In the fight for freedom against Great Britain, almost 13,000 American colonists either died or were wounded during the 8 year conflict. With conflicts starting as early as 1775, the revolutionaries signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, formally terminating any relationship between the colonies and Great Britain.
The memorial recognizes all veterans of the American Revolution and their sacrifices for the newly independent America. As an encompassing monument within the veteran’s park, the memorial illustrates early life during the revolution. The original 13 colonies, as well as the preamble to the Constitution, are etched into the monument. Engraved tiles line the memorial, honoring the early veterans.