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Pensacola, Florida: National Memorial To Missing Children

Odd bronze sculpture of two giant bronze forearms and hands arched over a naked mom, dad, and baby. Placed here in 2002 by Sarasota artist Sam Nettles.

Veterans Memorial Park

200 S. 10th Ave., Pensacola, FL
Veterans Memorial Park. Park in the lot on the south side of E. Romana St., just east of its intersection with S. 9th Ave., then walk south through the park and cross Bayfront Pkwy to the Memorial.
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National Memorial To Missing Children.

National Memorial To Missing Children

The description of this sculpture is so true, and to see it is amazing. The artwork is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers, but be careful crossing the busy street.

[EC, 02/29/2024]

National Memorial To Missing Children.

National Memorial To Missing Children

Across the street from the Veterans Memorial Park. A very calm and peaceful memorial with a beautiful view.

[Melissa, 05/09/2022]

The National Memorial to Missing Children was the idea of Kathy Gaut, whose 19-year-old daughter disappeared from Pensacola in 1992. The sculpture, by Sam Nettles, was dedicated in 2002. There have been complaints that homeless people sleep around the out-of-the-way memorial -- but the sculpture is named, after all, "The Sanctuary."

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