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Check Out the Tamarac Veterans Honor Wall

The Tamarac Veterans’ Honor Wall, located at Tamarac Veterans’ Park, is a beautiful public art piece commissioned by the City’s Public Art Committee at the direction of the City in the spring of 2015.

Known as the “Veterans’ Tribute Wall,” glass artist Zac Knudson conceived, fabricated, and installed the wall, which recognizes past and present City residents, living or deceased, who served honorably in the U.S. military. Unveiled on Memorial Day 2016, it initially included two artistic entry panels and the names of 600 veterans on six panels. On Veterans Day 2016, the City unveiled two additional panels containing an additional 200 names. You can learn more about the glass artist, Zac Knudson, here:

For this project, the City collaborated with the Tamarac Historical Society as well as the City’s Public Art and Veterans Affairs committees. Those efforts resulted in a ninth panel, which was unveiled on Veterans Day 2017; at this time, two additional panels have since been added. The 11th panel was unveiled on Veterans’ Day 2019. Each of the memorial panels lists the name, rank, military branch, and years of service for 100 Tamarac veterans.

The fabrication and installation of the next panel is scheduled each time the City collects an additional 100 names.

The City’s Public Art Fund has paid all costs for this project. The Public Art Fund monies are generated from a public art fee, which is generated from the construction value of City property improvements.

Additional art at Veterans Park also includes local artist Beth Ravitz’s public art sculpture, “In the Spirit of Peace.”

How Do I Apply to Add a Name?

You can find the application*:

  • Online
  • At City Hall
  • At the Tamarac Community Center
  • At the Parks and Recreation Administration Building
  • Request an application be sent by mail by calling 954-597-3621

*Given current pandemic restrictions, your best bet is to apply online or call to request a mailed application

What is Required?

  • Proof of Tamarac residency
  • Proof of an Honorable Discharge from any branch of the U.S. military

Applications can be completed by residents or their survivors. You can learn more about the project here.

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