More pictures from the Veteran’s Memorial Park in east Tampa. I took so many pictures and had to post most of them. You can see my first post here. The above were taken in the WW2 section.
You can see the cool helicopters from all over the park. Once I got into the Vietnam section, I could really see the details. You could see into the bottom of this one and it had a camera in the floor. I tried to imagine someone flying this and taking pictures over enemy territory.
The one with the teeth across the front was also impressive. I wonder if it was painted this way when it was in use?
There was also a memorial to the dogs used in the military.
The park is in a beautiful setting and was a perfect way to spend a morning walking around under the trees learning about the history.
The park sits on the Bypass Canal and of course I spent some time walking along the water looking for birds. The only ones I found were two limpkins. One was a juvenile, still yelling at Mom to feed it.
There were a lot of hibiscus bushes in the park, which are are my Dad’s favorite.
Speaking of my Dad, here he is going into boot camp. He was over in Germany in 44 and 45.
He had a camera permit while he was overseas. He had a photo album full of pictures taken overseas that I didn’t even know existed until we found it after he died. I still have his camera pass. He would have been 97 years old last week.
Perfect timing for this post. I’m intrigued by the helicopters. Interesting about the camera permit. I’ve not heard of that before. It would be really interesting to look through his photo album!
That is quite a memorial park. Kudos to those who put it together. I love that you got a bunch of photos that your dad took while he was in the service and his camera pass.