Melbourne Military Memorial Park was opened to the public at a
Memorial Day, 2003, dedication ceremony. The park is located between Hickory
and Oak streets, adjacent to Honor America’s Liberty Bell Museum.
concept for the park was originated by veterans Bill Barnett and
Ed Palmer, who at the time was a member of the City Council. "This park is a
place for people to congregate and to remember those who have
served, and a place to celebrate our freedoms," said Barnett.
that along with memorials to the branches of military service, the
park has monuments providing facts about 10 wars that created and
shaped the nation. "These wars were fought to give us the
liberties that we have today," he explained.