]
Veterans' Memorial Park - Iwo Jima in Steel

The memorial park is located at the corner of Central Avenue and First Street South in downtown Long Prairie. Army Reservist Kimberly Lawler skillfully depicted several scenes that tower to a height of five stories. At the top is a one and a half story steel depiction of the first flag raising at Mt. Suribachi. The mural details the battle of Iwo Jima, the battlefield cemetery of Omaha Beach in Normandy, France and also includes a tribute to women in the military.

[Julie Baum, 02/18/2007]

Any five-story-tall, 2-D recreation of the flag-raising at Mt. Suribachi is worth a detour.

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