Those outdoor enthusiasts visiting Moberly, Missouri, can take a day to check out the Moberly monuments located in Rothwell Park. With many outdoor activities to offer, Moberly is a great place to find a peaceful outdoor experience while also remembering figures of the past.
Desert Storm Veterans Memorial
Rothwell Park features a monument that honors the 400,000 men and women who bravely fought in the Persian Gulf War of 1991. The monument features a bald eagle carrying a blue sash that reads "Operation Desert Storm." Similar monuments are located all across the U.S. Dedicated by the family and friends of the Randolph County Place Family Support Group, this monument is a great place for families to commemorate those who fought in the Persian Gulf, while also enjoying the many natural activities that Rothwell Park has to offer, such as hiking, boating and fishing.
Omar Bradley Statue
A statue in honor of General Omar Bradley stands in Moberly's Rothwell Park. Bradley was a much-honored main Army field commander in North Africa and Europe during World War II. Bradley grew up in Moberly and was later selected by famous corps commander George S. Patton as a deputy general during World War II. Bradley had an illustrious career working for the U.S. Army and was elected Chariman of the NATO Military Committee. Located in beautiful Rothwell Park, visitors to this statue can take a ride on the miniature railroad, play a round of disc golf, or go fishing or boating on one of its two scenic lakes.
War Dog Memorial
The Moberly War Dog Memorial commemores the dogs that have saved countless lives in the U.S. military. According to the Moberly Monitor website, approximately 4,900 dogs were used during the course of the war between 1964 and 1975. The monument also honors those who served as dog handlers. Featuring a silhouette of a dog looking in the distance, this Rothwell Park monument is a perfect place to take the dogs and enjoy the peaceful scenery.
Reed Street and Holman Road
Moberly, MO 65270
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