One of the newest memorials at the park is the Afghanistan Memorial. On September 11th, 2001 a terrorist organization, al-Qaeda launched a devastating attack on the United States causing the launch of Operation Enduring Freedom with the United Kingdom into Afghanistan. Soon NATO and nearly 40 other countries would join the fight and the longest war in US history began. This memorial pays tribute to the fallen heroes of this war.
The Iraq war memorial signifies a war that went hand and hand with the war in Afghanistan. This war began in 2003 and ended in 2011. The purpose of this war was to end terrorism. Even after the capture of Saddam Hussein, Iraq continued to fight. Other war memorials currently displayed within the park include the Civil War, Gulf War, Korea, Mex American, Seminoles, Spanish American, Vietnam, World War I and II, as well as memorials for the committed forces, Medal of Honor, POWMIA, and Purple Heart.
The Veterans Memorial Park and Museum is a park like no other. It is full of history and information regarding the Armed Forces for nearly 300 years. Though there already 14 memorials and a museum the park is still growing and evolving.