Albia, Iowa: Welcome Home Soldier Monument

Eight acres of statues includes a replica Iwo Jima Monument, hundreds of flags, and a wall engraved with thousands of names.
6451 US-34, Albia, IA
Just west of town, on the north side of US-34.
Lit at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Welcome Home Soldier Monument

Large monument area is dedicated to military veterans. Concrete walking paths, accessible to all, many, many statues and flags.

[James DiGeronimo, 06/28/2020]

The monument covers eight acres. Its centerpiece is a replica of the Iwo Jima memorial, but there are other statues, along with 21 Christian crosses (representing the 21-gun salute), three "battlefield crosses," hundreds of flagpoles, and a wall engraved with thousands of names (The name directory is in a mailbox with an upturned flag). Everything is illuminated at night.

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