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Veterans Memorial Park in Leesburg

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One of the largest memorials in the S.E. United States, it is a home for all veterans of Lake, Sumter and Marion Counties in Florida.  Scenically situated on the north-western shore of Fountain Lake very near downtown Leesburg, at the intersection of Orange Avenue and West Line St.

Veterans Memorial at Fountain Park Leesburg Florida Korean Verterans of Lake County KWVA Chapter 169


Completed Veterans Memorial Park.




Relationship to Chapter 169:

The idea for a memorial was first spawned by Chapter 169 Director, Dick Pfahler, in February 2007.  President Art Canale then elevated the idea to a significant memorial with plans.

Then another of our members, Executive Director Don Van Beck, joined the effort and elevated it to a 501c3 non-profit corporation independent of KWVA Chapter 169.

While the idea for the Memorial originated and evolved in our Chapter, the VMPL, Inc. has become its own legal entity, complete with a significant core of quite professional people. It has its own Charter, Bylaws, and Board of Directors. As the Chapter originating the idea, we have one seat on that Board.

Donald L. Van Beck serves as the Chairman, CEO, and Executive Director of VMP, Inc.

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