Kenosha, Wisconsin: Okinawa Boulder, Omaha Beach Sand

World 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

Address:
625 52nd St., Kenosha, WI
Directions:
SW corner of 52nd St. and 6th Ave. in a public park facing the lake.
Hours:
Dawn - Dusk. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Okinawa Rock.

Okinawa Stone

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.


Nearby Offbeat Places

Kenosha's Electric StreetcarsKenosha's Electric Streetcars, Kenosha, WI - < 1 mi.
The Civil War MuseumThe Civil War Museum, Kenosha, WI - < 1 mi.
Dinosaur Discovery MuseumDinosaur Discovery Museum, Kenosha, WI - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Big Steer, Milwaukee, WI - 26 mi.

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