The center memorial of the Florence Veterans Park is the three-pillar obelisk with an eagle. It was co-designed by Alex Palkovich and Brown Memorials, and it was installed in 2008 as the first memorial in the veteran’s park. The 30-foot tall monument features an American Bald Eagle, designed and sculpted in bronze by Palkovich. Bronze medallions representing all six US military branches complete the memorial. It was awarded the 2009 International Award for Public/Civic Memorial category at the American Institute of Commemorative Art annual conference.
Palkovich notes that the center of the memorial serves as a meditation chamber. The eagle seems to be landing when you stand in the center of the pillars.
Note: Eagle #2 can be found in Lake City. It was installed at a lower height, showcasing the artist’s intricate work.
Florence Veterans Park
Woody Jones Blvd.
Florence, SC 29501
Alex Palkovich Sculpture Trail map