Both historic and educational, the Historic Promenade is designed to invoke patriotic pride and ensure recognition and appreciation for our veterans’ sacrifices. A 10-foot walkway will be highlighted by inspirational engraved seating walls with quotes paying tribute to veterans. Shaded enclaves framed by low hedges with bench seating create peaceful outdoor classrooms for discourse among the generations. A Veteran Docent program could encourage trained veteran volunteers to share their stories, while a “Pay Respect” program could inspire visitors to write notes of thanks to returning veterans. A series of uplifting memorials can invoke a sense of pride and deepen our collective respect for those who allow us to live in freedom.