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Alaska Veterans Memorial
Ranked #75 of 234 things to do in Anchorage
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Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

This was a great short stop for us. Learned a lot about Alaska and Alaskans, during many of the wars.

Thank Randy J
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Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Here's a place to go for Memorial Day services. Each year on Sunday at 1300 hrs. The Anchorage Vets M/C has their ride from Mary Carries restaurant at mile 135ish to the Memorial at Byers Lake mile 147 on the Parks Hwy. It will be a place you will always go back to once you go the first time. There is five stones. One for each branch of the services. There are very touching words on all of them. I suggest you go at least once but know you will come back year after year.

Thank 908neild
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Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

In not sure there is a sign northbound. There was southbound. Very near another entrance for Byers lake. East side in denali state park. Close to mile 147.

Well done. My veteran dad appreciated the stop. I thought it was very good too. Expect to spend 15 min or so.

Thank Christopher D
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Reviewed September 24, 2015

I'm not American but couldn't help but feel moved at this memorial. It's a bit different than the usual and has very nice surroundings. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed July 5, 2015

On Memorial Day every year, motorcyclists ride to the Alaska Veterans Memorial near Byers Lake in what is known as Roll of Thunder (due to the noise from the motorcycles). The memorial itself is quite a somber place. My favorite thing about the memorial is the statue of ATG (Alaska Territorial Guard) soldiers looking directly at Denali through binoculars. The ATG was made up of Alaska Natives recruited to serve and protect Alaska during WWII (Alaska was a U.S. Territory at the time). This memorial honors them, as well as all of the other branches of the military.

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