If you are looking for a perfect place to visit to honor the true meaning of Memorial Day, then this is a perfect place for you to go on Monday to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for us to enjoy our freedom here in the United States of America.

 

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What's great about this Veteran's memorial is that it's right here in Ocean County. Just a short drive to Toms River and you can walk through the "Protectors of Freedom" park.

A wonderful sculpture park provided to the Ocean County area by the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation. It features World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Medical Nurse sculptures honoring the men and women who served to protect our freedom. The park features the sculpting art of artist Brian Hanlon.

 

 

 

This wonderful little park is located right near the Ocean County Mall and is a quick tour through the history of the major freedom conflicts of the last century including the medical work of nurses through these moments in history. Each section high listed with the breathtaking sculptures of artist Brian Hanlon, amazing how detailed in person these sculptures are.

This little park is a wonderful place for veterans, history buffs, and schools to visit for a day trip to see not only historical moments of our past but to learn how freedom is not free with many tyrannical people out there who would love to take away your freedoms and if not for these men and women they may have already done so. These “Protectors of Freedom” stood up to bullies throughout history and said "No" you will not take away our right to freedom. Be respectful and learn and honor these folks. Many of you probably have family from prior generations that are “ Protectors of Freedom”. God bless them and never forget.

The Protectors of Freedom Park is located at Bay Lea Park on Bay Avenue in Toms River, Ocean County - New Jersey.

Take a few minutes to scroll through some of our photos from our recent trip.

 

The Protectors of Freedom Memorial in Toms River, New Jersey

A look at the Protectors of Freedom Memorial in Toms River New Jersey. A wonderful sculpture park provided to the Ocean County area by the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation. It features World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Medical Nurse sculptures honoring the men and women who served to protect our freedom. The park features the sculpting art of artist Brian Hanlon.

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