This memorial was designed and developed by Mark S. Hemstreet, owner of Shilo Inns in tribute to all past and present veterans, as well as to the brave men and women serving, today, in the U.S. Armed Forces defending freedom!
Under threatening skies and a blustery wind, those who died serving the cause of freedom were honored on May 15, 1994, in Lincoln City, Oregon, with the dedication of the American Veterans' and Desert Storm Memorial.
The monument is a six-foot high hexagon; each face is six-feet wide at the bottom and narrows to a three-foot width at the top. A United States flag flies atop the monument.
The five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces are fully represented. Below each branch's logo appears information on its active participation in the Persian Gulf War, and the names of those men and women who were killed in action during that war. A Sixth face continues the name of U.S. Army deceased.
"This memorial will serve as a perpetual reminder of those brave souls who gave the ultimate sacrifice for America - their lives."
Sam Cribbs, Mayor of Lincoln City May 15, 1994