The National Special Forces Green Beret Memorial Park will be one of the most magnificent and inspirational monumental memorials unique in the world to honor our elite U.S. Army Special Forces “Green Beret” Soldiers, past, present and future, and an inspiration to all Americans and many around the world for future generations.
The national SF memorial will portray U.S. Army Special Forces Operational Detachment-Alpha (SF ODA) Soldiers as the “Tip of the Spear” operating in different geographic locations across the world. The iconic bronze sculpture monuments, and the bronze sculpture relief panels placed on black granite walls, are inspired by different SF groups, operating around the world (on land, in sea and air), conducting the core SF missions and will highlight the SF specialties with action scenes. The bronze sculpture monuments will stand an estimated 14 ft. to 18 ft. tall with bronze and granite bases combined. The bronze relief sculpture panels placed on black granite walls will stand an estimated 10 ft. by 14 ft. in length. Accent lighting will be added to create a dramatic effect.
A Medal of Honor sculpture and pillar (Standing 14 Ft. tall) will also be created with the names of Special Forces Medal of Honor recipients, past, present and future.
The main entrance granite walls with bronze relief sculpture panels will portray Special Forces Soldiers through different eras, highlighting Special Forces missions, values, culture and history from the OSS and the 1st Special Service Force to the present time. Walls of Honor will be included to place names of distinguished individuals in the SF community (past and present). The entrance walls will include an introduction wall and the Major Patrons and Corporate Sponsors wall with engraved name plaques placed at their contribution tier levels. Paver stones for donors will be placed in the National SF Memorial Park along the walkways.
The Walls of Remembrance will place the names, with engraved name plaques, of SF Soldiers killed in action and killed in training on granite walls.
Once complete, with each of the iconic bronze sculpture monuments, walls and sections brought together in epic scale, The National Special Forces Green Beret Memorial will convey the full essence of the Special Forces A-Team (SF ODA), and provide an enduring tribute to the elite Special Forces “Green Beret” Soldiers of every era, past, present and future and the legacy of the Special Forces Regiment.
The National Special Forces Green Beret Memorial is planned to be placed on public view, as a premier international tourist destination, near Fort Bragg/Fort Liberty in North Carolina. Fort Bragg/Fort Liberty is the home of the 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) (1st SFC) , the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School-U.S. Army Special Operations Center of Excellence (USAJFKSWCS) and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command , and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC).
Contingent on funding, the first bronze sculptures of The National Special Forces Green Beret Memorial are estimated to be unveiled in 2024, with the remainder of the bronze sculpture monuments and memorial walls projected to be completed with a series of unveilings by 2029.
The premier unveiling events will be coordinated with all appropriate entities including the National Special Forces Association (SFA), the global Special Forces Community, other VIP’s and the local and major international media.