The Veterans Memorial, located just inside the entrance to Magnolia Cemetery, 1040 Kingsley Avenue in Orange Park, is a place of quiet contemplation set aside to honor our veterans. The memorial features plaques engraved with the emblems of the six branches of the military as well as a stone with the inscription "Honor, Duty, Courage" to acknowledge the contributions of all veterans. The memorial also features engraved pavers provided by family and friends to honor individual veterans. A master list of all engraved pavers, sorted alphabetically by the first line of each paver, including the paver's location within the memorial, can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
Each year on November 11, the Historical Society of Orange Park hosts the annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial at Magnolia Cemetery. This event honors the service and sacrifice of our veterans and provides our community with an opportunity to thank our veterans for their contributions to our great nation. Each year's ceremony is conducted at 11 AM, November 11. We hope to see you there.
Purchase a Memorial Brick Paver
Would you like to honor a veteran in your life? Consider the purchase of an inscribed paver at the Veterans Memorial at Magnolia Cemetery. The pavers are 4"x8" and will be inscribed with the name of your veteran or your personal message. The cost of memorial pavers is $100 each.
To purchase a memorial paver, download the Memorial Brick Paver form and mail it with your payment to the Historical Society of Orange Park, P.O. Box 08, Orange Park, FL 32067. Please make your check payable to Historical Society of Orange Park. All proceeds will go toward the support and maintenance of the Veterans Memorial at Magnolia Cemetery.
Due to the minimum order requirements of our paver supplier, one annual paver order will be made for all paver requests received by July 30. This will allow time to procure and install new pavers prior to the annual Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11.
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The Historical Society of Orange Park is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Veterans Day Essay Contest. Our Clay County students wrote wonderful essays again this year resulting in another very competitive contest. Our sincere thanks to all the students that participated. We appreciate the time, thought and effort you put into each essay. It is our hope that everyone that participated has a deeper understanding of Veterans Day and the contributions made by our veterans.
In the Elementary Division, the topic was “What is Veterans Day?”.
In the Junior High Division, the topic was “Why do veterans deserve our support, respect and understanding?”
The winning essays in each division have been posted to our website and can be downloaded by clicking on the essay links below.