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Address: Jackson, MS
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A stark tribute to Mississippi's war veterans, with a courtyard that...

A stark tribute to Mississippi's war veterans, with a courtyard that replicates the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and a museum devoted to the state's military history.

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As I Am a veteran..I passed by here while visiting....

the old capital. I was impressed by the architecture outside that shows different sculptures from the previous world wars. It was not open as it was late Sunday afternoon, but the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 March 2016
Marta E
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El Paso, Texas
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Brownsville, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The building is the only thing you can check out... It's never open according to its schedule. Seems like the culprit may be a lack of funding. It's such a shame, the architecture is awe inspiring along with its inscriptions.

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Madison, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Art Moderne building constructed in 1939-1940 next to the Old Capitol Museum. Honors Mississippians who fought and died in foreign wars. Great architecture combined with sculpture and bas relief scenes. Close to the State Capitol and Governor's Mansion.

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Flowood, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

This is a very subtle and somber memorial that is next to the Old Capitol Museum, yet it's also poignant in it's elegance.

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

the old capital. I was impressed by the architecture outside that shows different sculptures from the previous world wars. It was not open as it was late Sunday afternoon, but the flag was at half staff. There was not even a sign saying when it would be open. I may go back before I leave Jackson

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

The entire building as near as we could tell is dedicated to honoring Veterans, but on a Thursday afternoon the doors were open but no information available as how to tour. Spent 15 minutes there.

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New Hyde Park, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

I am always interested in war memorials, but this place doesn't offer much. The architect/structure is decent, but nothing going out of the way for. There is no information/plaques to read, so save your time and go elsewhere.

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

There are a handful of reasons for visiting this memorial: 1) if you are in general interested in how events are memorialized. This is done in the Art Deco style and even though I did not see a specific date I assume that this was originally constructed as a World War I Memorial. There were only a few events on... More 

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Montevallo, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

If you have visited the old capitol building, then this is a great side trip cause it is right next door. I didnt go inside as i was limited on time. But the outside and inner courtyard are beautiful Worth a quick visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2013

What a beautiful monument. It gave me goosebumps reading the inscriptions. And that was only outside. We couldn't go in as the place was closed. Don't forget to see the "Thank you train" down the hill in the back.

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