20th Century Veterans Memorial
And the Lincoln County Law Enforcement Memorial
The busy crossroads of the Eisenhower Memorial Interstate System, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Highway, is the perfect location for this 20th Century Veterans Memorial. The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard as well as the volunteers of the North Platte Canteen are memorialized by bronze statues. The five major conflicts of the 20th century from World War I to the first Iraq War are depicted in a 15-foot tall brick bas-relief mural. The memorial features a Walk of Honor, lined by thousands of commemorative bricks showing the names of veterans who served at any time during the 20th century. For a truly in-depth look at the impact of the North Platte Canteen interested visitors should also be sure to see the exhibit at the Lincoln County Historical Museum. Adjacent to the memorial to our military heroes is the Lincoln County Law Enforcement Memorial that pays homage to those brave men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty protecting the public as officers sworn to uphold the law.
Also located here is the Lincoln County Law Enforcement Memorial which pays tribute to those officers that gave their lives in the line of the duty. It gives the community a solemn place to honor those officers that selflessly made the ultimate sacrifice to protect their communities. Lincoln County has lost 11 officers in the line of duty since 1916. The governing body of the Law Enforcement Memorial asks visitors to stop, remember, and honor, all the officers that were killed in the line of duty, as they bravely served their communities. The memorial is located just east of America's 20th Century Veterans Memorial.