Veterans Memorial Garden
Located in Marshall Park, adjacent to the Arboretum proper, the All Veterans Memorial is a tribute from the people of this community and area to all those who have served, and will serve, in the Armed Forces of this nation.
BATTLE BOWS is a most elegant and symbolic structure:
The word “battle” comes from the battle ribbons, or theater of war identifications, as worn on tunics or other articles of military clothing. These ribbons are presented in porcelain enamel on the inside surfaces of the three outside arches.
The word “bow” is short for rainbow as in the Genesis story in the Bible where, after the flood, He set his “bow” in the sky. Such is the concept of the arched elements of the Memorial, a portion of the rainbow. Color adds to the effect of a rainbow as well.
The rainbow’s multiple themes of … HOPE, PROMISE, PEACE, and LOVE … are symbolized dramatically by the four 24-foot tall stainless-steel bows, three surrounding the fourth.
The Memorial stands graciously in Marshall Park which was a gift to the City of Dubuque in 1975 from Jackson “Mac” Marshall, one of the first thirteen men recruited from this area for duty in World War I. The peace and tranquility of this lovely park with the Dubuque Arboretum nearby provide the perfect setting for … BATTLE BOWS.
Dedicated August 7, 1994
In memory of the brave men and women of the Persian Gulf War who died in defense of freedom while serving their country and military during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
Army Spec. Ronald David Rennison
Air Force Captain Stephen Richard Phillis
GS-12 James Frederick Neberman
Army Spec Stephen Douglas Clark
Dedicated June 1991